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Helping Parents Teach Toddlers To Understand and Use Language
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Helping Parents Teach Toddlers To Understand and Use Language

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#390 Prelinguistic Skill #5 Joint Attention

Nov 8, 2019 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses the 5th prelinguistic skill all toddlers master before words emerge - joint attention. Therapists - get 1 hour CE credit for this course as teachmetotalk.com. https://teachmetotalk.com/asha-ceu-courses/  

#389 Prelinguistic Skill #4 Develops a Longer Attention Span

Nov 1, 2019 01:04:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize of teachmetotalk.com as she provides recommendations for extending a toddler's attention span. See teachmetotalk.com for more details including CE credit for therapists!

388 Prelinguistic Skill #3... Begins to Take Turns

Oct 12, 2019 01:04:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she continues the podcast series Prelinguistic Skills for Toddlers. These are the skills all toddlers master before they begin to use words to communicate. In this show, we're discussing skill #3 takes turns with others. Get 1 hour CE credit for listening to this show for only $5 at teachmetotalk.com.

#387...11 Prelinguistic Skills... #2 Responds to People

Oct 5, 2019 01:03:00

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Communicating always involves at least 2 people. When a child doesn't routinely respond and interact when you try to talk to him, play with him, or teach him something, it's highly unlikely he's learning anything! In my experience, parents first begin to suspect there's a problem with a child's development when he or she seems to ignore other people or avoid contact. Sometimes parents mis-characterize a child as being stubborn or lazy when the real problem is, he doesn't know how to respond. The good news is... YOU CAN MAKE IT BETTER! Using the simple, straightforward tips in this podcast, you'll help a child learn to notice you and eventually, begin to interact with you.

386...11 Prelinguistic Skills... #1 Reacts to Toys and Objects

Sep 28, 2019 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she explains the 11 prelinlinguitic skjills all toddlers master before words emerge. In this show, we're discussing Skill #1 RESPONDS AND INTERACTS WITH THINGS IN THE ENVIRONMENT. Remember that this skill refers to a child's ability to react to sensory information - or things he can see, hear, touch, hold, and manipulate. The kinds of skills we want to facilitate at this phase are alerting, looking, calming, attending, reaching, grasping, holding, mouthing, waving objects, banging, and then... REPEAT!  Here's where we should begin to work with toddlers with severe developmental disabilities and not on teaching them to talk. Why? Because a child who can't do these kinds of things consistently, chiefly alert, react, and interact with things in his or her environment, is not developmentally ready to learn to understand and use words. In this show, I discussed specific activities, ideas, and toys to help improve this area. Remember that this information is best suited for speech therapy for toddlers with severe delays and any young child with a significant developmental disability. As a general guide, this would include children who functioning in the birth to 6 month developmental range. Learning that occurs in this phase happens through exploration with repeated exposure during sensory-enriched experiences. That's a mouthful to say and hard for many parents to understand, so here's how I break it down for the families I see. Our main goal for children who need help to master this first skill is to provide activities to help a child learn to use his senses to explore things in his or her little world. Ideas I recommend for this skill are listed in the post for show #386 at teachmetotalk.com. Therapists... get 1 hour CE credit for this course for only $5! See details here at teachmetotalk.com

#385 11 Skills Toddlers Master Before Words Emerge

Sep 14, 2019 01:03:00

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Before any toddler begins to talk, he’s mastering a set of 11 distinct skills that develop before we begin to hear words. Let me explain how important these skills are… When any one of these skills is disrupted, there’s possibly a language delay. When several are missing, a stall in language development is inevitable. When a child struggles to attain many of these skills, a long-term communication disorder is likely. In this one hour audio-video podcast, we’ll review the 11 skills so that you can understand the key role each skill plays in language development. By the end of the show, you’ll have a pretty good idea for what you should work on to help any toddler begin to communicate. Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this one hour audio and video podcast. Therapists - get 1 hour of CE credit for only $5. See details at https://teachmetotalk.com/asha-ceu-courses/. This information is from my therapy manual Let's Talk About Talking. Read info here: https://teachmetotalk.com/courses/lets-talk-about-talking-a-new-therapy-manual/  

#384 Tips for Teaching Toddlers to Point

Sep 7, 2019 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech- language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she shares tips for teaching toddlers with language delays how to begin to point. Listen to the podcast or watch on youtube! Therapists - get one hour ce credit for only $5 for this course! See details here. 

#383 Sign Language for Babies and Toddlers

Aug 30, 2019 01:09:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses the benefits of signing with late talking toddlers, the prerequisite skills to make signing successful, and the first 20+ signs to teach. Therapists - get 1 hour CE credit for this show for only $5! See details - show #383 at teachmetotalk.com.

#382 7 Steps to Teaching Toddlers Pretend Play

Aug 25, 2019 01:05:00

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Becoming symbolic is linked to language development in toddlers and preschoolers. The best way children demonstrate this emerging ability is through pretend play. Many late talking toddlers, particularly those with red flags for autism, have difficulty learning to play. In this one hour audio/video podcast, join Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she explains the 7 steps for teaching pretend play skills to toddlers. See demonstrations with specific toys to walk you through the process. Therapists - get CE credit for listening to or watching this course. Details at teachmetotalk.com podcast #382. 

#381 Jumpstart Expressive Language in Late Talking Toddlers

Aug 21, 2019 01:06:00

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Join Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses effective strategies for helping late talking toddlers begin to talk. When there are no other developmental  red flags ( meaning a child is socially connected to other people, has an adequate attention span when you try to interact with or play with him, plays with a variety of toys, and understands language well enough to consistently follow directions), here's the method I use... TEACH IMITATION! But don't start with words! Begin with actions...Introduce gestures... Analyze nonverbal actions a child might imitate... Get noisy with play sounds...Try automatic speech...Teach FUNCTIONAL single words...Move on to phrases... AND discover how to introduce the following traditional speech therapy techniques (modeling, offering choices, withholding, and sabotage) in the correct sequence to maximize success with late talking toddlers. Listen to the show for this hierarchy... it works!! Therapists - get CE credit for this course at teachmetotalk.com - podcast #381 - coming soon! Resources mentioned in this show are Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers (a therapy manual for SLPs and other therapists who work in early intervention) Steps to Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers (6 hour course on DVD with ASHA CEUs available) and Early Speech-Language Development: Taking Theory to the Floor (12 hours on DVD with ASHA CEUs available). See teachmetotalk.com for details.

#380 Teaching Final Consonants and Brief Review of Diagnoses

Aug 12, 2019 01:14:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses how to improve speech intelligibility in toddlers by teaching them to include final consonant sounds in words. We'll also briefly review speech diagnoses that result in unintelligible speech. Therapists - get CE credit for this course for only $5! See details at teachmetotalk.com - show #380. 

#379 Variety of Syllable Shapes and Switching Vowels from Syllable to Syllable

Aug 2, 2019 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses how to improve speech intelligibility in toddlers by teaching them to produce a variety of syllable shapes and switch vowels from syllable to syllable. Therapists - get CE credit for this course for only $5! See details at teachmetotalk.com - show #379.

#378 Teaching Vowels and Initial Consonants to Improve Speech Intelligibility

Jul 26, 2019 01:07:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she shares 6 priority patterns for targeting speech intelligibility issues in toddlers. These are patterns 2 and 3. Listen to show 377 for pattern 1. This is part 6 in our summer intelligibility series for toddlers. Listen to shows 373 - 378 for the entire series thus far. Therapists - get CE credit for only $5 for this course! See teachmetotalk.com for details.

#377 Overview 6 Priority Patterns & Syllableness

Jul 24, 2019 01:12:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S, of teachmetotalk.com as we discuss how to help toddlers improve speech intelligibility. In this show, learn the 6 priority patterns for targeting speech intelligibility in toddlers & discussion of the first pattern.

#376 How to Effectively Teach Parents to Cue New Speech Sounds with Toddlers

Jul 13, 2019 01:10:00

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In this audio/video podcast and ASHA CEU course, join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she teaches you how to help a toddler learn to produce new speech sounds using the easy-to-remember tagline “Tell him – Show him – Help him.” This parent-friendly method explains how to use verbal, visual, and tactile cues to improve articulation and speech intelligibility in very young children. You'll also learn practical ways to teach new classes of sounds to toddlers - particularly important for parents of late talkers who want specific "how to" instructions. More detailed information is included in Laura's therapy manual FUNctional Phonology: A Language-Based Approach for Improving Speech Intelligibility in Toddlers and can be found exclusively at teachmetotalk.com. This is part 4 in this series on speech intelligibility in toddlers. Watch show #373, #374, and #375 for background information. Therapists - get CE credit for this course for only $5! Search for show #376 on the ASHA CEU page at teachmetotalk.com.

#375 Principles for Designing Therapy Sessions for Toddlers

Jul 9, 2019 01:06:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she shares 7 principles for designing therapy sessions for toddlers - especially those working on articulation and speech intelligibility issues.

#374 Artic in Toddlers... To Treat or Not to Treat?

Jun 15, 2019 01:04:00

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How do you know when a toddler, especially a late talking toddler, is ready to work on articulation skills in speech therapy? Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses 7 guidelines for determining developmental readiness for articulation therapy for toddlers. Therapists - get CE credit for this one hour course for only $5! See details at this link:

#373 5 Factors Indicating Significant Speech Intelligibility Issues in Toddlers

Jun 10, 2019 01:01:00

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All little kids can be hard to understand when they are learning to talk. How do you know when a toddler falls outside what's "normal" and may need professional assistance? Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses what research tells us is a significant speech intelligibility problem that requires intervention in toddlers and young preschoolers. 

#372 5 Best Ways to Teach Nonverbal Toddlers to Imitate

May 31, 2019 01:03:00

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How can you teach a child to talk when he won't imitate what you say? The short answer is, you can't! You have to start somewhere else! We do that by meeting a toddler where he is- that always means making our expectations or goals easier so that a toddler can be more successful. In this one hour audio and video podcast, join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she shares the 5 best ways for teaching nonverbal toddlers to imitate.Read details including how to get CE credit for therapists at teachmetotalk.com at this link.

#371 Red Flags for Communication Delays in Toddlers...What to Do

May 28, 2019 01:04:00

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Not sure where to start working with your toddler who is not talking? In part 2 of this audio and video podcast series, join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as we discuss how to begin to address 12 red flags in infants and toddlers that indicate problems with the development of communication skills. ASHA CEUs are pending for this course for speech-language pathologists and CE credit for other therapists. Get the handout and check out details at teachmetotalk.com.

#370 Red Flags for Communication Delay in Infants and Toddlers

May 18, 2019 01:01:00

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Not sure if your child has a language delay? In this podcast, join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as we discuss 12 red flags in infants and toddlers that indicate problems with the development of communication skills. ASHA CEUs are pending for this course. Check out details at teachmetotalk.com. 

#361 Using Verbal Routines with Toddlers While Playing Outside This Spring

Apr 13, 2019 00:52:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses using verbal routines with toddlers with language delays as you play outside together. Read the full summary here.

#360 Spring Speech Therapy Activities for Late Talking Toddlers and Preschoolers

Apr 5, 2019 00:51:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she shares therapy activities to use this spring with late talking toddlers to target a variety of language goals. Read the summary here at teachmetotalk.com.

#359 Early Communication Behaviors Associated with Language Development

Mar 22, 2019 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she reviews 11 preintentional behaviors used by infants that best correlate with the emergence of communication skills. When therapists and parents know what to look for, we can identify missing pieces and target intervention to address these weaknesses. This is evidence-based practice (Cress 2010) and a vital part of assessment and treatment planning for infants and toddlers. Listen to the show or read the written summary.

#358 Writing Social Stories for Language Delayed Toddlers

Mar 9, 2019 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses guidelines for writing social stories for toddlers with language delays. Read the full summary here.

#357 7 Key Principles for Success When Working with Toddlers and Preschoolers

Feb 8, 2019 01:00:00

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Hi! I'm pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com  and in this show, I'm sharing 7 key principles for successfully working with toddlers and preschoolers. These 7 nuggets of advice will help you no matter what communication skill you're trying to teach - whether you're focused on helping a young child learn to use more words, follow directions, begin with an AAC device, or improve speech intelligibility. Actually, these principles work when you're trying to teach a toddler ANYTHING. Listen and read the full post here. 

#356 Selecting Goals for Minimally Verbal Kids

Jan 25, 2019 01:04:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathogist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she talks with a mom (who is also an SLP) about setting goals for her minimally verbal preschooler. This mom was on the show #322 last year if you'd like to listen for background info and then more recommendations (especially for working on initiation) in follow up show #323.

#355 How to Cue New Speech Sounds with Toddlers

Jan 16, 2019 00:50:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses ways to cue toddlers as they learn new speech sounds. This information is from my therapy mnaual FUNctional Phonology. 

#354 When a Child Does Not Imitate Words Consistently and Frequently

Dec 28, 2018 00:58:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as we discuss what to do when a toddler does not imitate words consistently. This is a very common problem with late talkers, and the solution is always the same, but a little counterintuitive. Instead of teaching them something new, we actually have to BACK UP to what a child can already (kind of) do - rather than tackling the immediate goal. Most of the time, late talkers are NOT developmentally ready to begin working at the word level - that's the problem! We have to use different strategies and it varies from child to child depending on what they can already do. Listen to the show for ideas!

#352 Speech Intelligibility in Toddlers

Nov 19, 2018 01:12:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as we discuss speech intelligibility in toddlers including what's normal, red flags that indicate a toddler's speech issues need intervention, diagnoses related to decreased speech intelligibility, and six priority patterns to target to improve a young child's ability to be understood. Today's show is an overview of my newest therapy manual FUNctional Phonology.  Get yourself a copy of this book to learn how to treat toddlers who are difficult to understand.

#351 More Expressive Language Strategies

Nov 9, 2018 01:16:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses effective techniques to treat expressive language delays in toddlers. This is a continuation from show #350 when we talked about the imitation hierarchy I use to address language delays in toddlers. Now we're going to  "sandwich" that information with what to try when a child is not ready for that protocol AND how to move on to phrases. Listen for some fantastic strategies!! Read the post here.

