My Toddler Pinches and Bites When We Try to Get Her To Talk

A few weeks ago, another My Toddler Talks reader emailed with the following question:

“We have two children, a 3.5 year old boy and a 20 month old girl.  We did not have any speech issues with our son, however our daughter is not speaking as much as we believe she should be able to at this point. She has maybe 10 words.  She will resort to biting or pinching at times if she becomes frustrated.  I really want to be proactive about this.  Do you have any suggestions or resources?”

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7 Ways to Get Your Village on Board to Promote Your Toddler's Language Development

If you’ve been reading my blog or have read My Toddler Talks, you know I value routines and consistency. Toddlers need consistency and familiar routines to thrive. To further encourage your toddler’s language development, consistency amongst the village is also needed. Since these trusted members are helping to raise and care for your precious little one(s), they should also know how to develop your toddler’s communication.

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It Takes a Village: Getting Everyone on Board to Support Your Toddler's Language

“It’s takes a village to raise a child.”

Having an active toddler of my own and the support of a several key people, I agree with this proverb. I would also assert that it takes a village to develop a child’s language skills. Before I tell you HOW to use your village to encourage your child’s language development, I want to stress WHY parents need the support of a village.

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Why Does My Toddler Pull and Point but Not Talk?

“Our toddler has gotten into this habit of pulling us to, pointing to or handing us the things she wants without actually saying or making any sound when she wants it. If we don't give her what she wants she start screaming and crying (literally). I don't want to reward the screaming behavior but I also want to encourage her to speak, so I'm a little stuck there.”

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Speech Therapy Toys for Toddlers

Every year I write a post with some of my favorite toys for toddlers and preschoolers (the preschooler post will be up at www.scanlonspeech.com in the next few days). Since I treat many toddlers with language delays, I have a pretty good knack for selecting toys and using them to promote language development. Now that I have a toddler myself, I created this list with my little girl in mind.

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Speech Therapy for Toddlers: 12 Helpful Posts You Can't Miss!

Before I created the My Toddler Talks website, I blogged about toddlers over at my other website Scanlon Speech Therapy. I started blogging back in early 2011. I still blog at Scanlon Speech but mostly on speech, language, and literacy topics related to preschool and early school aged children. Over there, I also have guest posts and interviews with well-respected speech language pathologists and/or other childhood experts.

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