I’m in the Washington Post: How to Recognize a Speech and Language Delay

A few weeks ago, Tamara Gane, a reporter from the Washington Post interviewed me for an article she was writing on the topic of speech and language development. It was such an honor to be able to contribute to this piece!   Written from a parent’s perspective, this article explains how she recognized her child’s speech delay and how she went about getting speech therapy services.

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Kimberly Scanlon
Toddler Language: A Song to Help Transition Between Activities and Tasks

Working with toddlers on a regular basis I know transitions can be tough for toddlers. Who wants to stop playing to go grocery shopping? Who wants to leave the park to pick Johnny up from school?  Sometimes sudden, unexpected transitions can result in tantrums or meltdowns, leaving you and your child both tired and frustrated.

Is there a way to make transitions a bit easier?

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What’s New at My Toddler Talks

For the past two years or so (…maybe more…I lose track of time), I’ve been working on what I thought might be a revised and expanded second edition of my book, My Toddler Talks.

Well, this second edition morphed into almost 300 pages and has taken on a life of it’s own. SO, I’ve decided to break it into 3 different books. I’m hoping to release this book very, very, soon.

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Interview: Get Your Toddler Talking!

Recently, I had the awesome opportunity to chat with Marianna Du Bosq, a bilingual mother, a former educator, and the creator of the informative website Bilingual Avenue. We had a great time discussing various topics related to toddler language development. The interview is approximately 40 minutes long and it’s jam packed with so much useful information!

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Touch and Explore Sensory Bin - A Sample Play Routine from My Toddler Talks

My Toddler Talks has 25 fun play routines designed to improve your child's speech and language skills. Many of the play routines involve popular and favorite toys and objects found in most households. This is a benefit for busy parents who can't or don't want to run out and purchase more toys as well as for early intervention therapists who are encouraged to use what is already in the child's environment.

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My Toddler Talks Best of 2015

Happy 2016. Hope you are all well and excited for this upcoming year. I know I am!

Although 2015 wasn’t the amazing year filled with rainbows and lollipops, it was a fine, productive year. I am grateful for my loving family and friends, my dedicated clients, and my encouraging readers. Thank you all for being here.

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Common First Words: Toddler Speech Therapy

The following is a list of common first words adapted from The Rossetti Infant Toddler Language Scale (2006) and from the research findings of Professor Leslie Altman Rescorla, the director of the Child Study Institute at Bryn Mawr College. Rescorla's results indicate that there are 25 commonly used words that toddlers know, even those that are slow to learn language. This suggests that these words are worth targeting when working on language intervention for late talkers.

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Baby Beluga: A Book and Song to Improve Your Toddler’s Language

Any Raffi fans here? If you were born in the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s, you may be familiar with the singer-song writer Raffi. He is well known for writing and singing many popular children’s songs. If you’re not familiar with Raffi, don’t worry. I too was unfamiliar with his music despite being born during one of those decades and still managed to have a very fine childhood. (Now I just ponder, what if?)

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