#350 Effective Strategies for Jumpstarting Expressive Language in Toddlers

Oct 26, 2018 01:21:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses effective techniques to treat expressive language delays in toddlers. When there are no other developmental red flags (like decreased interest in social interaction, increased activity level and super short attention span, won't play with toys, does not follow directions), here's the method I use. Teach Imitation! Begin with actions with objects... Introduce gestures...Analyze nonverbal actions a child might imitate...Get noisy...Begin exclamatory words/play sounds...Try automatic speech...Teach FUNCTIONAL single words...Move on to phrases. Listen to the show for this hierarchy... it works!! Read the entire post at teachmetotalk.com: 

#349 Top Strategies to Target Receptive Language During Everyday Routines

Oct 12, 2018 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she shares top strategies for helping toddlers learn to understand words and follow directions during daily routines. Resources mentioned during the show can be found at this link:

#347 Strengthening Social Connections in Everyday Routines

Sep 27, 2018 01:11:00

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In this week's show, join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com we're continuing the topic from last show #346 for using my hierarchy for treating toddlers with speech-language delays/disorders. This week we're discussing ways to improve a toddler's social connectedness with other people - especially his parents at home during everyday routines. First, we'll review red flags for differences in social interaction. Many times parents miss these characteristics in their own children. Many times therapists don't point these out because we either don't recognize them as red flags or we're too afraid of a parent's reaction. We'll talk about that on the show too! Our overall strategies for improving a child's ability to respond to you are: Consistently respond to him. Don’t let a toddler “check out” or be alone for long periods of time. Get eye to eye and face to face! Don’t force eye contact and interaction – invite it! Sound fun… less like an adult and more like a kid! Do what a toddler likes. Play, play, play…and then play some more! Limit distractions when you’re working on responding. Be the toy! Avoid power struggles. Lavish love! Be persistent in your attempts to join him. Reward a child’s efforts to respond to you. Final review… what “counts” as responding? Remember - Your #1 goal is INTERACTION! Listen for ways to work on social skills in everyday routines! Try activities that involve Movement, Music, Sensory Experiences, Social Games

#346 Teaching a Child To Connect and Respond During Everyday Activities

Sep 19, 2018 00:52:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she walks through goals during everyday routines. Today we'll be discussing the first part of "I Need a Plan" for social skills with ideas forhow to help a child learn to respond and connect in lots of ways throughout the day. 

#345 Water Play... Using the Framework for Treating for Late Talking Toddlers

Jul 27, 2018 00:53:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses how to use a framework for treating late talking toddlers during a fun activity for toddlers - water play! Here's the written summary from last week's show if this framework is new for you or scroll back and listen to show #344!  We'll also begin with a question from a mom that's fantastic - what to do when your child isnt' getting along with his therapist! 

#344 I Need A Plan! Using a Framework to Determine Priorities for Late Talkers

Jul 21, 2018 00:49:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discussed the framework she uses to design treatment plans for toddlers with speech-language delays.

#343 Lessons I Learned This Week

Jun 15, 2018 00:38:00

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Join pediatric speech-language Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses lessons she learned thsi week volunteering in a new summer program with toddlers. Read the summary here:

#342 Follow Up for Little Girl Who Runs Away (from Shows #334 and #329)

Jun 1, 2018 00:51:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she talks with SLP Kendra about the progress a busy 2 year old on her caseload. Originally, the little girl demonstrated escape/avoidance behaviors even when she seemed to like an activity. (Listen to show #329.) After some adjustments to the approach and goals, she began to participate for longer periods and started to use a few words (Listen to show #334). Today we're seeing what other changes have occurred since our last update! 

#341 ABC Data Collection for Analyzing Behaviors

May 24, 2018 00:50:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com with ABA therapist Jessica to discuss a simple method for analyzing a child's behaviors that don't seem to make sense. Read a summary of the show: 

#340 Floortime... Evidence-Based and Effective for Treating Toddlers with ASD

May 18, 2018 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she interviews Floortime and autism specialist Dr. Jennie Trocchio. We'll be discussing the research to support Floortime (It IS evidence-based!!) and a quick review of the levels of DIR/Floortime and this approach vs. other treatment protocols. Read the summary here: 

#339 Tips for Talking To Toddlers with Language Delays

May 5, 2018 00:45:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she shares 5 important tips to use when helping toddlers learn to understand and use language. Read the full summary here.

#337 Why Isn't This Working? Reasons Expressive Progress Stalls

Apr 9, 2018 00:44:00

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Are you frustrated with a toddler's lack of progress in speech therapy? Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she reviews the reasons a toddler may be stalled. Read the summary here.

#336 Why Can't My Child Use Phrases? Answering This Common Question

Apr 2, 2018 00:52:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S, CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she answers this question from an SLP:I feel like I often go through the steps of working on the 11 prelinguistic skills that you talk about in "let's talk about talking."  The kiddos build up a lot of their play skills and start to use signs and eventually get to single words.  Then, I feel like we plateau.  I have one little girl, specifically, who I'm feeling this way with.  She will be 2 in March.  She was a preemie and was getting OT services before she was transferred to my caseload.  She was a late walker and had some low muscle tone, which the OT addressed and continues to work on.  I was offering consultation services and the OT (who is fabulous) and the Mom (who is very good with follow through) worked on her play skills, imitation, social routines, songs, etc.  She has started using signs and single words.  Mom reports that she uses at least 100 single words spontaneously, but she's not yet combining words into two word phrases.  I've heard her use different nouns, verbs and some adjectives so I know she has a varied vocabulary.  But she won't attempt to imitate a two word phrase, yet she readily imitates single words.  Am I expecting too much too fast?  I feel like she has enough of the necessary skills to combine words, but she just isn't doing it yet.  Listen for my explanation and tips!

#335 Oral Alerting Activities (or Not!) for a Toddler With Markers for Apraxia

Mar 23, 2018 00:53:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she and her guest discuss a common question among pediatric SLPs... should I try oral alerting activities with this kid or not? Read our email conversations and then listen as we "think out loud" for this little guy! Here's the written summary...

#334 Progress in a Month! Follow up from #329 For a Little Girl Who Runs Away

Mar 16, 2018 00:57:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she follows up with an SLP from show #329. She's working with a little girl who runs away anytime she or her mom try to join her in play - even when it's something she likes. There have been positive changes in only a month! Listen to see what recommendations from the first show have made the difference! Read the summary here:

#333 Follow Up Show for a Busy, Busy Little Guy

Mar 8, 2018 00:50:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she follows up with an SLP from show #325 about how the ideas they discussed on that show worked for him! We also discussed another child who is using around 200 words, but only to label familiar items and other nonfunctional words like shapes, colors, letters, and numbers. What's the next short-term goal for kids like that? How can she move him toward using those words to communicate? Listen to find out!

#332 First Session Format

Mar 2, 2018 00:47:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she replies to questions from therapists about what to include in a first meeting with a family. Here are her specific questions...  - Do you do a case history? - Do you do a Rossetti to find their skill level or do you primarily focus on interviewing the parent about your 11 prelinguistic skills? - do you do any hands on assessment with the child or mainly parent report? - Do you try to start therapy in that session so the parent has something to go away with? - how long does your first session usually go for - 45 mins/1 hour/ or longer? Or do you do diagnostic intervention and work it out over 5 - 6 weeks? - Do you always write a report with your assessment results? Listen for my answers!       

#331 Social Interaction with Peers and Ideas for Groups of Preschoolers

Feb 24, 2018 00:47:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize of teachmetotalk.com as she answers questions from listeners including these:  a mom of a kindergartener who has an autism diagnosis asks how to get her to play with her sister and other children as well as answer questions related to her day.an SLP wants ideas for small groups of 4 preschoolers who are functioning at younger developmental levels.    

#330 Question Show! Addressing 4 Different Topics

Feb 17, 2018 00:46:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she addresses a hodge podge of questions including how often to play social games in a session, how much money do you spend out of pocket on clients, and how much time should parents be spending on "speech" at home. I'm also beginning the show with a great email from a mom who explains why she thinks parents may not follow through with recommendations. I hope you'll join me! 

#329 Ideas for a Toddler Who Runs Away... Even from Things She Likes

Feb 10, 2018 00:54:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she answers an SLP's questions about a little client who runs away frequently whenever she and mom try to join her for play. Here's her question... I am currently seeing a 23-month-old girl who doesn't have a diagnosis. She is starting to vocalize purposefully. She does make some playful noises like sh, panting like a dog and eating and drinking sounds when feeding her babies. According to mom, she will inconsistently follow directions. Mom has been working on body parts, specifically her belly. As of now, she is not pointing to her belly. She was pointing to her eyes, but now she is not. Mom has been using physical assistance to help her point which she does not like at all!! She is beginning to imitate play routines like... feeding her babies. She is receiving therapy from a special instructor for play. I completed your 11 skills checklist with mom and this little girl needs work on play, receptive language, imitation, attention, joint attention and turn taking. The biggest need that I see is her attention. I am constantly redirecting her attention back to activities. Even if she begins an activity and I join in to lengthen it, she is off to something else. Using physical assistance sometimes helps her to stay with an activity longer. She even runs away from activities that she seems to love like peek a boo. She smiles and laughs when we play, but she runs away as soon as I give her an inch!! Interestingly enough, when mom is with her, her attention is better. However, when mom or I join in her play, it’s almost like her job is done and she shuts off. Mom shrugs this off as her being stubborn. I don’t think stubborness has anything to do with it. Neither do I!     

#328 Where Do I Start with a Kid Who Doesn't Say Many Words?

Feb 3, 2018 00:48:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she answers this mom's question:  I know that children find it easiest to say certain sounds first. What are those sounds? For a child who is only saying a few words is it best to try and help them say words formed from certain consonants and vowels? What words do you suggest it is best to first work on with a child who hardly says any words? In this podcast, we're discussing the factors to consider when thinking of vocabulary selection for your work with late talkers!  

#327 Help! I'm Stuck with These Kinds of Kids!

Jan 25, 2018 00:47:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses a very common situation SLPs and other therapists find themselves in with toddlers. Read her original question here and listen for my ideas for what I use when this happens!  I work a lot with children under 3 (ASD& late talkers). I keep running into the same problem.  I start with Hanen and parent education regarding same.  Parents generally like the social interaction it can bring. Then I work on imitation skills with toy's or motor movements. I also work on task completion. AFTER this I get stuck. Parents want therapy weekly/ every second week. Kids are often saying a few words, but we seem to be doing the same things going nowhere. During Hanen kids play with same toys often silent despite my efforts (playing own agenda). Kids won't imitate words and parents are frustrated as they have heard their child say the word in the past. Usually lack of motivators and parent reluctance rules out PECS. I would be so grateful for any advice or product recommendations for this dilemma.  I am beginning to lose faith at this stage.  http://teachmetotalk.com/2018/01/24/326-help-im-stuck-kinds-kids/

#326 Follow Up from Show #322

Jan 15, 2018 01:07:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP for a follow up show to #322. Six weeks ago, I walked an SLP mom of nonverbal 4.5 year old through the 11 skills toddlers master before words emerge. During that show, we identified some new areas of focus for her to try at home with him. At the end of the show, I asked her if she'd be willing to come back on periodically to talk about his progress. Today is the first follow up to that show. Listen as we update his progress and determine where to go from here. Even though you're listening to child-specific details, you can take this information and apply it to your own situation. If you're a therapist, this is how you follow up with parents with how things are going at home - especially if you're using a consultative model and aren't doing lots of direct treatment. I've never met this family in person so you should be able to get even better results if you're actually SEEING a child and parents! If you're a parent, listen carefully to the questions I'm asking this mother and answer them for yourself. Then apply the same concepts - even if your circumstances are a little different.

#325 Ideas for an SLP to Help a BUSY Toddler

Jan 5, 2018 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she talks with an SLP about problem-solving ideas for a toddler on her caseload with red flags for autism who is super busy. He's imitating actions now, but no signs or sounds. What are things she can try in sessions and to teach his family to move communication skills forward? Read the full summary here.

#324 Tie Prelinguistic Skills to Language Development for Late Talkers

Dec 30, 2017 00:58:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she talks about teaching parents the importance of language skills that lead to talking and communicating. This information is from the therapy manual Let's Talk About Talking.

#323 Help Late Talkers Learn to Initiate

Dec 12, 2017 01:01:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com for a continuation of the last show #322. My guest on that show is a mom whose child is nonverbal with a significant language delay. We walked through the checklist from Let's Talk About Talking and identified areas he needs to strengthen. One of the main things we kept coming back to was his lack of initiation - so this tells us this is a key skill he's missing that could unlock lots of other skills. Listen in as I provide some ideas to get her started working on this important area. 

#322 Walking Through the 11 Skills Toddlers Master Before Words Emerge

Dec 3, 2017 01:19:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses late talking toddlers. Today's show is a real opportunity for SLPs and other therapists to listen as Laura guides a mom with a toddler who has significant speech-language delays using the treatment model from Let's Talk About Talking to discuss the 11 Skills Toddlers Master Before Words Emerge. Learn how to use the checklist with a mom to determine treatment priorities and make initial recommendations. Read more about this show and the treatment tool Let's Talk About Talking at teachmetotalk.com. 

#321 How Can I Increase A Child's Ability to Initiate? Choose Your Prompts!

Nov 25, 2017 00:46:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses ways to increase the likelihood that a child will initiate and communicate. Read the post at: http://teachmetotalk.com/2017/11/24/321-can-increase-childs-ability-initiate-choose-prompts/

#320 Dealing with Avoidance and Escape During Therapy Sessions

Sep 8, 2017 01:09:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses late talkers! In this podcast, we'll discusses a common problem therapists face... little friends who try to run away when you're supposed to be teaching them something!! I'll be talking with a therapist who is currently facing this situation with one of her clients. Listen in as we walk through the problem solving process!

#319 Games for the Car for Late Talking Toddlers

Sep 2, 2017 01:00:00

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Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S, CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she shares great ideas for working with late talking toddlers while you're riding in the car. Read the post here or cut and paste into your browser: http://teachmetotalk.com/2017/09/01/319-games-car-late-talking-toddlers/  

#318 Speech Intelligibility Part 3

Aug 20, 2017 01:01:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S.,  CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she explains 4 speech and articulation disorders in children - speech delay, dysarthria, apraxia, and phonological disorder. We'll discuss tips for correctly identifying each one and recommendations for initial treatment plans for toddlers for each diagnoses. 

#317 Speech Intelligibility in Toddlers Part 2

Aug 4, 2017 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses the treatment hierarchy she uses for treating toddlers with unintelligible speech. Read the full summary here:  

#316 Treating Speech Intelligibility in Toddlers

Jul 20, 2017 00:54:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.,S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as we discuss issues related to speech intelligibility in toddlers. Even toddlers who are typically developing can be difficult to understand! Almost every child uses sound substitutions or their own pronunciations. Learn what's normal and what's not. We'll also discuss treatment methods that work best for toddlers. Approaches for targeting speech intelligibility in older children are often developmentally inappropriate for children who are under 3, and even those who are 3 or 4, when there are other developmental delays. Listen to the show for ways to determine when a child is ready to target articulation and more importantly, for a list of first intelligibility targets in toddlers.     Want to hear more? This information is from a section of my course Early Speech-Language Development: Taking Theory to the Floor. CE credit is available for this 12 hour course on DVD.  Right now it's on sale for 20% off when you use the coupon code 20off. This offer is valid July 2017. If you're listening after this date and need a current coupon code, email me at Laura@teachmetotalk.com and I can help!    

