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As a parent, there’s nothing more frustrating than watching your precious baby struggle to learn to communicate. While friends’ and relatives’ toddlers are all saying “Mama” and “ball” and even forming simple sentences, your child can only cry in frustration, locked away from the world of words that should to be opening up for her. You can’t help feeling embarrassed, or jealous, or even angry. Why YOUR child? Why does it have to be so hard?
FINALLY, THERE’S AN EASY, FUN, NO-TEARS METHOD THAT’S PROVEN TO HELP TEACH YOUR TODDLER TO TALK.
It’s called Teach Me To Talk, and take it from a mother who’s been there! And it’s just amazing. The Teach Me To Talk DVD is packed with strategies that will unlock that beautiful voice your child has locked away inside. And best of all, these strategies are PROVEN to be simple to learn, easy to apply, and successful in teaching young children to talk.
Are you a parent looking for more information on childhood apraxia of speech? Are you scared and confused by what you’re finding on the internet?
Then I’d like to introduce you to a DVD that’s made especially for parents to help you understand this complex diagnosis. It’s called Teach Me To Talk with Apraxia and Phonological Disorders, and it was developed by pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, author of the website teachmetotalk.com. If you’re having difficulty understanding what your young child is saying to you, this 3 hour DVD set will teach you step-by-step techniques to help your child learn to use speech you can understand. This will be invaluable information for parents with children who have been newly diagnosed with a speech delay or disorder including apraxia and phonological disorders.
This DVD series for helping young children learn to understand language. A child must understand words before we expect him to talk, and certainly before we expect him to obey. Many parents and teachers label a young child as “difficult” or as a behavior problem when the real problem is he or she doesn’t understand and process language as well as other children his age. This is always true for kids with developmental delays and other diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, or prematurity. Because of these delays, all of these children have difficulty understanding what’s expected of them. The good news is that there are lots of very practical ways to work on these skills at home. Teach Me To Listen and Obey 1 and 2 show parents simple, but effective strategies for improving the way a child understands language and then can begin to obey.
Teach Me To Talk: The Therapy Manual is the go-to resource for speech therapy for toddlers. Pediatric speech-language pathologists RAVE about this manual in courses and follow-up emails! This best-selling therapy manual is essential for any speech-language pathologist, developmental therapist, early intervention specialist or other EI professional who treats toddlers with communication delays and disorders.
Although not an academic text, Teach Me To Talk: The Therapy Manual is used by SLP grad programs throughout the USA and around the world in their Infant Toddler courses!
In this 180-page therapy manual Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist explains the hierarchy of verbal imitation skills she teaches to therapists throughout the country. This simple, straight-forward approach is easy for both parents and therapists to understand and implement during familiar play-based activities and daily routines. Laura’s method delivers a framework for knowing where to begin work with a late talking child, provides ideas for what to try when a young child’s progress stalls, and can serve as your new approach when your standard methods don’t seem to be adequate for a particular child’s issues.
Teach Me To Play WITH You: Easy Games, Songs, and Play Activities to Teach Social Interaction to Toddlers and Young Preschoolers with Language Delays is a therapy guide for parents and professionals who work with young children with social and communication delays.
This 190-page manual is filled with simple routines, songs, and games designed to inspire adults to interact with children in ways to motivate them to play WITH you. It’s a book of ideas to get you started so that you’ll know what to do when you play with a child who has difficulty staying with you and paying attention or with a child who seems bored and aloof most of the time.
This is a great parent training tool! SLPs and other therapists in early intervention programs will love how this book is organized in a format with activity pages that can be easily copied for distribution to parents.
For speech-language therapists, the best part is learning how to teach parents what to do at home. All this information lines up perfectly with a parent coaching model. You’re telling parents, “This is what you can do during your everyday routines at home to help improve your child’s ability to be understood.” You’ll also get lots of other tools too- checklists for deciding who is and who is not ready to work on articulation (best for helping justify your decision to eager families!), a form to help you prioritize your first therapy goals, cheat sheets for how to cue consonant AND vowel sounds, plus TONS of developmentally appropriate therapy activities that work in clinic, preschool, and home settings.
In my therapy manual Let’s Talk About Talking… Ways to Strengthen the 11 Skills All Toddlers Master Before Words Emerge, I’m teaching you how to target pre-linguistic skills that establish the foundation for communicating. This is a tremendous resource for both parents and professionals. It’s HUGE – 377 pages – but extremely user-friendly. Figure out what you want to work on with a child using the easy checklist, flip to the chapter for that skill, and get busy! The therapy plan is practically written for you!
CE Courses for Therapists
In this 3 part course, you’ll gain the skills and confidence you need to reliably identify the signs and symptoms of autism in toddlers and young preschoolers using the official DSM-5 criteria. We’ll discuss that complex information in detail and break it down so that you truly understand what autism is and isn’t. Even when you’re not responsible for giving an official diagnosis, you can be assured that you’ll be equipped to help parents understand what’s going on with a toddler who is missing developmental milestones and exhibiting red flags that may suggest autism. More importantly, you’ll be able to provide the best, evidence-based intervention for your youngest clients who are clearly at risk. You’ll learn strategies to address the core deficits of autism that can be incorporated into initial treatment plans of toddlers and young preschoolers enrolled in speech therapy and early intervention programs.
Many times imitation is the core skill most late talkers haven’t yet mastered. In this fast-paced course, you’ll learn how to teach toddlers with developmental delays to talk using science-backed strategies which emphasize imitation as the KEY component. This method delivers a practical framework for knowing where to begin work with a late talking child, provides ideas for what to try when a young child’s progress stalls, and can serve as your new approach when your standard methods don’t seem to be adequate for a particular child’s issues. My popular course Steps to Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers is now available on DVD! In this 6 hour course on DVD, you’ll learn the hierarchy for teaching a late talking toddler how to imitate.
This 12-hour course is a made-for-DVD production, rather than video of a live event, so there are no distractions and no interruptions. I listened to feedback from attendees over the past 3 years and expanded this course from 6 hours to 12 hours. Even if you’ve seen the same course live, you’ll still get new information with additional references, resources, and Evidence-Based Practice. If you’ve struggled with designing effective treatment plans for your youngest clients ages birth to 4, then this is the course for you! We’ll spend most of the course talking about TREATMENT strategies, and I’ll introduce you to my SIMPLE TREATMENT HIERARCHY complete with checklists and 12 hours full of treatment strategies to encompass the entire gamut of your caseloads from non-verbal children with social communication disorders to toddlers who are ready to work on speech intelligibility.