HELPING YOUR CHILD TO TALK | Create Shared Interests | Step 2

Step 2 GETTING YOUR CHILD TO TALK | Create Shared Interests Combine your priorities and your child's to work on communication throughout the day. Help your child achieve their potential. Many times, it is the parent, and not the child, that limits a child’s potential. This video is for you, the…


HELPING YOUR CHILD TO TALK | Set the Tone Be Agreeable and Assertive | Step 1

Are you an agreeable to assertive communicator?  Your child needs BOTH of these styles.  Take charge and allow for input and cooperation. Learn your communication style so that you can flex to create communication opportunities for your child.  Help your child achieve their potential. Many times,…


HELPING YOUR CHILD TO TALK | Introduction to the 4 Steps

Learn the four steps to help your child talk: 1-Set the Tone: Be agreeable and assertive 2-Create Shared Interests 3-Define What You Expect 4-Be Aware of Your Reactions Help your child achieve their potential. Many times, it is the parent, and not the child, that limits a child’s potential. This…


Silly Sally

  This delightful book is a fun way to practice speech sounds and language skills.  This repetitive line  story book tells the tale of  Sally is who is joined by various animals as she travels to town-backwards and upside down.   Since the lines repeat, even non-readers can retell this story…


Mad Libs

  Having trouble getting your kids to sit down and do school work this summer?  Of course, kids don't want to work in the summer.  Summer is about having fun.  Bring back the FUN with Mad Libs! I'm sure that you remember these from your youth.  Fill in the blanks with nouns, adjectives, and…


Help your child talk: Expand for your child

Trying to help your child expand from one word utterances, then add a word.  Sounds simple because it is.  Adding a word will provide your child with a model for how to combine words.   Your little one doesn't have to repeat after you.  Listening is his only task.  But in time, you will hear longer…


Help your child talk: Talk about what your child is doing

Last month, I wrote about talking about what you are doing.  This week, let's look at talking about what your child is doing. When you narrate what your child is doing, seeing, or feeling, he'll learn the words to express himself better.  Just remember to repeat, repeat, repeat.  Use shorter…


Help your child talk: Talk about what you are doing

You are busy.   You don't have time to work on language.  Well, at least you think that you don't.    But all that you need to do is talk! To help your child, talk out loud about what you are doing.  While washing the dishes, talk about the dirty cups, soap, washing, etc.  While doing the laundry,…


Help your child talk: do something unexpected

Children like routines.  They like routines because they give the world order and make it easier to understand.  Routines even make it easier for early talkers to actually say something.  That's why I like to use unexpected moments to my advantage...to get a child to talk. Here are some ideas: 1.…


Help your child talk: Mix up a routine

Your child loves routines because it helps them know what to expect.  Use this love of routines to enhance your child's communication. Set up a routine for play or a daily task.  During the routine, talk about what you and your child are doing.  Practice this routine, then mix it up. When you…