#315 Parent Coaching... You Can Do It!

Jun 30, 2017 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com to discuss parent coaching in early intervention and pediatric speech therapy. In today's show, I'm reviewing my parent coaching model. Many therapists get caught up in the trap of wanting to coach parents, but feeling uncomfortable and unnatural if it doesn't go as well as we'd like. Listen to my tips for making this process flow more smoothly for you - and for the families you're seeing!! The best part about this model is that it's EASY to remember & implement. Here are the highlights: Introduce, Do, Review “Introduce” the strategy – Discuss the technique and the rationale before the activity“Do” – Implement the strategy within an activity“Review” – Talk about how it went and plan your tweaks

#314 How Play Differs Among Toddlers with Typical Developing Skills, Language De

Jun 16, 2017 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses the variances in play we see among young children with developmental delays. We'll also spend the last half of the show talking about my 10 favorite ways to play with cars!

#313 Bilingualism and Language Delay in Toddlers

May 27, 2017 01:08:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP for a special show about toddlers with language delay who are bilingual. My guest is Becky Green, a trilingual speech-language therapist working in California. She has worked in both early intervention and in preschools with families from different language backgrounds since starting her profession as an SLP. Prior to that, she worked as an elementary educator (fifth grade teacher) and as well as an English teacher in Portugal. She is very passionate about multilingualism. Read the full summary of the show here. 

#312 Supporting the Needs of Moms for Mother's Day

May 13, 2017 01:11:00

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In honor of Mother's Day, join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses ways to support parents of children with special needs. Read the post here.

#311 - 7 Characteristics that Differentiate Autism from Other Language Delays

May 3, 2017 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses 7 behaviors or differences in children with autism that differentiate this diagnosis from other kinds of speech-language delays and disorders in toddlers and preschoolers. This information is evidence-based so you can trust it! Read the full list here. 

#310 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems...Echolalia

Apr 15, 2017 00:44:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she continues the topic of Solutions for Common Problems during play. This week we're discussing echolalia and strategies to keep interaction and play going when a child seems lost in her own words. 

#309 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Tantrums and Meltdowns in Toddlers

Mar 27, 2017 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses how to handle tantrums and meltdowns in late talking toddlers. Read the full summary here:

#308 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems - Part 6 - Transitions

Mar 18, 2017 01:01:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses issues with late talking toddlers and preschoolers. In this week's podcast, we're continuing the series This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems. This is part 6 in this series. Background...Sometimes, despite our best efforts, young children with language delays don’t seem to want to play with us. This situation might look like a “behavior” problem, meaning that the child is purposefully choosing  not to play with  you. That’s not always the case. On this series of shows, I hope I can help you look at these problems from another perspective. In this episode, we're tackling the following problems:    DIFFICULTY WITH TRANSITIONS Read the full post here.

#307 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems - Part 5

Mar 12, 2017 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses issues with late talking toddlers and preschoolers. In this week's podcast, we're continuing the series This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems. This is part 5 in this series. Background...Sometimes, despite our best efforts, young children with language delays don’t seem to want to play with us. This situation might look like a “behavior” problem, meaning that the child is purposefully choosing  not to play with  you. That’s not always the case. On this series of shows, I hope I can help you look at these problems from another perspective. In this episode, we're tackling the following problems:  SHORT ATTENTION SPAN, AGGRESSION Read the full post here.  

#306 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems...Part 4

Feb 25, 2017 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as we're continuing the series This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems. This is part 4 in this series. Background: Sometimes, despite our best efforts, young children with language delays don’t seem to want to play with us. This situation might look like a “behavior” problem, meaning that the child is purposefully choosing  not to play with  you. That’s not always the case. On this series of shows, I hope I can help you look at these problems from another perspective. In this show we're discussing the following problems: Uses an Adult's Hand to Operate Toys (or sign) Odd, Repetitive, or Self-Stimulatory Behaviors Throwing Toys Habitually instead of Playing  A Kid Who is in Constant Motion

#305 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems...Part 3

Feb 17, 2017 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she continues part 3 of the series This Kid Doesn't Play... Solutions for Common Problems. In today's show we'll be talking about why kids exhibit the following problems and solutions to try: Prefers TV/Videos/Games to People and Toys Sensitive to Touch Uses Parent's Hand to Operate a Toy Odd or Repetitive Behaviors You can find a written and expanded version of these ideas in my book Teach Me To Play WITH You.

#304 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems

Jan 20, 2017 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses solutions for common problems noted in play with young children who have language delays. 

#303 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems

Jan 14, 2017 01:04:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she provides ideas for handling the most common problems we see during play with toddlers and preschoolers with language delays. Many of these problems stem from sensory processing differences. We'll talk about a few of those and then quickly move on to solutions that work!

#302 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers...Early Art Activities

Dec 15, 2016 00:58:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses early art activities that are WINNERS for toddlers. Read the full summary here at teachmetotalk.com

#301 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers-Part 7-Moving Pretend Play Along

Dec 2, 2016 00:55:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she continues the series Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers. In this episode, she explains how pretend play develops in toddlers and what to try when that's not happening. Read the written summary here. 

#300 Selecting Therapy Activities Part 6 Pretend Play

Nov 20, 2016 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she continues the series Selecting Therapy Activities for toddlers and preschoolers with language delays. When we match our activities to a child's developmental level and strengths, and strongly consider his likes and even dislikes, we maximize that child's participation and motivation, two very important components of an effective therapy program. In today's show I'm outlining the 4 steps I use to introduce early pretend play to toddlers.  See the written post at teachmetotalk.com for the links to toys on Amazon so you can stock up and get ready to play! 

#299 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers Part 5

Nov 11, 2016 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses using sensory activities with toddlers and preschoolers who are late talkers. Listen for specific therapy ideas as well as how to use those toys to promote language. See the written post here. 

#298 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers Part 4 - Vocabulary Building Toys

Nov 6, 2016 01:01:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she continues the series Selecting Therapy Activities for toddlers and preschoolers with language delays. When we match our activities to a child's developmental level and strengths, and strongly consider his likes and even dislikes, we maximize that child's participation and motivation, two very important components of an effective therapy program. In this show we're discussing how to target receptive and expressive language goals with toys. See the written post at teachmetotalk.com for the links to toys on Amazon so you can stock up and get ready to play!  VOCABULARY BUILDING ACTIVITIES The next category of play is vocabulary building activities. These activities require more attention and are great for targeting both receptive and expressive language. Kids are ready to bump up to this kind of play when they understand how toys work and can stay with you and include you during play for at least 5 to 10 minutes.

#297 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers Part 3

Oct 22, 2016 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses the guidelines for choosing therapy activities for toddlers. Today she's giving specific toy and therapy ideas... you don't want to miss it! See the written summary and links for the toys here.

#296 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers Part 2

Oct 15, 2016 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this week's show. We'll continue with Part 2 of the podcast series I started last week explaining the guidelines I use to select therapy activities for toddlers and preschoolers with language delays. But usually, there's a lot more going on than that... or at least there should be. The activities we use with late talking children can significantly enhance the progress we see. When we match our activities to a child's developmental level and strengths, and strongly consider his likes and even dislikes, we maximize that child's participation and motivation,  two very important components of an effective therapy program. Listen here for the hierarchy of therapy activities that I've found works for very young children with language delays and disorders.

#295 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers

Oct 8, 2016 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses ways to help parents and professionals teach toddlers to understand and use language.  Planning ANYTHING for toddlers can be a challenge! Selecting effective therapy activities is even more tricky! How do you know where to begin, especially when it's hard to hold a child's attention? Over the next few episodes, we'll be talking about guidelines I use for selecting therapy activities for toddlers and preschoolers with language delays. Beyond writing outcomes and setting goals, we need to spend some time thinking about the kinds of tasks that will be effective and engaging for young children. In this show we'll talk about 3 important factors for helping you determine what it is you'll actually do during your time with a child. While it sounds like this is a show primarily for therapists, moms and dads who are committed to working with their own children with delayed language skills can also use these principles! Factors to Consider When Planning Activities: Developmental LevelRegulatory LevelChild's Interests and Preferences If you'd like more information about planning effective therapy sessions, check out Teach Me To Talk: The Therapy Manual. These ideas are outlined in Chapter 10 in that book.        

#294 Back To School Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Sep 5, 2016 01:01:00

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Join pediatric SLP Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com and her guest SLP Monae Maruyama (of Monae's House) who will be sharing her best back to school ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.  

#293 How To Engage a Busy Toddler's Attention with Books

Sep 3, 2016 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses issues related to helping parents and professionals teach toddlers to understand and use language. Nothing can be more challenging than to try to get an active toddler interested in reading! In this show, Laura is speaking with SLP and author Teri Kaminski Peterson, M.S., CCC/SLP for her best tips to engage busy toddlers with books. Read the written summary here: #293  How To Engage a Busy Toddler's Attention with Books

#292 Using Daily Routines to Teach Late Talking Toddlers Missing Skills

Aug 26, 2016 01:05:00

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Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses how to use daily activities to target language skills in toddlers who are late talkers. Once you understand this treatment hierarchy and philosophy, it's easy to adapt any  toy or daily activity to target exactly where a toddler is struggling in the development of his communication skills. You can't always start by trying to teach a child how to talk! Today we're talking about strategies to use during meals and snack time. Listen. Read the full show summary here.

#291 Using Common Toys to Teach Late Talkers Missing Skills

Aug 19, 2016 01:02:00

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Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses how to use a common toy to target language skills in toddlers who are late talkers. Once you understand the treatment hierarchy and philosophy, it's easy to adapt any toy or daily activity to target exactly where a toddler is struggling in the development of his communication skills. You can't always start with teaching him to say first words! Listen for ideas and read the full summary here.

#290 Wrap Up Show for Podcast Series - 11 Skills Toddlers MUST Use Before Words

Aug 13, 2016 00:55:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she finishes up the podcast series 11 Skills Toddlers MUST Use Before Words Emerge.  Read the written post on my website here.

#289 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use BEFORE Words Emerge #11 Takes Turns Talking

Aug 6, 2016 01:03:00

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Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she continues to discuss the 11 skills toddlers must use before words emerge. In this show we're talking about turn taking. Read the full summary here:  

#288 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #10 Initiates Interaction

Jul 30, 2016 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses skill #10 in this series - helping a child learn to initiate interaction with others.  See the full summary here.

#284 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #9 Imitates Others

Jun 25, 2016 01:00:00

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Joini pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M. S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she continues our series of the 11 skills a child masters before he begins to talk. On this episode, we'll discuss the importance of imitation and the role imitation plays in teaching a toddler to use words. Guess what?!? Learning to imitate doesn't begin by telling a child, "Say ___." There are several other steps before we hear a word! Listen for how to make sure you're not missing these important prerequisites. 

#286 - 11 Skills Toddlers Use Before Words Emerge - #8 Vocalizes Purposefully

May 14, 2016 01:01:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com, as she discusses the 11 skills young children use before first words emerge. In this show we're on skill #8 - helping a child learn to become noisy.  

#285 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #7 Understands What Words Mean

May 6, 2016 01:04:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses the 11 skills toddlers must master before words emerge. Today we're talking about skill #7 - understanding familiar words. SLPs refer to this skill as receptive language, language comprehension, or auditory (hearing) comprehension. Children must understand words before they begin to use words meaningfully. In this show we're talking about the significant role receptive language plays in developing early communication skills. Listen for tips for working with toddlers to make sure they learn to understand familiar words and complete simple requests. Read the full summary at Laura's website teachmetotalk.com. 

#284 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #6 Understands Early Gestures

Apr 30, 2016 01:04:00

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Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, of teachmetotalk.com as she continues her series about the 11 skills toddlers achieve before first words emerge. In today's show, Laura discusses the importance of beginning to understand gestures and nonverbal communication as a precursor for developing language skills.  Read the complete summary for the show at Laura's website here: #284 Understands Early Gestures

#283 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge - #5 How To Teach Early Play

Apr 9, 2016 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses how to teach toddlers to play with toys when they don't seem interested or have very few play skills. Read the post for more info at teachmetotalk.com.    

#282 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge - #5 Develop Early Play Skills

Apr 2, 2016 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses skills that toddlers must have before words emerge. In today's show we'll be discussing the 5th skill - developing early play with toys. 

#281 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge - #4 Joint Attention

Mar 26, 2016 00:54:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she discussed the 4th skill babies and toddlers use before they begin to talk - joint attention. Joint attention builds on the previous skills we've discussed during the last few weeks in this series. Joint attention means that a child can share or shift his attention between objects or events and people. Listen for an in-depth discussion for how joint attention impacts language development and for strategies to improve this skill in young children. 

#280 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #3 Develops an Attention Span

Mar 19, 2016 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discussed the 11 skills children use before they begin to talk. Today we're talking about skill #3 - develops an attention span. Here's a recap: Read the written summary here: Get the child “warmed up” before he or she can play with us for any length of time. Listen for ideas! Body-on-body contact can also be very calming and regulating. You can hold a child on your lap, but for more active children who may resist this closeness initially, give them a game to accomplish the same goal.  For kids who will play for a minute or two with you and then quickly want to leave, use the “one more” rule.    BEST Advice for Parents for developing an attention span with your child. Keep your little one in close proximity to you all day. Don’t let them stay alone in their rooms or wander around the house, even if it seems like that’s all they want to do. Kids have to be social to talk! That begins by being with other people and learning to like being with other people, most of the time. Take them with you as move to different parts of your home. For some kids, better attention spans really do begin with "unplugging." While we know that some apps and DVDs can be beneficial for children, overuse of technology is associated with teaching "scan and shift" behaviors.

#279 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #2 Responds to People

Feb 27, 2016 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses tips for helping a late talker learn to communicate.  In this fifth show in my series 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use BEFORE Words Emerge, we'll be talking about the second skill: RESPONDS TO PEOPLE I can't overemphasize how important this skill is in helping a child learn to communicate. Here's why... Communicating always involves at least 2 people. When a child doesn't routinely respond and interact when you try to talk to him, play with him, or teach him something, it's highly unlikely he's learning. In my experience, parents first begin to suspect there's a problem with a child's development when he or she seems to ignore other people or avoid contact. Not responding to other people is a core deficit for autism. The good news is...YOU CAN MAKE IT BETTER! Using the simple, straightforward tips in this podcast, you'll help a child learn to notice you and eventually, begin to interact with you. Here's the post at teachmetotalk.com for this show. Need more help? I have a therapy manual designed to teach you how to help a child learn to respond. Here's the link to my book Teach Me To Play WITH You which will give you step-by-step instructions for 50+ different little social games and easy play routines for toddlers who don't consistently respond to other people.  

