Welcome! If you are here, chances are you are looking for some ways to help your child speak and communicate! Great news…you’ve stumbled across the right page! Below you will find links to many posts here on this blog that are intended to help you help your littles expand their speech, language and communication skills. And don’t worry…I have many more posts in the works coming up soon as well. If there is something you are looking for that is not here, please be sure to shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Chances are the topic is on my “to-do list” but I am ALWAYS looking for more ideas and input from my readers!
Pre Reading Assignment
First, be sure to read this post to determine what type of communicator is your child:
Next, read the following posts for a strong understanding of speech, language and communication. Understanding these terms is vital is being able to best help your child!
Then, check out this overview of tips:
Specific Strategies to Help your Child Talk
This series of posts. How to Help Your Child Talk, are designed to be read in the order below. Once you feel comfortable with one strategy, you can move on to the next.
Strategies to Work on Listening and Following Directions (Receptive Language)
Tips on Expanding Speech & Language in Specific Activities
How to Use Specific Products/Toys to Expand Speech & Language Skills
Other GREAT Resources
A FANTASTIC site that I highly recommend checking out if you have a little one (especially ages 1-3) who is not talking/talking very little, is Little Stories. Kim is a fellow speech pathologist who provides some really great information for parents of young children with speech and language delays.
Another great site for parents of children with speech and language delays is Teach Me To Talk. Another site by a fellow speech pathologist, she provides a ton of information including pod casts on speech and language tips.