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
Welcome to my How to Help Your Child Talk series. These posts are intended to give you simple tips to help you work with your child so YOU can be your child’s best “speech therapist.” You may want to try out a new tip/strategy for a week or so and then when you feel like you’ve “got it” and it comes more naturally, move on to a new tip and incorporate that into your day for another week or two. Remember: This blog and it’s content, including this series, is for educational purposes but is NOT intended to be a replacement for interventions from a licensed speech-language pathologist. If you are concerned with your child’s speech and language development, I urge you to find a speech-pathologist in your area. Please read my full disclosure page for more information.
How to Help Your Child Talk: Responding Meaningfully to Your Child
How to Help Your Child Talk: Becoming a Narrator
How to Help Your Child Talk: Expanding His Words
How to Help Your Child Talk: Providing Opportunities for Communication in Daily Activities
How to help your Child Talk: Providing Opportunities for Communication in Play
Strategies to Work on Listening and Following Directions (Receptive Language)
Tips on Expanding Speech & Language in Specific Activities
Kid’s Activities to Help Expand Speech/Language Skills
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.