#278.11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #1 Responds to Environment

Feb 16, 2016 00:57:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M. S., CCC-SLP, as she continues her series 11 Skills a Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge. In this episode we're discussing skill #1 - Responds to Things in the Environment. Get ready for specifics! I have activity and toy recommendations as well as how to word goals to be sure you're effectively documenting these developmentally-appropriate strategies for toddlers with significant disabilities.

#277 Skills a Toddler MUST Use BEFORE Words Emerge.Show 3.Overview Skills 6-11

Feb 6, 2016 01:07:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she provides a list of the next 6 skills toddlers acquire before they begin to use words to talk. This list may also be a launching point for a conversation with your child's therapist. If you've all been hyperfocused helping a child learn to say new words with no regard for the all of the things that must come first, you may not be addressing the root cause of your child's delay. Again, listen to the show if you'd like more information!

#276 Skills a Toddler MUST Use BEFORE Words Emerge - Show 2 - Overview

Jan 30, 2016 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she provides a list of the first 5 skills toddlers acquire before they begin to use words to talk.   

#275 Skills a Toddler MUST Use BEFORE Words Emerge - Show 1 of New Series

Jan 23, 2016 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she begins a new series of shows to discuss that skills that children must acquire before they learn to talk and use words meaningfully to communicate.  While it is true that "All kids develop differently," there's a general pattern of development that children follow before we begin to hear words - whether kids talk late or on time. In this week's show, we'll begin this series with a brief overview of what happens when a child uses a word and then spend a good portion of the show looking at what's normal regarding vocabulary size from 12 months to 48 months.  Additionally, we'll review a few red flags that let us know a child is at risk for more than late talking. For a written summary of today's show, read the post below at Laura's website teachmetotalk.com: #275 Show Summary  

#274 Help Preschoolers with Autism Target Specific Receptive & Expressive Goals

Nov 23, 2015 01:14:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she gives a mom guidance and ideas for working on improving her vocabulary. Mom's questions are below. Since this mom has previously purchased Teach Me To Talk: The Therapy Manual, we'll be elaborating on ideas from the book and giving her specific page numbers for directions. If you have a child who is at the 18 month to 24 month language level but is having a hard time learning to use phrases and seems to say more words than he/she really understands, then this show is for you! 

#273 Mom's Questions

Nov 2, 2015 01:04:00

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Join pediatric SLP, Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, of teachmetotalk.com as she answers a mom's questions about her 27 month old with autism. 

#272 Treatment Ideas for a Toddler Who Doesn't Play with Toys (Part 2)

Oct 26, 2015 01:24:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses ideas for a 3 year old client with autism who does not play with toys. In the last show # #271, we discussed factors that contributed to and created this issue. We began to talk about the treatment strategies we used to help him move toward playing with toys and more importantly, tie those activities to our long term goal for him, which is to communicate. In this week's show I'll finish up by talking about the steps we implemented to target play with toys, as well as his other needs. Read the written summary here:  

#271 Ideas to Try When a Toddler HATES Toys

Oct 19, 2015 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses ideas for a 3 year old client with autism who does not play with toys. We'll discuss the factors that contribute to and created this issue and the treatment strategies we've used to help him move toward playing with toys and more importantly, tie those activities to our long term goal for him, which is to communicate.  When I first started talking with his parents about play, their conclusion was: He doesn't like toys. That may be true, but it's not the REAL reason he's not playing. The truth is, he doesn't know how to play with toys. When any of us don't know how to do something, the likelihood that we will actually do it declines greatly. In the show, we'll talk about the steps we implemented to target play with toys, as well as his other needs. Read the written summary here: http://teachmetotalk.com/2015/10/18/271-ideas-to-try-when-a-toddler-hates-toys/  

#270 5 Things You Can Learn About a Toddler with a Wind Up Toy

Oct 12, 2015 00:49:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she talks about all of the skills you can observe in just a few minutes using a wind up toy. Read the full summary here:

#269 Ideas for Teaching Early Pronouns to Toddlers with Language Delays

Sep 2, 2015 00:51:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com for a discussion for ideas for teaching toddlers early pronouns. This is a continuation of show #268. Listen to that one first for background!     

#268 Tips for Teaching Pronouns to Toddlers with Language Delays/Disorders

Aug 29, 2015 00:54:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she answers questions from this mom about her daughter's difficulty learning to use the pronouns "I" and "me" to refer to herself when she's talking. We'll discuss how pronoun usage develops in toddlers and why pronouns are so hard for kids with language delays/disorders to master. I"ll also provide some general advice and tips for teaching pronouns in every day routines as well as several successful therapy activities I've used to help parents work on pronouns at home. 

#266 Tips for Treating Small Groups of Young Children with Autism

Aug 18, 2015 01:08:00

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Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com for this week's podcast.  Today's guest is Monae Mayurama, SLP from Las Vegas. She's developed her own interactive books that she uses in small group sessions with preschoolers. I learned about Monae from an SLP I met several years ago while teaching one of my courses in Georgia. She sent me this glowing email about Monae's work: "I started to work in the schools this year and work with an amazing speech therapist Monae. She has taught me so much about working with autistic children, especially in a small group setting.  This has always been a challenge for me, but she has a true gift. She has authored and designed an entire series of interactive  books and uses them so beautifully in small group lessons to target so many language goals. She has an amazing way of including imitation and receptive targets in her group sessions. I told her about the work that you do... I also thought she would be an AMAZING guest on your podcast to explain how she is able to target language goals in a group setting and how she is able to work with children on so many levels at once since this is an area of difficulty for many of us."  I'm excited to hear Monae's strategies and I know you will be too!  Here's the post at teachmetotalk.com with more information about her books and favorite songs:   http://teachmetotalk.com/2015/08/17/266-treating-small-groups-of-young-children-with-autism/    

#265 Ideas for Helping a Toddler Produce More Consonant Sounds

Jul 16, 2015 00:46:00

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Ideas for Helping a Toddler Produce More Consonant Sounds Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she talks with an SLP about one of her most challenging clients who produces only 3 approximations for consonant sounds: /m/ in Mama, /w/ in wow, and a pharyngeal approximation that sounds more like a gag. What would you recommend she try? Join us to see if our ideas match!

#264 Treatment Ideas for Minimally Verbal 3 Year Old with Autism

Jun 26, 2015 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she continues to talk with Laura from show #262 about her twin girls with autism. We discuss apraxia, dysarthria, and characteristics of autism as she asks her remaining questions. If you're a mom, you'll certainly identify with her as she shares what she struggles with parenting two children with two very different needs. As a therapist, you'll appreciate her honesty and gain new insights in to what parents feel and want to know as they're learning to work with their children at home. 

#263 My Top 10 Activities for First Sessions with Toddlers

Jun 12, 2015 01:16:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses her top 10 toys for first speech therapy sessions with toddlers. You can use these ideas for clinical settings, home visits, and even sessions when you're implementing a coaching model since most of these activities are with famliar toys or versions of toys most families already own.  For a complete listing of the toys, including links so you can SEE them, check out the post "First Sessions" Toy List. 

#262 "Will She Ever Talk?" Conversation with a mom about her twins

Jun 5, 2015 01:06:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she speaks with a mom with questions about her twin girls with autism. This mom shared her story from having no concerns about her girls, to wondering if something was wrong, to being defensive in hearing the doctor suggest autism, to searching for other answers to explain the delays, to hearing a final diagnosis. Her girls, fraternal twins, also have very different strengths and weaknesses, but have both been diagnosed with ASD, and this mom talks about coming to grips with that. We also discussed one of her twins' new diagnosis of "dyspraxia" from the OT, what that means for speech, and for what I recommended she do next for her to address her needs at home. It's a fantastic episode for parents who are grappling with an autism diagnosis and for therapists to help them understand EXACTLY what a parent experiences during this process.  This great mom originally emailed me months ago asking the question, "Will she ever talk?" You can read the beginnings of this dialogue here and join us today for her other questions.  Will She Ever Talk?  

#261 When No One Diagnosis Fits... How to Treat Toddlers Without a Diagnosis

May 22, 2015 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she answers a mother's questions about her little boy who is a "mystery" to his evaluators. Will NOT having a firm diagnosis negatively affect treatment outcomes? Can we select a treatment approach without a diagnosis? Listen in as we discuss her questions. Here's the link where the original question was posted so you can read my written response to her. The question was from May 20 from "Mom."  Have a Question? I'm Here to Help!

#260 Should I Focus on Artic or Not with my 3 year old with Autism? A Mom Calls

May 14, 2015 01:04:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she talks with a mom about prioritizing her 3 year old son's treatment plan. Here's part of her original question... Hi Laura. I have a 3 year old diagnosed with autism and is suspected to have apraxia. He doesn’t have much of a problem in the receptive language department, as he understands the majority of what is being asked of him. When he communicates, he usually uses some gestures or words/approximations. He has a little over 50 different words/approximations...but he has yet to say the majority of them accurately. He will verbally communicate what he wants on his own by pointing and naming objects, saying “opo” when he wants something open or “uhpah” for up if he wants to be held or get something out of reach. He does like to label objects, but knows their functions. For example, if he sees a crayon, he will point and say “cay” and if I ask what we do with crayon, he will say “dah” for draw. He will often say the first two letter sounds of words that are usually CV and VC. (ba – ball; pehpeh – pretzel; opo – open; ow – out). He also often deletes the final consonant....I replied to her questions down the thread in this post: Have A Question? I'm Here to Help! But today I'm giving her an "on air" consult, especially with models of how to do backward chaining with a toddler. Don't miss it!     

#259 Understanding the Chart from Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers Book

Apr 25, 2015 00:42:00

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#259 Understanding the Chart from Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers Book Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses issues related to toddlers with speech-language delays. Here's a question I receive at least weekly from a mom or an SLP: "Dear Laura.... I've purchased your Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers book and am using it with a few of my kiddos. I've skimmed the entire book and  am having success with some of my harder clients that weren't making any progress before, but I don't understand when to progress a child to the next level. How long do I work on skills in one level before moving on? Can you point me to your specific criteria for each level in your book? I also think it would be helpful to list that information on your chart."  I wish it were that simple!! In this week's show, we'll discuss how I use "the chart" diagnostically with toddlers with expressive language delays and how to use the information to plan therapy goals and activities for sessions. Get the book Building Verbal Imitation Skills in Toddlers If you're a pediatric therapist, take the CE course Steps to Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers!  

#258 Helping a Toddler Become More Vocal

Apr 18, 2015 01:30:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S, CCC-SLP for a rare opportunity as she talks with a mom and the SLP working with her 2 1/2 year old who is yet talking.  This child has had a complex history due to a rare genetic mutation, BUT his mom has devoted herself to helping him learn to communicate. Listen to this great show, not only for ideas you can try with your own late talker, but for inspiration! Mom and SLP both are using ideas from my books Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers and Teach Me To Talk: The Therapy Manual during speech therapy and at home. Check it out for yourself to get recommendations for strategies that WORK to address both expressive and receptive language goals for toddlers.

#257 Help! My Son Will NOT Sign... A Familiar Question from a Frustrated Mom

Apr 10, 2015 00:53:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers the following question from a frustrated mom: “Hi Laura. Your videos and books have been a great help for our son. I have a question about sign language. We have been working with my son on signing for about 4 months and progress has been slow. He understands some signs but will not do them by himself. When I say a word and show him the sign he holds his hands out for me to do the sign with his hands. He will not do a sign without my help. He will even push my hands together for more and then hold his hands out but will not push his own hands together. Hoping you might have a suggestion for this. My son is 2 1/2 and is Autistic. He does not use any words yet. Thanks.” I have 5 or 6 different reasons he's not signing yet and then even more options for her. Listen for my advice! Read the written version of this question and reply.    

#256 New Siblings and Late Talking Toddlers... Oh My!

Mar 20, 2015 00:55:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers a mom's question about her late talking toddler since the arrival of a new baby... "I hope you can help me! We bought your dvd for our daughter who will be 3 in April. Before our second daughter was born (in August), she would name everything we pointed to. She would tell us the color of things animal sounds, etc. Since the new baby, she refuses to answer these questions. We know she knows them because she will be in the room alone and say "What's this? A horse! Nay!" And occasionally she will answer them for us. But hardly ever. She also prefers to say "Thirsty" instead of "I am thirsty." which she CAN say. Same thing for "I want...." She prefers to say "Muffins" instead of "I want muffins" but she occasionally says the whole thing. When we ask her to say it, she gets upset. A while ago, she would scream "THIRSTY - AHHHH!" and we would try to get her to not scream. She stopped saying it altogether, so we are trying to avoid that again. Can you help us? Our insurance does not cover speech therapy and the person who came to us with early intervention didn't believe she could speak at all. We are trying just to repeat what we want her to say but give her what she wants but we're getting nowhere. Same thing with the labeling questions. We followed your DVD and she follows everything perfectly, it's just these other things. Thanks so much for your time!" Tune in for my ideas! It may not be what you think!!   

#255 Goal Writing, Fatigue during Therapy, The Power of Distraction and more!

Mar 12, 2015 00:57:00

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In this episode pediatric Laura Mize, M.S, CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com answers a variety of questions from SLPs and parents. We'll talk about how I write goals for toddlers and young preschoolers for speech therapy, what it means when a toddler is fatigued during therapy (it may not be what you think!), and why DISTRACTION is one of the most powerful tools you can use when working with our little friends. If we have time, we'll even tackle a mom's questions about handling her toddler's language regression since the arrival of a new baby. All that and maybe even a little more on this week's show!! 

#254 Cute Ideas for Valentine's Day for Toddlers in Speech Therapy Sessions

Feb 10, 2015 00:54:00

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I love Valentine's Day, don't you?? Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses cute ideas to use during therapy with toddlers for Valentine's Day. All ideas are listed here in this post. In the post you'll also find links to FREE Therapy Tip of the Week videos with even more ideas! Hope you enjoy these ideas with your little sweethearts!   

#253 Answering Questions about The Onset of Autism and Jargon in Late Talkers

Feb 7, 2015 00:49:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she answers questions from 2 different therapists today. A developmental therapist writes of witnessing the onset of autism in a little client she's working with and how difficult it's been to watch him decline. She needs ideas for how to proceed with treatment since he's been formally diagnosed. The second question is from an SLP who is working with a set of spunky twins who are using lots of jargon. We'll talk about the various reasons kids use jargon and more importantly, provide some specific recommendations and strategies for therapy and for their parents. I hope you'll join me! 

