Early Intervention for Toddlers: How to Include Siblings
Language Development for Toddlers: Set it Up
“Mommy, mommy, I wanna play. What about me? It’s my turn now!"
If you provide services to families with more than one child, I’m sure these comments sound pretty familiar. I’ve treated and currently work with several families who have multiple young children. When ALL children are present, things get pretty interesting.
An Interview with a My Toddler Talks Parent
Setting it up means you have designed an environment or situation that supports communication. Doing so motivates your child to talk.
Toddler Language Delay: How Pausing Improves Communication
Anyone who subscribes to my newsletter knows that I love hearing from my readers and appreciate feedback. Recently, I happily stumbled upon an unsolicited review of My Toddler Talks from a mother of a toddler with a language delay. As a first time author, my heart sang when I read her review because I was so thrilled that I could positively affect someone who I haven’t even met.
Toddler Language Delay: 5 Ways to Stay Hopeful When You Want to See Change Now
In today’s busy and hurried world, it’s sometimes hard to slow down, take a breath and pause.
Yet, pausing and waiting when interacting with your child, in fact, greatly facilitates communication.
Speech Therapy for Toddlers: Give Choices
If you’re the parent of a child who has a delay, sometimes it’s hard to always be optimistic. You’re eagerly waiting for your child to catch up to his or her peers and when nothing seems to be improving or the progress is slow, your optimism wanes and worse yet, you begin to lose hope.
Speech Therapy for Toddlers: How to Ask Questions?
When we give choices to toddlers, we’re telling them that they have some control and their input matters. Providing choices also encourages decision making and promotes language development.
Speech Therapy for Toddlers: How to Effectively Use Self-Talk and Parallel-Talk
Adults like to ask questions. The well-known author of How To Win Friends and Influence People (a favorite book of mine), Dale Carnegie, teaches us to ask thoughtful questions to gain friends and effect people. Not only is it socially appropriate and nice to ask others questions, it also shows that we are genuinely interested in them. A pretty good way to treat others, if you ask me.
How to Get the Most from My Toddler Talks!
You’re probably reading this post because you have concerns about your toddler’s speech and language development. If so, you’ve come to right site! Welcome to My Toddler Talks. I hope you find this site informative and helpful. I’m going to share two great techniques to help promote your toddler’s language development.
When Do Toddlers Start Talking?
If you’ve purchased my book (thank you), get the most out of it by following along and implementing some of these important points!
Toddlers: The Importance of Routines
One question, I’m usually asked is:
“When will my toddler start talking?”
Guest Post: My Toddler Talks Book Review
When our routines are violated or drastically altered (e.g. the coffee pot breaks or we run out of coffee), how do we feel? Anxious, angry, aggravated…helpless.
Toddlers: The Importance of Play
It gives me great pleasure to share the following review of My Toddler Talks by Dana Childress, M.Ed. Dana is a program specialist for the Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development, associated with Virginia Commonwealth University. She assists in designing and implementing professional development activities for early intervention providers and administrators in Virginia.
Why I Wrote My Toddler Talks
Playing and learning go hand in hand when it comes to toddlers. Play is how toddlers learn. Hands-on play is necessary for toddlers’ intellectual, social, emotional, physical and of course language development.
What is a Play Routine?
To help parents get their children talking! When I first began treating toddlers who were late to talk or delayed with their speech and language, I struggled to find easy to understand, step-by-step guides for my parents to read. Collecting information from various resources was trying and even then, I couldn’t find practical and hands-on resources. So, I decided to write a workbook for my parents.
My Toddler Talks offers the reader a wealth of easy to understand information, techniques, tracking charts, goals as well as 25 entertaining play routines that do not involve too many novel toys or materials. Most families will most likely have the items in their household (this should appeal to you, clinicians, attempting to go bagless).