Perspectives of Being an SLP Mom of a Late Talker {Teach Me to Talk Podcast Interview}

PWW Button Logo Today I had the fantastic opportunity of chatting with Laura from Teach Me to Talk on her weekly podcast. She invited me on her show to discuss my perspectives on being an SLP and a mom of a child who was a late talker and how that has shaped my practice and blog. We also discussed some of my blog posts and the strategies we often use with the children and families of late talkers. You can check out the podcast RIGHT HERE!!

Now you can hear what I sound like 😉

I was a little nervous at first as this was my first podcast but I had a blast. Thanks again to Laura for having me on!

You can check out Laura’s past podcasts HERE. Lot’s of good stuff! And if you haven’t yet, be sure to check out Laura’s site Teach Me to Talk which is JAM packed with amazing resources for parents, SLPs and anyone who has or works with young children with speech and language delays. She is amazing!

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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. Hi Katie,
    I have just listened to you and Laura on the podcast about your experience as a mom of a late talker. You inspired me! Now I know and feel confident that my son is normal. I have been stressing out about my son who is 21 months old now but no words still. His gross motor skills were all perfect in fact very advanced but when it comes to talking he would not say any word except mama when he’s frustrated. However, he points to everything he wants/needs and we do sign language as well. He would always grab my hands and would have me sit down with him to read books and would point on pictures. He makes grunts and other noises when he wants something.
    So, thank you so much for sharing your brilliant ideas and personal experiences about your son on this podcast. You just don’t know how much I really appreciate it.


  2. Deidre L says:

    Thank you so much for this post. As an SLP, that call to the county’s early intervention program is a very hard one to make and I just needed to hear another “SLP mom” perspective to not feel like a terrible SLP and/or terrible mother for having a child that is turning 2 but not combining many 2 word phrases yet or producing many multisyllabic words. It is my middle son too and I’m due with my third little boy in 2 weeks so I could really relate to her experience.

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