#252 Ideas for Toddlers Who Don't Sit Still for Speech Therapy

Jan 28, 2015 01:06:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she provides ideas for a mom who complained that her child can't sit still to work with her on developing language and has difficulty maintaining attention during therapy sessions.  From Laura... Here's the truth... MANY late talking toddlers can't (not WON'T) sit still. We'll BRIEFLY talk about why that is and then move on to ideas that WORK for our friends who need to move, move, move. Here's a list of things I do with my busiest little friends: Do what they like!Decrease demands overall so that a child doesn't feel "forced." Participation is your ONLY goal. This can dramatically help!!Don't sit... MOVE! Target language during gross motor movement or outside playground activities such as sliding, jumping on a trampoline, swinging, etc...Try social games where moving is a part of the game - Ring Around the Rosies, Row Row Your Boat, Ride a Little Horsie - verbal routines during those games to target receptive and expressive language.Introduce play that involves moving - improvise a basketball game even without a hoop, bowling, launcher toys, and relay gamesWork on Structured Teaching Tasks - TEACCH methodOver time begin to alternate activities move - sit - move - sitModify a child's space so that movement is less of an option. Beware....belting them into a high chair is usually NOT a good option! Don't try strategies for older children like "if/then." Many times our little friend DON'T understand that promise.Reinforce sitting.  

#251 Vocabulary Development for Toddlers who Seem "Stuck"

Dec 24, 2014 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers similar questions from an SLP Assistant and from a mom about helping verbal toddlers expand vocabulary when they appear to be "stuck." Laura will discuss how she approaches children in this situation, the steps she uses to uncover why a child isn't making much progress, and then provides suggestions for moving forward in each scenario. 

#250 How to Teach a Toddler to Match

Dec 5, 2014 00:58:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers this mom's question: "hi laura, i m mum doing speech therapy, kind of stuck teaching matching objects receptively that is written in ur teach me to talk the therapy manual in which u hav given details abt matching object to object, object to picture and picture to picture but how it is done in a structured way. i m having difficulty that how it is done easily with animals or any other object. thanks plz guide me. can u plz write the way to do it." I just love to help moms like this!!  In this show I'll outline the process I use during speech therapy for helping a toddler learn to match.  I hope you'll join me!!     

#249 Stuck in a Rut? How To Get Out and Move On... for SLPs and Other Therapists

Nov 27, 2014 00:58:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.,S., CCC-SLP from www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses 6 ways to pull yourself out of your professional rut. While this advice is specifically for speech-language pathologists and other professionals who work in pediatrics or early intervention, the recommendations are good for helping anyone, anytime they feel stuck. 

#248 What Works To Help Toddlers Learn to Talk... Part 2!

Nov 18, 2014 01:01:00

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In this week’s teachmetotalk podcast I'm continuing my series on what works to help toddlers learn to talk. Join me, pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, founder of teachmetotalk.com, as I highlight strategies that are highly effective in helping late talking toddlers begin to communicate. Let’s get back to the basics of talking about what really, really works! In some ways, it’s much simpler than you think! Here's the post I referenced for this show: What Works... Strategies to Help Toddlers Learn to Talk Products I recommended: Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers Teach Me To Talk the DVD Steps to Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers on DVD

#247 What REALLY, REALLY Works to Help Late Talking Toddlers...A Reset for Fall

Aug 22, 2014 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, founder of teachmetotalk.com, and she highlights strategies that are highly effective in helping late talking toddlers begin to communicate. In some ways, it's much simpler than you think! The post this show is based on is here: What Works...Strategies that Help Toddlers Learn to Talk  To find out more about the products Laura mentioned in this show, click here. 

#246 Can't vs. Won't

Aug 8, 2014 00:40:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, founder of www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers this question from an SLP: "I read all your materials and I am very familiar with your approach to therapy . I have a question with 1 child. He is 2 years old and understands everything but is not speaking. He is not apraxia and nothing major is going on. I've tried all your techniques especially verbal routines. Does it come to a point when it's personality based child doesn't feel need to talk or is babied by parents and doesn't want to talk?" Do you already know what I'm going to say? If you're a long time listener, probably so! Here's the article I referenced in the show:  Can't vs. Won't  

#245 Back to the Drawing Board... What To Try When Nothing Else is Working

Jul 29, 2014 01:04:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP founder of www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses the process she uses when a there's little to no positive change in speech therapy with a toddler. Click here for the written summary for these guidelines. For more ideas for helping toddlers learn to talk, check out Laura's complete product line for parents and professionals at teachmetotalk.com!

#244 Gently Redirecting Parents and Treatment Ideas for a Difficult Toddler

Jul 23, 2014 01:13:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, founder of www.teachmetotalk.com as she talks with an SLP who is having difficulty talking with a child's parents about the extent of his issues and more importantly, providing treatment ideas that WILL work for this overly frustrated 2 year old!

#233 Treatment Ideas for Toddler with Down Syndrome & Toddlers with 'Pop Outs'

Jul 16, 2014 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers an SLP's questions about treatment with 2 of her little clients. We'll be looking at the diagnostic differences between apraxia and dysarthria and the treatment differences she should consider for this little one with Down syndrome who is signing but has a very limited spoken vocabulary. The second client is a 3 yo little boy with severe expressive/receptive delays who is using some phrases at times. The SLP is considering a diagnosis of selective mutism, but we'll explore other possibilities. It's going to be a great show with lots of practical tips for differential diagnosis in addition to treatment ideas!

#232 10 Reasons I Still Teach the Sign for "More" First

Jul 9, 2014 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP and founder of www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses information for treating toddlers with speech-language delays/disorders for both parents and professionals. In today's show Laura presents the 10 reasons she still begins teaching sign language to toddlers with the sign "more." Some professionals advise beginning with very specfic signs and avoiding signs that can be overgeneralized, but Laura disagrees and will give you 10 reasons why!

#231 Be the Toy... Part 4... Taking the Next Step and Moving to Simple Toys

Jun 3, 2014 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP founder of www.teachmetotalk.com as she finishes her Be the Toy Series! In this final installment we'll discuss when to know you can begin introducing very simple toys in play with toddlers, signs that tell you to delay toys for a little longer, and then give ideas for what that play looks like in toddlers with difficulty engaging with you.

#230 NEW Offers for Parents and SLPs - One from someone else and one from me!!

May 6, 2014 01:03:00

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Join pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., from www.teachmetotalk.com as she tells you about 2 special new offers for parents of toddlers with speech-language delays and SLPs. The first resource is from SLP Katie Yeh at Playingwithwords365.com who will be here to tell us all about it. The other is from Laura - a brand new FREE eBook for parents available tomorrow at teachmetotalk.com. The eBook will be a fabulous parent education tool for SLPs and we'll talk about all of those ways to use the book with famlies on the last half of today's show. ALSO conference dates for TEXAS will be announced.

#229 BE THE TOY... Just how does that look? More tips!

Apr 22, 2014 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP founder of www.teachmetotalk.com as she continues to discuss how to engage toddlers who are difficult to play with for a variety of reasons. In the past 2 shows, we've discussed the reasons WHY young children may have difficulty engaging consistently with another person. We've also discussed the go-to games I use for toddlers. Now we'll go in depth to HOW that looks and talk about that next little step for learning to engage those kinds of toddlers. 

#228 Be the Toy Part 2

Apr 4, 2014 00:47:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., founder of www.teachmetotalk.com as she continues discussing the topic from show #227 - Ideas for toddlers who crave physical contact. During the show Laura used the phrase "Be the Toy" and it's a better title for this topic! So many times WE need to be the toy for these kinds of kids instead of using traditional toys. In Part 2 of this series, we'll discuss some emails from SLPs who reported working with similar children, discuss a little more of the sensory component (and all of the hoop-la around using sensory strategies in the first place!), and more importantly provide specific ideas for other things you can try with these kinds of toddlers. Listen in! ! It's going to be a fun show! 

#227 Ideas for Toddlers Who Crave Physical Contact or The Toy Bag

Mar 26, 2014 00:35:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers an SLP's questions about children who excessively crave physical contact or who are so obsessed with emptying the Toy Bag that nothing else gets accomplished. If you're a long-time listener of this show, you may be surprised at Laura's answers...

5 Reasons to Include Simple Homemade Activities for Toddlers in Therapy

Mar 21, 2014 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses how simple homemade activities can be used with toddlers to teach important developmental milestones. Laura will outline the 5 reasons these activities work and share how she uses these activities in therapy and more importantly, how she teaches parents to use these activities at home.

#225 Using a Cycles Approach to Treat Phonological Disorders in Toddlers

Mar 7, 2014 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses treating speech intelligibility issues in toddlers with SLP Dawn Moore, author of www.expressionsspeech.com. Dawn teaches a course in using the Cycles Approach to improve phonological (speech sound) errors in young children. This speech therapy treatment approach is frequently used for preschoolers, but Dawn is going to talk about how she modifies these techniques for toddlers.

#224 Extending a Toddler's Attention Span

Feb 18, 2014 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses ways to increase a busy toddler's attention span. We'll start off by talking about what's "normal" and here's a teaser - it's probably shorter than you think! Next we'll discuss practical ways to target this important skill during therapy sessions and at home during play.

#223 Discussing a Toddler's Strengths in Reports and during Therapy Visits

Feb 11, 2014 00:59:00

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Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com, as she discusses the importance of noting a toddler's strengths. Although parents bring a child to therapy to find out what's "wrong," we never need to miss an opportunity to point out all that’s “right,” particularly when a child has a significant history or background. In this show Laura provides ideas for uncovering strengths, examples of including this information in written reports, and how/why we should absolutely discuss these things with parents.

#222 Running Effective Groups for Toddlers

Jan 28, 2014 01:04:00

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Join Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP pediatric speech-language pathologist as she answers a listener's questions about running small groups for toddlers with communication delays/disorders. We'll discuss EVERYTHING from developing your own philosophy to designing treatment plans to setting goals to specific ideas to make these groups effective and FUN! 

When a Toddler Talks at Home, But NOT in Therapy Sessions

Jan 14, 2014 01:04:00

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UGH... don't you hate it when a child doesn't say a word in therapy, yet his parents report, "He talks all the time at home." Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist of www.teachmetotalk.com, as she discusses 9 or 10 different reasons this may happen and provides potential solutions for this frustrating situation. 

220 Ideas for Kids Who Don't Like Toys - Part 2

Dec 17, 2013 01:08:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from www.teachmetotalk.com as she continues to discuss ideas for toddlers who don't like playing with toys. This is Part 2 of this series, continued from show # 217. 

#219 Toy Rotation

Dec 14, 2013 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com as she talks about TOY ROTATION with Kim Row, SLP from thelittlestories.com. 

#218 Communication Issues in International Adoption

Dec 4, 2013 01:04:00

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Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize of www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses issues related to international adoption with Tatyana Elleseff, SLP from www.smartspeechtherapy.com. 

Play Ideas for Kids Who Don't Like Toys

Nov 26, 2013 01:04:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist from www.teachmetotalk.com, as she provides lots of ideas for using common every day objects to target language in therapy sessions or just for having fun at home! I hope you'll join us!

#216 A Review of Syndromes

Nov 20, 2013 01:04:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist from www.teachmetotalk.com, as she discusses acquired and genetic syndromes which will likely cause communication disorders. Special Guest Tatyana Elleseff, SLP from  www.smartspeechtherapy.com will provide a summary of many common syndromes she's reviewed on her blog the last few months. If it's been a while since grad school, listen in for a quick refresher!      

#215 Using Signs and Songs to Facilitate Language

Nov 5, 2013 00:55:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist from www.teachmetotalk.com as she talks with Wee Hands founder Sara Bingham about using sign language and singing to facilitate language development in toddlers.

#214 Fall Therapy Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Oct 29, 2013 01:06:00

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On this podcast pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from www.teachmetotalk.com will discuss CUTE therapy ideas for fall for toddlers and young preschoolers.

#213 Parenting a Late Talker from an SLP Mom

Oct 22, 2013 01:03:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, from teachmetotalk.com as she talks with Katie Yeh, SLP from playingwithwords365.com. Katie is in a unique position as a speech-language pathologist and the parent of a late talker. She'll share her perspective and give advice for other parents of late talkers.

#212 Setting Up Autism Preschool Classrooms

Oct 15, 2013 01:04:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist from www.teachmetotalk.com as she interviews Shareka Bentham, SLP, who recently set up and ran a week-long intervention program for preschoolers with autism. We'll discuss what worked, what she will do differently next time, and all of the other lessons she learned from her project! Join us for a great show!! 

#209 Toddler Aggression: What's Normal & What's Not

Oct 8, 2013 01:04:00

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In today's podcast Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist and author of www.teachmetotalk.com will be speaking with Maria Del Duca, speech-language pathologist, from www.communicationstationspeech.com about a great post she wrote on toddler aggression. Guess what... some negativity with others, whether it be peers, siblings, and even parents, is totally expected in this developmental period. We'll be looking at what's considered "normal" and we'll also discuss the red flags that tell us a toddler's behaviors are outside the realm of what's expected. We'll also discuss tips for handling aggressive behaviors for parents and for therapist. I hope you'll join us!!

#208 Making Books Better Part 3

Oct 1, 2013 00:59:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist from www.teachmetotalk.com as she finishes the 3 part series Making Books Better for toddlers with speech-language delays. On today's show we'll discuss ways to facilitate early vocalizations for toddlers with expressive delays. Darcy Clayton, SLP and author of the cute book for therapy Making Mouth Sounds All Day Long will be a guest for the first part of the show and then Laura will finish up with the final strategies to complete this series of shows. Other shows in this series were #199 and #201 if you'd like to listen to those!

#207 Great Toys from Play On Words

Sep 24, 2013 01:02:00

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In this week's podcast Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist from www.teachmetotalk.com discusses great toys with Sherry Artemenko, speech-language pathologist, and author of Play On Words. Sherry recognizes exceptional toys, games and books that encourage language, spark fun and invite creative play with her annual PAL award winners. Tune in for her toy recommendations for toddlers and preschoolers!

207 Praactical AAC... Get it??

Sep 17, 2013 01:06:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, from teachmetotalk.com as she interviews special guest Dr. Carole Zangari, speech-language pathologist and AAC expert from praccticalaac.org. She'll give us all kinds of tips for using AAC with young children.

#206 Thoughts and Discussion about ABA with Toddlers

Sep 10, 2013 01:03:00

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In this podcast Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, talks with Melinda, an ABA therapist, who emailed Laura with some questions about working with toddlers who might need a less structured approach. THERE'S A PERIOD OF BLACKOUT ABOUT HALF WAY INTO THE SHOW WHEN WE EXPERIENCED TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES AND BOTH CALLERS WERE DISCONNECTED. JUST KEEP LISTENING...IT LASTED ABOUT 30 SECONDS OR SO... WE DID GET TO RESUME THE SHOW! 

