May is Better Speech & Hearing Month! Information to Better YOUR Child’s Speech, Language & Listening

may is better speech and hearing month!

To celebrate, I’m going to share some posts with you that I think can help better your child’s speech and language skills! Simply click on the image below to take you to the post(s).

Knowledge is POWER

The first step in helping your child with his speech/language skills, is to educate yourself as much as possible about speech and language development. While I don’t expect you to become an expert, I know from personal experience how knoweledge can help us best help our child. When my daughter first was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that was attacking her joints, I became pretty obsessed with learning as much as I could about her disease. And that knowledge has really helped me help her. Here are some links to some information I think you will find helpful regarding speech and language development:

WHat is the difference between speech and language?

what is language?

speech and language development birth to 5 series

The ABCs of Early Speech & Lang Development

Want to learn more? Check out my Speech and Language 101 Page for a ton more information on speech and language development and disorders!

Activities and Tips to Better Your Child’s Speech, Language and Listening


Five Things You Can Do To Help Your Speech Development

Setting Up the Environment for Communication

  Best Toys to Encourage Speech and Language Development in Young Children

Five Playful Ways to Work on Listening and Following Directions

Want more? Check out my How to Help Your Child Talk page for a bunch more activities and tips to help expand your child’s speech and language skills.

Stay tuned this month for my series What You Can Expect From Speech Therapy {A Guide for Parents}. You can read the intro HERE.

Happy Better Speech and Hearing Month!

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About Katie

Katie is a licensed, credentialed and certified pediatric speech-language pathologist and mom to three (5, 3 and 9 months). Her passion about educating, inspiring and empowering parents of children with all abilities led her to start her blog Playing With Words 365 where she shares information about speech and language development, therapy ideas and tips, intervention strategies and a little about her family life too. Katie has been working in the field of speech pathology for 9 years and is certified in The Hanen Centre’s It Takes Two to Talk ® and Target Word ® programs and holds a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). In addition to blogging and being a mommy, Katie works part time in her small private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. These are really great resources, thanks for posting them. I work in a preschool and get questions about speech patterns in children and what parents can do to help. I can point them to this resource now.

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