HELPING YOUR CHILD TO TALK | Summary of Steps 1-4

Review 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…


HELPING YOUR CHILD TO TALK | Be Aware of Your Reactions | Step 4

Be Aware of Your Reactions and learn how to provide appropriate incentives to get the behavior, talking, that you want.  Don't encourage unwanted behaviors through rewarding unwanted behaviors. Help your child achieve their potential. Many times, it is the parent, and not the child, that limits a…


HELPING YOUR CHILD TO TALK | Define What You Expect | Step 3

HELPING YOUR CHILD TO TALK | Define What You Expect | Step 3 Define what you want your child to do; not what you DON'T want them to do. Learn how to set realistic goals to help your child succeed. Tell others the goal so that everyone helps your child meet their goals. Help your child achieve their…


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…


School Success

The single best indicator of school success is communication. If children enter kindergarten with age appropriate communication skills, they usually do fine. How do you help your child achieve communication competence? It is pretty simple. Mainly, if you talk to your child, show interest, and play…


Lift a flap books by Karen Katz

I came across these short, fun, colorful, lift a flap books by accident.  They have quickly become some of my favorites.  The children (ages 2-5) that I work with love them too.  They are charming for children and adults.  As most parents know, children enjoy hearing the same story again and again.…


I Know An Old Lady

The classic children’s tale, “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” has a fun, new twist! In I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie,  a skinny old lady brings a pie to Thanksgiving dinner. She is hungry and can’t wait for dinner so she eats the pie. She isn’t full so she moves on and on until……


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…