#205 Ideas for Young Toddlers who were Preemies

Aug 27, 2013 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com as she talks with a great mom of a young toddler who was a 29 weeker (that's preemie talk, if you're not familiar with that term!) about ideas to help him become verbal when speech therapy is not an option.

#204 Tips for Starting Preschool

Aug 23, 2013 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kelly Nelson, from Playing is Learning on Facebook, as they discuss tips for parents who are sending toddlers to preschool for the very first time. This is a BONUS show in addition to the regularly scheduled show this week!

#203 My Toddler Talks with Kimberly Scanlon

Aug 20, 2013 01:04:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize of teachmetotalk.com as she interviews SLP Kimberly Scanlon, author of the cute book My Toddler Talks. In this show Laura and Kimberly discuss strategies to use at home to promote language development in toddlers.

#202 Social Media for Professional Development

Aug 13, 2013 01:07:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and her guest, Heidi Kay from PediaStaff, as they discuss using social media for professional development. Heidi is going to walk us through several avenues she routinely uses as she scours the internet for great resources. If you're a therapist who doesn't routinely use these sites, you're missing a wealth of information! We'll talk about Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram - all from a "work" perspective, as opposed to a personal outlet! I hope you'll join us!   

#201 Making Books Better Part 2

Aug 6, 2013 01:04:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com as she completes the show with tips for using books to target speech-language skills with toddlers. This show is a continuation from Show # 199.

#200 Preintentional Communicators

Jul 30, 2013 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses assessment and treatment strategies for preintentional communicators with Dr. Cynthia Cress from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Preintentional communicators are children in the 2 to 9 month developmental range for communication skills. Although these children are not using words yet, we'll talk about what these kids CAN do and how build on those skills during therapy sessions.  

#199 Making Books Better!

Jul 16, 2013 01:02:00

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Our special guest didn't join us as planned, but hopefully that show will be rescheduled. Today pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com discussed specific ways to utilize books with toddlers with language delays who hate books!      

#198 A Mom's Frustration with Misdiagnosis and Treatment

Jul 9, 2013 01:08:00

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Join pediatric speech - language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com as she speaks with a mom who is super frustrated with the misdiagnosis of her young son's communication issues. The take away message for moms is to keep pursuing treatment that makes sense to you in your "mommy gut." The take away message for therapists is to keep therapy fun for toddlers! If a young child isn't enjoying himself and making progress, then it's time to try a new approach! We'll talk about that and more! I hope you'll join us!  

#198 AAC Devices in Early Intervention

Jun 18, 2013 01:04:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses using AAC devices with Shareka Bentham, SLP and AAC specialist. Shareka helped me via telephone consult a few weeks ago as I was brainstorming for a little client of mine. The call was filled with so many wonderful therapy ideas that I asked her to do this show to share!  

#197 Home Visits vs. Office - Tricks for either setting

Jun 11, 2013 01:15:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com as she talks with Stephanie, a speech pathologist from South Africa! First she'll tell us about her practice and how their system differs from the USA. Then we'll discuss a few issues that seem to come up no matter where we live. #1 - What's the best place for treatment for a very young child - home vs. a clinical setting? We'll discuss the pros/cons of each environment and talk about how to address those situations. #2  - How do you separate receptive language issues from a strong-willed nature in a 19 month old? It's not as easy as it sounds, is it? I hope you'll join us!  

#196 Apraxia from a mom's point of view

Jun 4, 2013 01:04:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses apraxia with Leslie Lindsay, RN and author of Speaking of Apraxia: A Parents' Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Leslie will be sharing her own story of realizing her daughter had a speech delay and tips for parents of young children who are late talkers.   

#195 Advice for Moms with Kids Who Can't Play Alone Yet

May 21, 2013 01:22:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com. On today's show I talk with a working mom who has questions about her little guy with receptive language issues. She needs some ideas to help him learn to play alone when she's getting ready or tending to the new baby. She also has questions about when to move him to a new class at daycare, how best to communicate with his teachers, and how to help him learn to play with his friends rather than biting or hitting. I hope you'll join us!  

#194 Speech Treatment Ideas for Toddlers with Motor Delays

May 14, 2013 01:03:00

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Join Laura Mize, Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, with her guest Lauren Thomas, Physical Therapist, to answer an SLP's questions about developing a speech therapy treatment plan for a toddler with significant motor delays. Many of the play routines an SLP would routinely use may not be applicable and we'll be discussing how to modify treatment strategies to maximize a child's participation in speech therapy sessions.

#193 Feeding Problems in Toddlers Picky Eating to Dysphagia

May 7, 2013 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and her guest SLP Jennifer Hatfield from Therapy and Learning Services. Jennifer is a feeding specialist and will discuss the range of feeding issues we see in toddlers from picky eating to dysphagia, a swallowing disorder. She'll give us successful treatment strategies for both therapists and parents to explore when working with a toddler who isn't eating.

#192 Stickers, Sensory Bottles, and Easy Ideas to Engage

Apr 23, 2013 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and myei2.com as she discusses issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode Laura is talking with Kelly Nelson, Developmental Interventionist, about the ideas she shared in this week's Therapy Tip of the Week for using stickers. It goes waaaaaaay beyond using them as a reward! We'll also discuss her upcoming Therapy Guide for Sensory Bottles and answer a question from a DI who is working with a child who is hard, hard, hard to engage. I hope you'll join me!

#191 Jargon Use in Toddlers with Language Delays

Apr 2, 2013 01:08:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll answer a question from an SLP about a little client who is still using jargon. This will give us an opportunity to discuss jargon, consider what it could mean when we hear a child speak in jargon, and make treatment recomnmendations based on those possible scenarios.

#190 Follow Up Emails about BIG Topics

Mar 19, 2013 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll read follow-up emails from parents and therapists for the "BIG" topics we've covered that have made a real difference for them... so far "meet a child where he/she is developmentally," targeting cognition first, working on social games, and establishing verbal routines. I hope you'll join us!

#189 To Diagnose or Not To Diagnose Toddlers

Mar 12, 2013 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing a dilemma every SLP who works with toddlers experiences. Is it better to offer parents a "diagnosis" for a very young child or is it better to stick to a very general label like developmental delay or expressive language delay? Hmmmm.... we'll tackle this question with an SLP who recently experienced this situation. We'll discuss both sides of this issue - when/how it's warranted and when you may want to take a step back. As usual, we'll also be offering our own opinions and hope you'll join us!  

#188 Never Give Up on Speech!

Mar 5, 2013 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll discuss 3 recent articles that caught my attention with the following topics: ONE POSITIVE INTERACTION with a professional can change a parent's perspective and sense of empowerment in working with their child, things a mom of a little boy with special needs wishes everyone knew, and lastly, NEVER GIVE UP ON SPEECH! A new study finds that children with autism CAN and DO learn to talk even if they're past the age of 4 or 5. I hope you'll join us for this discussion!  

#187 Special Challenges during Therapy - Sibs and Grandmas!

Feb 26, 2013 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate"  we'll talk about the special challenges during therapy of dealing with siblings and grandmothers! We love, love, love brothers and sisters of our little friends. Everytime we get to work with a grandmother we know that our little client is going to get even more help with learning language. However.... there are sometimes special circumstances that we must address when siblings or grandparents are involved in sessions and we'll talk about those extra tips for successful sessions today!      

#186 Treating Disregulation in Sessions with Toddlers

Feb 19, 2013 01:04:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll talk with an SLP who is treating a child with a history of prenatal drug exposure and a diagnosis of autism who is highly disregulated during sessions. She needs ideas for helping him participate with her during activities rather than screaming and crying. 

#185 Becoming Noisy - A Step Toward Talking!

Feb 12, 2013 01:10:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing ideas for helping a toddler make more noise during play. All of the ideas are from my book Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers. Get more information at www.teachmetotalk.com. We hope you'll join us! Laura

#165 Expressive Language Development in Toddlers - Part II

Feb 5, 2013 00:59:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development and how build a vocabulary for late talkers who are just beginning to use words.  

#182 Building Play Skills for Toddlers with Delays

Jan 22, 2013 01:17:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll talk to a mom who has questions about her son's play skills.

#181 Auditory Processing; Apps for Older Preschoolers

Jan 15, 2013 01:08:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" guest SLP Patti Hamaguchi will be joining us to talk about one of her clinical specialties, auditory processing. She'll not only define this diagnosis for us, but she'll talk about what characteristics we may see in younger children, and provide some treatment ideas for therapy sessions and for home. As the founder of "Hamaguchi Apps" Patti will also discuss when apps are useful in treatment (and even when they're not!) I hope you'll join us for a great show!  

#180 Differentiating Lack of Motivation from Lack of Ability

Jan 8, 2013 01:07:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll answer a mom's question about her 19 month old. She led with email with this: "How do I differentiate a lack of motivation with a lack of ability?" I hope you'll join us for our answer!

#179 Year End Recap

Dec 18, 2012 01:06:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll review our favorite podcast topics from the year, get updates on our 2 favorite podcast callers, and then talk about upcoming topics for 2013.

#178 NEW Christmas Therapy Guide & Kathryn Gruhn

Dec 11, 2012 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing Laura's new Christmas Therapy Guide as well as interviewing Kathryn Gruhn, SLP and author of a great resource for developmental milestones for both parents and professionals My Baby Compass.

#177 Questions from SLPs at Conferences

Dec 4, 2012 01:14:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing great questions from SLPs in conferences this fall including: "I have only been able to get a child to sign "more" a few times and she won't do it again. What else should I try?" and "If you're working on primarily social and receptive language skills, how would your session look vs. working on only expressive goals?" and "How can I get parents of kids I see at daycare more involved?" and "I have a child who always sounds sick..." to "Our regs have changed and we can't qualify as many kids anymore. What should we do?" If we finish all of those, I'll tell you which toys therapists asked about from my conference video clips and discuss those. I hope you'll join us!  

#176 Guest SLP Shereka Bentham to talk about EasySpeak mag

Nov 27, 2012 01:08:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be talking with SLP Shareka Bentham about her online magazine for SLPs called EasySpeak, her practice in the Barbados, and  SLPChat she hosts on Twitter. I hope you'll join us!

#175 Teaching Negation, Parts & Whole, Matching, Categories

Nov 20, 2012 01:14:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development. We're finishing up this series today with a brief review of teaching negation, identifying parts of an object, matching/sorting, and categories. I hope you'll join us!  

#174 Teaching Object Functions

Nov 13, 2012 01:09:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development and how build a vocabulary for late talkers. Before a child can state an object's function, he needs to understand how objects are used. We'll discuss tricks and the sequence for teaching these skills.   

#173 Teaching Your Young Child to Answer Questions

Nov 6, 2012 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development. In this week's episode we'll discuss how to teach a child to begin to answer questions by using forced choice responses and the review method. 

#172 Learning to Answer Questions - Where, Yes/No, Choices

Oct 30, 2012 01:23:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development and how a toddler learns to understand and then answer the following question types: where questions, yes/no questions, and make choices. I hope you'll join us!   

#171 Mom's Questions about Teaching "Stop" and Danger

Oct 23, 2012 01:11:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be taking a mom's call who has questions about teaching her child with receptive delays to understand "stop" and "danger." We'll give her some ideas for teaching him to understand, but also throw in some "mom" advice too :)

#170 Learning to Answer and Ask Questions

Oct 16, 2012 01:14:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development and how build  vocabulary in toddlers. This week we'll discuss how a toddler learns to ask and answer questions - or otherwise participate in back and forth conversation!

#169 Expressive Language in Toddlers - Answering Questions

Oct 9, 2012 01:19:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing how a child learns to answer questions. UNDERSTANDING questions is the very first requirement! I hope you'll join us!  

#168 Expressive Language Development in Toddlers - Part 5

Oct 2, 2012 01:04:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development and how build a vocabulary for late talkers who are just beginning to use words.In this week's episode we'll be discussing tips for teaching early pronouns and early descriptive words.   

#167 Expressive Language Development in Toddlers - Part 4

Sep 25, 2012 01:08:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development and how build a vocabulary for late talkers who are just beginning to use words.  On today's show we'll be discussing ways to introduce location words (or prepositions) and early pronouns.

#166 Expressive Development - Part 3 - Teaching VERBS

Sep 18, 2012 01:06:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development and how build a vocabulary for late talkers who are just beginning to use words. Today's topic includes teaching verbs or action words! Let's go!!! 

#165 Expressive Language Development in Toddlers - Part II

Sep 11, 2012 01:06:00

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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development and how build a vocabulary for late talkers who are just beginning to use words.  

#164 Vocabulary Development in Toddlers with Language Delays

Aug 27, 2012 01:08:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to toddlers with language delays on Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate. In this episode we'll begin a series on expressive vocabulary development and the background strategies for building vocabulary in late talking toddlers. Often parents wonder... why isn't my child able to answer questions or have a conversation with me? One reason is because the child lacks the vocabulary to be able to respond. (There are other reasons too and we'll briefly discuss those as well!) Tonight we'll be discussing the kinds of words that dominate a new talker's vocabulary and how to elicit those kinds of words during daily routines and in play.

#164 Therapy in Childcare Settings

Aug 20, 2012 01:10:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to toddlers with language delays on Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate. In this episode we'll provide ideas for therapists who see children in childcare settings. We'll discuss the "ideal" childcare situations and also provide ideas for making it work when real life creeps in and you'll need to make do with what you have!

#163 Farm Animals in Therapy for Toddlers - Part 2

Aug 13, 2012 01:16:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to toddlers with language delays on Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate. In this episode we'll continue last week's topic of using farm animal toys with toddlers with developmental delays. We'll give you some new ideas for working on both receptive and expressive language while building a toddler's play skills, participation, and attention. Hope you'll join us!

#162 Ideas for Using Farm Animal Play to Teach Language

Aug 6, 2012 01:12:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to toddlers with language delays on Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate. This show is an extension of Laura's Therapy Tip of the Week video for 8.3.12 with tips of using farm animal play with toddlers with language delays. The video focused on what toys to use and what words to target. The podcast will tell you HOW to do it.

#161 Meet Kids Where They Are ... Tips for Behavior

Jul 23, 2012 01:10:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to toddlers with language delays on Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate. In this episode we'll finish up our 3 part series on meeting a kid where he is. Tonight's focus is on BEHAVIOR. We have lots and lots to say about this and hope you'll join us! 

#160 Meet a kid where he is.... what does that mean? Part 2

Jul 16, 2012 01:09:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to toddlers with language delays on Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate. This week is part 2 of discussing what it means to meet a kid where he is and work from there. This adjustment can make a big, big difference in progress, in particpation, and in feelling you're doing something besides chasing a kid around for the whole vist. We hope you'll join us for this discussion!

