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 siteÂ Teach Me to TalkÂ 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!
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.
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.
I’m glad I found your site! I also am a pediatric SLP part time in a school; part time outpatient. My 19 month old son’s speech and language is pretty advanced for his age, making me a proud SLP momma. However, he’s starting to display some concerning behaviors suggestive of asd or possibly hfasd. Really looking for another SLP momma’s professional opinion. Would you be willing to email me to talk a little more in depth? Thanks! Jackie