My Toddler Talks Best of 2015

My Toddler Talks Best of 2015

My Toddler Talks Best of 2015

"Another year over and a new one just begun…” – John Lennon

Hi Folks!

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.

Bye 2015 and HELLO 2016!

Quick year in review:

  • I’ve been a busy bee treating clients in my private practice. Seeing clients always makes me happy and provides great insight and inspiration for my writing. Admittedly, though, it’s very hard to research techniques, treat, write, and market when you’re a one-person business.

  • I published my second book Learning to Read is a Ball.

Learning to Read is a Ball

Learning to Read is a Ball

This interactive picture book about balls includes an extensive, step-by-step parent guide to help parents, early educators, and fellow speech language pathologists, develop oral language, phonological awareness, and print awareness. These skills are the building blocks for future academic success. Researching, illustrating, and writing this book was a great labor of love. In many ways it’s a book ahead of its time. If you would like to learn more about Learning to Read is a Ball, please click the highlighted blue link.

  • Our daughter, our little blessing, continues to melt our hearts and make us smile and laugh while simultaneously turning our hair grey! I was hoping to report news of a rainbow baby but unfortunately I’ve had more loses (total of 4). I’m naturally upbeat and effervescent but recurrent miscarriages (occurring for unknown reasons!) can really take the wind out of one’s sails. Each loss is painful and heartbreaking. It can also be lonely…if you let it be. I’ve slowly learned that maintaining a positive and upbeat attitude is essential. It’s the only thing you can control. You control your attitude. Each day, I say a prayer, get out of bed, and embrace and appreciate everything and everyone I have. I also surround myself with loved ones who lift me up. If you have experienced losses like me, I hope you’re fortunate to have a compassionate and supportive village.

Well, enough about that…

…here’s to 2016!

Here are my top 10 posts of 2015 based on popularity:

Speech Therapy for Toddlers: The Power of Repetition

Common First Words

Before First Words: Using Fun Sounds To Encourage Toddler Communication

How To Get Your Toddler to Combine Words: Part 1 Going Beyond Single Words

How to Get My Toddler to Combine Words: Part 2

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

How to Get My Toddler To Combine Words: Part 3

How the Ok to Wake Clock Can Improve Your Toddler's Sleep & Language

6 Tips for Selecting Toys to Improve Toddlers' Language, Cognition, and Play

How to Track My Toddler's First Words

A peek at what’s to come in 2016:

I'm hoping that 2016 will be an amazing year for both you and your families, as well as for us!

Interested in reading my top posts from 2014? Please click here.