#159 Meeting Kids Where They Are - What does that mean???

Jul 9, 2012 01:07:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to toddlers with language delays on Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate. In this episode we'll talk about what this phrase means and apply it to several common scenarios in therapy with developmentally delayed toddlers. Sometimes this adjustment can make a big, big difference in progress, in particpation, and in feelling you're doing something besides chasing a kid around for the whole vist. We hope you'll join us for this discussion!  

#158 Pros/Cons of Using Flashcards & Pictures for Toddlers

Jun 18, 2012 01:11:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to toddlers with language delays on Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate. In this episode we'll answer an SLP's questions about using flashcards & pictures in therapy with toddlers. We'll discuss why we're (mostly) "con," when flashcards & pictures are best, and then give you lots of activities to make them more fun for toddlers if you absolutely must use them! We hope you'll join us!  

#157 Games for Older Toddlers for Language & Other Skills

Jun 11, 2012 01:06:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize of teachmetotalk.com and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss therapy strategies for toddlers with developmental delays. This week's show is a continuation of last week's topic - WHAT TO TRY WHEN A KID IS SICK OF YOU AND YOUR STANDARD ROUTINES. We'll be discussing our favorite games for older toddlers. I hope you'll join us for some new ideas!

#156 NEW Ideas for When a Kid is SICK of You and Your Toys!

Jun 4, 2012 01:06:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's episode is all about ideas to try when a child is sick of you and all of your standard therapy toys and routines. What should you do then???? Join us for new therapy ideas!

#155 Links Between Motor, Cogition, and Language Skills

May 28, 2012 01:09:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. We'll be discussing a 2006 study that links 3 specific motor & cognitive skills to stronger language development in toddlers. Join us to find out what those skills are!  

#154 Links Between Motor, Cognition and Early Language

May 21, 2012 01:12:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's episode will discuss a 2006 study that found links between early language skills and motor skills such as blowing bubbles and licking lips as well as pretending a block is a car.  

#153 Language in Daily Routines - Bath time & Outside Play

May 14, 2012 01:06:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's questions are from a mom who wants some new ideas for engaging her son during bath time and outside play. Because of his sensory issues, she seems to "lose" him during those times. Join us as we give her some new ideas!   

#152 Building Verbal Imitation - Part 8 - Words & Phrases

Apr 30, 2012 01:14:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. In tonight's show we're finishing up the series on Laura's new book Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers. We're discussing tips to make it easier for a child to learn to imitate words and short phrases.  

#151 Building Verbal Imitation - Part 7 - Verbal Routines

Apr 23, 2012 01:10:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's show is about using Verbal Routines to develop language with toddlers with developmental language delays. This is the 7th show in this series and is based on information from Laura's new book to be released on May 1. For details, visit www.teachmetotalk.com.

#150 Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers Part 4

Apr 16, 2012 01:06:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's podcast picks up where we left of with a discussion of the step necessary to move a nonverbal child through the process of learning to imitate. Tonight we'll begin with Level 5: Imitation of Exclamatory Words. This information is from Laura's new book Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers set to be released in May 2012. See www.teachmetotalk.com for more details!   

#149 Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers Part 3

Mar 19, 2012 01:11:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss strategies or "In between" steps for helping nonverbal toddlers learn to imitate words and ultimately learn to talk. Part 3 in this series. Information is from Laura's new book Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers.

#148 Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers - Part 2

Mar 12, 2012 01:13:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Today's topic is a continuation of the discussion of teaching toddlers how to imitate. In last week's show, Laura and Kate discussed the first two levels. Join us for this invaluable information for parents and professionals who work with late talkers.

#147 Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers

Mar 5, 2012 01:11:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss the 8 stages for building verbal imitation skills in late talkers. This information is from Laura's book set to be released later this month. For more information see www.teachmetotalk.com.  

#146 Therapy Session Outlines - Part Two

Feb 27, 2012 01:07:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's show is a continuation of last week's podcast #145 with ways to plan and implement speech and developmental therapy sessions for toddlers with developmental delays.

#145 Therapy Session Outlines for Birth to 3 Therapists

Feb 20, 2012 01:20:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's question is from an SLP who asked Kate and me how a typical session looks for our very young clients. We'll be discussing how we plan and implement therapy sessions for very young children with communication and developmental delays.

#144 Eye Contact, The Wrong Screentime, Valentine's Day

Feb 13, 2012 01:07:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. On tonight's show we're discussing several different topics and articles I've posted on my website at www.teachmetotalk.com related to eye contact in young children on the spectrum, the dangers of the wrong kind of screen time for ALL young children but especially those with family histories of ADD/ADHD, and CUTE therapy recommendations for Valentine's Day from my recent Therapy Tip of the Week Videos - not necessarily in that order :)  

#143 Why Tunnel Vision is (Mostly) Okay for Therapists

Jan 30, 2012 01:16:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. This was last week's intended topic, but we had a caller (which was wonderful!), and we didn't get to discuss this idea. This is #5 in my article for New Years Resolutions for therapists. Read the whole article here: http://teachmetotalk.com/2012/01/03/resolutions-for-therapists-who-work-with-young-children/

#142 Why TUNNEL VISION Is (Mostly) Okay for Therapists

Jan 23, 2012 01:08:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight we're discussing #5 in my article for New Years Resolutions for therapists. Read the whole article here: http://teachmetotalk.com/2012/01/03/resolutions-for-therapists-who-work-with-young-children/

#141 Resolutions #3 & #4 for Therapists in EI

Jan 16, 2012 01:16:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. In today's show, Laura and Kate review a list of Resolutions for pediatric therapists who work with very young children. Use these strategies and eliminate (or at least minimize) some of your day-to-day challenges! We're discussing the next 2 resolutions which are: I will not blame parents for developmental issues. I will not blame behavior for developmental issues. Join us for the show and read the full article here: http://teachmetotalk.com/2012/01/03/resolutions-for-therapists-who-work-with-young-children/       Join us for the show and read the full article here: http://teachmetotalk.com/2012/01/03/resolutions-for-therapists-who-work-with-young-children/

#140 Resolutions for 2012 for Early Intervention Therapists

Jan 9, 2012 01:15:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. In today's show, Laura and Kate review a list of Resolutions for pediatric therapists who work with very young children. Use these strategies and eliminate (or at least minimize) some of your day-to-day challenges! Join us for the show and read the full article here: http://teachmetotalk.com/2012/01/03/resolutions-for-therapists-who-work-with-young-children/   

#139 SLP Questions re: HARD Clients on her EI caseload

Dec 19, 2011 01:27:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's questions are from an SLP whose clients have some complicated case histories and aren't making the progress she'd like to see. What do you do when you've tried EVERYTHING? Join us for our spin on that!

#138 Therapy Ideas for Christmas & Winter for Toddlers

Dec 5, 2011 01:09:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. During this show we'll discuss our favorite therapy activities for the holidays. We'll also preview Laura's new Christmas DVD from teachmetotalk.com!  

#138 Social Skills in Toddlers - Part 5

Nov 28, 2011 01:18:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss the final 4 key social skills needed for development of communication skills in toddlers. Tonight's show is Part 5 and the final episode in this series!

#137 Social Skills in Toddlers - Part 4

Nov 21, 2011 01:10:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss the key social skills necessary so that toddlers develop language skills. This is the 4th show in this series. Listen as we discuss how we work on these skills in therapy sessions. 

#136 Social Skills in Toddlers - Part 3

Nov 14, 2011 01:13:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss social skill issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's show is part 3 in a series. We'll begin the show discussing how to use a child's sensory preferences (or even stereotypic behaviors) as an initial way to engage a child during therapy. We'll also continue to discuss the key social skills a child needs as a prerequisite to develop language.   

#135 Social Skills in Toddlers - Part 2

Nov 7, 2011 01:16:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss toddlers' social skills. Learn to distinguish typical vs. atypical skills and facilitate these skills during play.  

#134 Social Skills in Toddlers with Developmental Delays

Oct 31, 2011 01:09:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight we'll be discussing the scheduled topic for show #132. We'll review the key social skills which are the foundation for language development and discuss ways to facilitate those skills during play.  

#133 Signing vs. PECS - Decision Making for Toddlers

Oct 24, 2011 01:23:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer questions about late talking toddlers. Tonight we'll address the decision making process for therapists and families as they decide which initial communication system might be best for a child. We'll talk about the prerequisite skills very young children need before using either of these alternative systems and other considerations and factors that aid in selecting which method might be most effective for a child and his family.

#132 Social Skills: Analyzing Quantity and Quality

Oct 17, 2011 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss late talking toddlers. In tonight's episode two listeners have asked questions about social skills. We'll review the key social skills therapists analyze and discuss ways to facilitate those skills in therapy sessions.

#131 Seasonal Therapy Routines - Ideas for FALL

Oct 10, 2011 01:11:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's episode will be devoted to new therapy ideas related to fall to spice up your sessions over the next few weeks.    

#130 "Forcing" a child to perform in therapy & Co-treating

Sep 26, 2011 01:24:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's question is from a grad student SLP who is observing a particular methodology with a 4 year old client with autism. Since the therapists she mentions are co-treating, we'll also tackle when that's appropriate, when it's not, and how to maximize the effectiveness of working with another discipline in sessions.   

#129 The POWER of Social Games & Funny Story for Therapists

Sep 19, 2011 01:06:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss late talking toddlers. This week we're going to read an email from a mom with a success story using social games and other strategies we recommended to her earlier this summer. We're discussing how/when to interject social games into your sessions to maximize your own successes in engaging difficult toddlers. We'll also read a funny story another SLP sent me this week with recommendations for "dressing the part" for sessions with young children. I'm sure Kate and I will have plenty to say about that! 

#128 Prerequisites for Phrases & The POWER of a Social Game

Sep 12, 2011 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer and discuss a question about a child who is not using phrases yet and 2 specific stories about the POWER of social games in eliciting engagement and first words.

#127 Differentiating Language Delay from Autism in Toddlers

Sep 5, 2011 01:07:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss criteria set forth to differentiate toddlers with developmental language delay from those with autism spectrum disorder using an article from Dr. Rhea Paul from ASHA's journal Perspectives in Language Learning and Education October 2008.  

#126 Stages of Play

Aug 29, 2011 01:07:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss the final stages of play for toddlers as they approach the developmental age of 3. We'll also answer a mom's specific question related to expanding play using toys such as a farm set, house, and kitchen.  

#125 Stages of Play - Part 3

Aug 22, 2011 01:10:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss toddlers with language delays. Today we're finishing our series on the stages of play in toddlers birth to 3. Today we're discussing play for children who are functioning at the 2 to 3 year old range. Learn how to link the cognitive processes involved in play to language development and how you can support new kinds of play in developmentally delayed toddlers.  

#124 Stages of Play (Part 2)

Aug 15, 2011 01:06:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss late talking toddlers. Tonight's episode is a continuation of last week's show - #123 Stages of Play. Learn how play progresses and more importantly, how it relates to cognitive and language development.  

#123 Stages of Play

Aug 8, 2011 01:04:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss how play skills emerge in babies and toddlers. Play is an important window for viewing a child's cognitive development. Learn how play skill milestones are prequisites to learning language. 

#122 Moving Beyond Gestures

Aug 1, 2011 01:14:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. We'll begin by discussing how important it is to be warm, affectionate, and fun when establishing an initial connection (and ongoing!) with toddlers. Today's question is  from an SLP who believes that several children on her caseload can talk but revert to gestures rather than using words and needs ideas to help move a child to words. If we have time, another therapist has requested that we discuss the stages of play. I hope you'll join us!

#120 Rules for Withholding & Moving Beyond Gestures

Jul 25, 2011 01:12:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's questions are from SLPs whose client cries when she withholds and an SLP who has several children who are "stuck" pointing and grunting when she knows the child can say the word. What to do??? Tune in for our ideas!    

#120 Auditory Processing in Toddlers and Preschoolers

Jul 18, 2011 01:08:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Therapy ideas to target functional auditory processing in play and daily routines.   

#118 Toys Part 2 & Parenting Observations from Disney World

Jul 11, 2011 01:04:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's show is a continuation of last week's topic of our new favorite toys we use in therapy and several observations of the full range of parenting skills this past week at Disney World!

#118 Our New Favorite Things.... TOYS!

Jul 4, 2011 01:07:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's show topic is TOYS! Listen as we talk about our latest finds and how we're using these toys in therapy with toddlers with communication delays.

#117 Incorporating Motor Activities into Speech Therapy

Jun 27, 2011 01:06:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's questions are from a Developmental Therapist who is in a state making drastic budget cuts (Aren't they all?) and now finds herself as the often the only professional on a child's team. What's a therapist to do in these situations? Ideas for addressing fine and gross motor skills in play activities IF/WHEN this is appropriate.   

#116 Strategies for Overstimulated Toddlers During Therapy

Jun 20, 2011 01:11:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. In this show Laura and Kate discuss questions for an SLP with an overstimulated toddler who cries during sessions and resists her attempts to engage him socially. Ideas for therapy that incorporate calming and sensory strategies will be discussed in detail.   

#115 Verbal Praise, Apraxia & Updates on Kate's Client

Jun 13, 2011 01:10:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. In this episode we'll continue our discussion of using verbal praise effectively with toddlers and preschoolers. We'll also talk about an observation Kate's made with one of her clients with apraxia/motor planning difficulties and get an update about a little girl who was "stuck" at the single word level and find out how she's doing expanding her vocabulary based on ideas we discussed during a recent show (#109 I think!).

#114 Variety in Therapy & A Mom's Questions

Jun 6, 2011 01:05:00

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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's questions are from an SLP whose clients don't like to repeat activities and from a mom with questions about her own son's speech-language development. We also began to discuss using "treats" in therapy and will continue this discussion next week in show #115 when we talk about new recommendations for how to use verbal praise with young children.  

#113

May 23, 2011 01:12:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.

#112

May 16, 2011 01:12:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.

#111

May 9, 2011 01:09:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.

#110 Ideas for Zoo Animals & Toddlers who blow you off!

Apr 18, 2011 01:07:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.

#109 Guidelines for Selecting Vocabulary Targets

Apr 11, 2011 01:05:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they talk about selecting words to target for late talking toddlers.  

#108 How to Correctly Use Withholding to Faciltate Words with Toddlers

Apr 4, 2011 01:25:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer an SLP's questions about withholding with late talking toddlers. Does "Say it or You Don't Get It" really work?

#107 Dealing with Pacifiers & Blankets in Therapy & Deceptive Receptive Language Delays

Mar 21, 2011 01:13:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers. On tonight's show a pediatric SLP needs ideas for helping a child not be dependent on the pacifier and his blanket during speech therapy sessions. We'll also read an email from a mom whose son's diagnosis of receptive language delay caught her guard.

#106 Part 2 - Working with Toddlers Who Don't Like Toys

Mar 14, 2011 01:10:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.

#105 Activities for a Toddler Who Ignores Toys and People

Mar 7, 2011 01:13:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer a therapist's questions about working with a toddler who ignores toys and people during therapy sessions.

#104 When Autism Doesn't Fit & Finding a GREAT Therapist

Feb 28, 2011 01:22:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.

#103 Apraxia vs. Phonological Disorder & Understanding Questions

Feb 21, 2011 01:12:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.

#102 Questions about PECS, Echolalia, Apraxia vs. Phonological Disorders

Feb 14, 2011 01:18:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.

#101 Learning to Say 2-Syllable Words and Phrases & Moving from Signs to Words

Jan 31, 2011 01:07:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.

#100 Frequent Questions from Conferences

Jan 24, 2011 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.

#99 Working with a DIFFICULT 2 year old

Jan 17, 2011 01:10:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers. Tonight we're tackling a therapist's questions about working with a 2 1/2 year old who as she described him, "throws many tantrums and has little attention," and "resists signing." Sound familiar? Listen for our tried and true tips!

#98 Questions from Moms in Ireland and the UK

Jan 10, 2011 01:06:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.

#97 Individual vs. Group Therapy for Toddlers & Self Stimulatory Behaviors

Jan 3, 2011 01:10:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.

#96 NO ABCs, 123s, Shapes, and Colors for Late Talking Toddlers!

Dec 20, 2010 01:12:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer questions about toddlers with language delays.

#95 More Questions!

Dec 13, 2010 01:07:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.

#94 Great Questions from Conferences in Louisiana!

Dec 6, 2010 01:06:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.

#93 Interesting Recent Studies & Quick Answers to Questions from Parents

Nov 29, 2010 01:11:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.

#92 Mom's Questions about Late Talking & Apraxia

Nov 22, 2010 01:04:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.

#91 More Questions about Late Talking

Nov 15, 2010 01:06:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.

#90 Answering a Mom's Questions

Nov 8, 2010 01:02:00

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Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information related to late talking toddlers.

#89 Questions about Late Talking

Oct 25, 2010 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#88 Answering Mom's Questions

Oct 18, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#87 Your Questions about Language Delay

Sep 27, 2010 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#86 Your Questions about Language Delay

Sep 20, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#85 Your Questions about Language Delay

Sep 13, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#84

Aug 13, 2010 01:02:00

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#83 Mom's Questions about Language Delay

Aug 6, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#82 Answering Questions

Jul 30, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.Join us at our NEW time at 5 pm Eastern time.

#81 Part 2 - Making Therapy at Home WORK

Jul 16, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#80 Tips for Making Therapy WORK

Jul 9, 2010 01:03:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#79 Teaching Your Child Social Skills & Tips for Home Visits for SLPs

Jul 2, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#78 Questions about working with parents from other cultures & more

Jun 18, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.Today we're also talking about hearing assessments for children with great articulation but difficulty learning words, global developmental delays, and why it's important to help "busy" children find ways to learn to play with you.

#77 Your Questions about Language Delay

Jun 11, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#76 Sign Language Tips for Toddlers and Speech Intelligibility in Toddlers

May 28, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#75 Teach Pointing, Autism and/vs. Apraxia, Intelligibility Issues at 2

May 14, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#74 Questions about Autism vs. MERLD diagnosis & creative ideas for enticing a toddler to vocalize

May 7, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#72 Bilingual Homes and Toddlers with Language Delays & Learning Understand and Answer Questions

Apr 30, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#72 "Quirks" in Toddlers with Speech - Language Delays

Apr 23, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. Topics: Toddlers who say, "Huh?" in response t everything you say to them, kids who try to talk with their mouths closed or teeth clenched, young preschoolers who continue to struggle with answering questions, and a few other "scenarios" we've run across more than once in our careers...

#71 Your Questions about Language Delay

Apr 16, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#70 Myths About Autism in Toddlers

Apr 2, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of toddlers who may go on to be diagnosed with autism.

#69 Questions re: Autism, Apraxia, Pacifiers, and Early Phrases

Mar 26, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. Today we're answering emails from moms related to a possible autism diagnosis, red flags for apraxia in an 18 month old, recommendations about pacifiers, and more tips for helping toddlers move from single words to phrases. I hope you'll join us!

#68 Language Delays in Toddlers & Specific Questions

Mar 19, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. Today's topics: 1. Ideas to work on various oral motor movements like blowing and kissing with a pucker 2. Ways to target /m, p, b/ in words for a 4 year old 3. Answers to a mom’s questions about her 21 month old who understands no language 4. Ways to help 26 month old twins learn to imitate two-word phrases

#67 Minimally Verbal Child at 33 months & Ideas for Working with Twins and Siblings

Mar 12, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. We answered a emails from a mom with a son who is 33 months and not talking yet and from an SLP who is having a hard time working with active 2 year old twins. Listen to our ideas for both of them!

#66 New SLPs Questions about Toddlers on Her Caseload

Mar 5, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#65 Mom's Questions about Language Delay & Possible Apraxia in a 2 year old

Feb 26, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.Join us as a mom calls in with her questions about speech therapy strategies to use at home with her 2 year old who is not talking.

#64 Mom's Questions about Red Flags Noted by Preschool Teacher

Feb 19, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#63 Questions from Military Mom Based Overseas

Jan 29, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. Today we'll be answering questions from a mom whose husband is serving our country overseas, and she has limited access to services. We'll also be reading an email from a mom who is concerned about her 3 year old who is receiving services and making progress, but she's considering the pros and cons of taking him for a full developmental assessment to rule out autism.

#62 Mom's Questions about Planning Services for her Child & SLP Questions about a No Bag Policy

Jan 22, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#61 Your Questions about Language Delay

Jan 15, 2010 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#58 SLP Questions

Nov 13, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss questions from 2 different speech-language pathologists who need new ideas for treating 4 specific children on their caseloads: 1. A 3 year old boy with Williams Syndrome who responds best to music - We’ll be talking about how to use music in a preschool classroom as well as in therapy sessions to maximize his communication skills. 2. A little boy diagnosed with selective mutism who at school talks only in “nonsense” to his best friend with Down Syndrome. 3. 5 year old on the PDD spectrum who is severely echolalic and who likes to play with bubbles. 4. A gifted and talented kindergarten student with poor rate and intonation is poor. He speaks very slowly and in a drawn out way and his intonation goes in highs and lows out of nowhere.

#57 Teaching Language in PLAY!

Nov 6, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#56 Academic Problems for Children with Language Delays

Oct 30, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.Today we'll be interviewing Ashley Ward, Curriculum Director for Meredith Dunn School in Louisville, KY.

#55 Pediatrician's Point of View

Oct 23, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children with pediatrician Dr. Amy Garlove.

#54 Answering a Mom's Questions

Oct 16, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#53 Autism Resources for Parents

Oct 9, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of children diagnosed with autism. We'll be interviewing Jill Smith, Director of Southern Indiana Autism Resource Center Lending List.

#52 Learning to Say Phrases and Sentences

Sep 25, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#51 Helping Your Toddler Learn New Vowel Sounds

Sep 18, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#50 Tips for Teaching Speech Sounds in Toddlers

Sep 11, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#49 Speech Sound Development & Apraxia in Toddlers & Young Children

Sep 4, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#48 Teaching New Words to Speech Delayed Toddlers

Aug 28, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#47 Treatment Ideas for Toddlers with Apraxia and Phonological Disorders

Aug 21, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of young children diagnosed with apraxia and phonological disorders.

#46 Treatment Ideas for Non-Verbal Children

Aug 14, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of non-verbal children diagnosed with apraxia and phonological disorder.

#45 Treating Apraxia in Toddlers - Prerequisite Information

Aug 7, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#45 Answering Your Questions about Apraxia

Jul 31, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. On tonight's show listen as a Dad calls in with questions about his son's diagnosis of apraxia.

#44 Phonological Disorders in Toddlers & Young Preschoolers

Jul 24, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. Find out the characteristics of phonological disorders and the differences when contrasted with apraxia in young children.

#43 Diagnosing Speech Disorders - Apraxia

Jul 17, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#42 Tips for Maximizing Speech Therapy Sessions at Home

Jul 3, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#41 More Success Stories

Jun 26, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. his week we're continuing to talk with 2 moms whose children received early intervention services as toddlers and are now thriving at ages 4 and 7.

#40 Success Stories from Parents

Jun 19, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. Today we're continuing to talk with moms whose children received speech therapy as toddlers and are now thriving.

#39 Hearing Evaluations in Toddlers and Preschoolers

Jun 12, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss pediatric hearing evaluations and ear infections with Dr. Sue Windmill, pediatric audiologist.

#38 Early Intervention Success Stories on Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate

Jun 5, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they talk to parents of children who received speech therapy services as toddlers and are now doing very well as older preschoolers.

#37 Answering Your Questions

May 30, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#36 Make Circle Time Successful with Language Delayed Toddlers & Preschoolers

May 22, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.Tonight we'll discuss strategies for helping toddlers with developmental challenges participate in organized activities at preschool such as circle time.

#35 Tips for Choosing Quality Daycare and Preschool

May 15, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss characteristics of good (and bad) daycare and preschool programs. information for parents of late talking children.

#34 Receptive Language Problems in Toddlers

May 8, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. Tonight we're finishing up our series on receptive language problems and will give you specific ways to help your child learn to understand more of what you say. We're also going to tackle very specific disciplinary techniques to common behavior problems noted in toddlers.

#33 Teach Your Toddler to Ask and Answer Questions

Apr 24, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#32 Teaching More Complex Language - Pronouns, Adjectives, and Prepositions

Apr 17, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#31 Teaching More Complex Language to Toddlers with Receptive Language Delays

Apr 10, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#30 Receptive Language Difficulties - Teaching Young Children to Understand Language

Apr 3, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#29 Receptive Language Delays - Helping Toddlers Learn to Listen and Obey

Mar 20, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#28 Receptive Language Disorders in Toddlers and Young Preschoolers

Mar 6, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#27 Answering Your Questions

Feb 27, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.Topics on tonight's show were from questions listeners/readers emailed in.

#26 Interpreting Test Scores - Information for Parents

Feb 13, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they explain test scores for children being evaluated in state early intervention programs and public school preschool/therapy programs. Find out why "barely qualifies" is on Laura's list of banned words from the website. Listen for a discussion of eligibility, standard scores, standard deviations, percentile ranks, and age-equivalencies.

#25 Teaching Language During Daily Routines

Feb 6, 2009 01:02:00

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Listen to pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler discuss ways to teach yoru young toddler to understand and use language during activities you do at home all day, every day.

#24 Teaching Toddlers to Talk in your Daily Routines

Jan 30, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. In this episode we'll discuss ways parents can teach language during bathtime, bedtime, meals/snacks, and while getting dressed.

#23 Let's Play! Recommended Toys to Encourage Language Development in Toddlers

Jan 23, 2009 01:02:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. In this episode we'll talk about the best toys to promote early pretend skills in toddlers and young preschoolers.

#22 Let's Play! - Part 2 Recommended Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers with Language Delays

Jan 15, 2009 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize of teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. In part 2 of Let's Play, you'll hear about how we use toys with children in therapy sessions to target language and cognitive skills.

#21 Let's Play! Recommended Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers -Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate

Jan 8, 2009 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize of teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. This week we'll discuss favorite toys and tell you how to use them to facilitate language development in toddlers and young preschoolers.

#20 Teaching Kids with Autism to USE Words and Gestures- Pragmatic Language Skills

Dec 18, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents with toddlers with language delays due to autism. This show will focus on pragmatic language skills, or teaching kids with autism to USE words and gestures to communicate with others.

#19 Echolalia - What It Is and What To Do About It

Dec 11, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of toddlers diagnosed with autism.

#18 Treating Autism in Toddlers and Young Preschoolers

Dec 4, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of toddlers diagnosed with autism.

#17 Diagnosing Autism in Young Children

Nov 20, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss the criteria for diagnosing autism in toddlers and preschoolers with Dr. Lisa Powell, pediatric psychologist. Dr. Powell will also outline the Floortime/DIR model.

Diagnosing Autism in Toddlers and Young Preschoolers

Nov 13, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents who suspect or know their child may be diagnosed with autism.

Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate

Nov 6, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#14 Understanding Sensory Issues in Toddlers with Language Delays

Oct 30, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss sensory processing disorder in late talking toddlers. Pediatric occupational therapist Carey White will be joining us to talk about listening therapy, the brushing protocol, and other clinical treatments for sensory issues that are commonly used with toddlers and young preschoolers.

#13 Understanding Sensory Issues in Toddlers with Language Delays

Oct 23, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information about sensory processing disorder in late talking toddlers. This week's show focuses on how sensory issues can affect the development of play skills. We'll also be discussing RED FLAGS in your toddler that warrant referral for an developmental, occupational, or speech therapy assessments.

Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate

Oct 17, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

#11 Sensory Issues in Language Delayed Toddlers and Young Preschoolers

Oct 10, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss sensory issues in late talking children. This will be a continuation of show #10. Find out ways to help a child who may be experiencing sensory processing disorder.

#10 Understanding Sensory Issues in Toddlers and Preschoolers

Oct 3, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. This week's show begins a month-long series about sensory processing disorders. Join us for a very basic introduction to sensory processing disorders. This won’t be an over-your-head review full of so much lingo that you’ll need a medical degree to understand, but a down-to-earth, real-life explanation of what sensory issues are, how they can impact development, and red flags to look for in young children.

#9 Teaching Language Delayed Toddlers to Listen and Obey

Sep 26, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. Today's show focuses on language comprehension milestones for toddlers and how to work at home to improve their ability to understand language in daily routines and play.

#8 Understanding Muscle Tone Differences in Developmentally Delayed Children

Sep 19, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss muscle tone issues with pediatric physical therapist Michelle Wilder. Michelle will define and give examples of low tone, high tone, and everything in between, the difference between tone and strength, and what you can do to help develop your child's motor skills at home.

#7 Teaching Language Delayed Toddlers to Listen and Obey

Sep 12, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. Today's show focuses on language comprehension milestones for toddlers and how to work at home to improve their ability to understand language in daily routines and play.

#6 Speech Intellligibility in Toddlers

Sep 5, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. Today's show will discuss what's important and what's not for children with speech and language delays.

Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate

Aug 29, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate 4

Aug 22, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate

Aug 15, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate

Aug 8, 2008 01:00:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.

Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate

Aug 3, 2008 00:30:00

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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.