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Helping Parents Teach Toddlers To Understand and Use Language

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#370 Red Flags for Communication Delay in Infants and Toddlers
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Not sure if your child has a language delay? In this podcast, join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as we discuss 12 red flags in infants and toddlers that indicate problems with the development of communication skills. ASHA CEUs are pending for this course. Check out details at teachmetotalk.com. 
May 18, 2019
#361 Using Verbal Routines with Toddlers While Playing Outside This Spring
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses using verbal routines with toddlers with language delays as you play outside together. Read the full summary here.
Apr 13, 2019
#360 Easter Speech Therapy Activities for Late Talking Toddlers and Preschoolers
00:51:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she shares therapy activities to use this spring with late talking toddlers to target a variety of language goals. Read the summary here at teachmetotalk.com.
Apr 05, 2019
#359 Early Communication Behaviors Associated with Language Development
01:05:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she reviews 11 preintentional behaviors used by infants that best correlate with the emergence of communication skills. When therapists and parents know what to look for, we can identify missing pieces and target intervention to address these weaknesses. This is evidence-based practice (Cress 2010) and a vital part of assessment and treatment planning for infants and toddlers. Listen to the show or read the written summary.
Mar 22, 2019
#358 Writing Social Stories for Language Delayed Toddlers
01:01:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses guidelines for writing social stories for toddlers with language delays. Read the full summary here.
Mar 09, 2019
#357 7 Key Principles for Success When Working with Toddlers and Preschoolers
00:58:00
Hi! I'm pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com  and in this show, I'm sharing 7 key principles for successfully working with toddlers and preschoolers. These 7 nuggets of advice will help you no matter what communication skill you're trying to teach - whether you're focused on helping a young child learn to use more words, follow directions, begin with an AAC device, or improve speech intelligibility. Actually, these principles work when you're trying to teach a toddler ANYTHING. Listen and read the full post here. 
Feb 08, 2019
#356 Selecting Goals for Minimally Verbal Kids
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she talks with a mom (who is also an SLP) about setting goals for her minimally verbal preschooler. This mom was on the show #322 last year if you'd like to listen for background info and then more recommendations (especially for working on initiation) in follow up show #323. We discussed ideas for helping him increase use of his AAC device, find more toys he can play with, increase motor planning, and add more words using his emerging (but limited) repertoire of speech sounds. Listen now! 
Jan 25, 2019
#355 How to Cue New Speech Sounds with Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses ways to cue toddlers as they learn new speech sounds. This information is from my therapy mnaual FUNctional Phonology. In this show we're using the tag line "Tell him - Show him - Help him" to explain to parents how to use verbal, visual, and tactile cues to teach a toddler a new speech sound. More detailed information about these kinds of cues is included in my therapy manual Functional Phonology, exclusively on sale at teachmetotalk.com.
Jan 16, 2019
#354 When a Child Does Not Imitate Words Consistently and Frequently
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as we discuss what to do when a toddler does not imitate words consistently. This is a very common problem with late talkers, and the solution is always the same, but a little counterintuitive. Instead of teaching them something new, we actually have to BACK UP to what a child can already (kind of) do - rather than tackling the immediate goal. Most of the time, late talkers are NOT developmentally ready to begin working at the word level - that's the problem! We have to use different strategies and it varies from child to child depending on what they can already do. Listen to the show for ideas!
Dec 28, 2018
#352 Speech Intelligibility in Toddlers
01:06:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as we discuss speech intelligibility in toddlers including what's normal, red flags that indicate a toddler's speech issues need intervention, diagnoses related to decreased speech intelligibility, and six priority patterns to target to improve a young child's ability to be understood. Today's show is an overview of my newest therapy manual FUNctional Phonology.  Get yourself a copy of this book to learn how to treat toddlers who are difficult to understand.
Nov 19, 2018
#351 More Expressive Language Strategies
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses effective techniques to treat expressive language delays in toddlers. This is a continuation from show #350 when we talked about the imitation hierarchy I use to address language delays in toddlers. Now we're going to  "sandwich" that information with what to try when a child is not ready for that protocol AND how to move on to phrases. Listen for some fantastic strategies!! Read the post here.
Nov 09, 2018
#350 Effective Strategies for Jumpstarting Expressive Language in Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses effective techniques to treat expressive language delays in toddlers. When there are no other developmental red flags (like decreased interest in social interaction, increased activity level and super short attention span, won't play with toys, does not follow directions), here's the method I use. Teach Imitation! Begin with actions with objects... Introduce gestures...Analyze nonverbal actions a child might imitate...Get noisy...Begin exclamatory words/play sounds...Try automatic speech...Teach FUNCTIONAL single words...Move on to phrases. Listen to the show for this hierarchy... it works!! Read the entire post at teachmetotalk.com: 
Oct 26, 2018
#349 Top Strategies to Target Receptive Language During Everyday Routines
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she shares top strategies for helping toddlers learn to understand words and follow directions during daily routines. Resources mentioned during the show can be found at this link:
Oct 12, 2018
#347 Strengthening Social Connections in Everyday Routines
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In this week's show, join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com we're continuing the topic from last show #346 for using my hierarchy for treating toddlers with speech-language delays/disorders. This week we're discussing ways to improve a toddler's social connectedness with other people - especially his parents at home during everyday routines. First, we'll review red flags for differences in social interaction. Many times parents miss these characteristics in their own children. Many times therapists don't point these out because we either don't recognize them as red flags or we're too afraid of a parent's reaction. We'll talk about that on the show too! Our overall strategies for improving a child's ability to respond to you are: Consistently respond to him. Don’t let a toddler “check out” or be alone for long periods of time. Get eye to eye and face to face! Don’t force eye contact and interaction – invite it! Sound fun… less like an adult and more like a kid! Do what a toddler likes. Play, play, play…and then play some more! Limit distractions when you’re working on responding. Be the toy! Avoid power struggles. Lavish love! Be persistent in your attempts to join him. Reward a child’s efforts to respond to you. Final review… what “counts” as responding? Remember - Your #1 goal is INTERACTION! Listen for ways to work on social skills in everyday routines! Try activities that involve Movement, Music, Sensory Experiences, Social Games
Sep 27, 2018
#346 Teaching a Child To Connect and Respond During Everyday Activities
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she walks through goals during everyday routines. Today we'll be discussing the first part of "I Need a Plan" for social skills with ideas forhow to help a child learn to respond and connect in lots of ways throughout the day. 
Sep 19, 2018
#345 Water Play... Using the Framework for Treating for Late Talking Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses how to use a framework for treating late talking toddlers during a fun activity for toddlers - water play! Here's the written summary from last week's show if this framework is new for you or scroll back and listen to show #344!  We'll also begin with a question from a mom that's fantastic - what to do when your child isnt' getting along with his therapist! 
Jul 27, 2018
#344 I Need A Plan! Using a Framework to Determine Priorities for Late Talkers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discussed the framework she uses to design treatment plans for toddlers with speech-language delays.
Jul 20, 2018
#343 Lessons I Learned This Week
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Join pediatric speech-language Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses lessons she learned thsi week volunteering in a new summer program with toddlers. Read the summary here:
Jun 15, 2018
#342 Follow Up for Little Girl Who Runs Away (from Shows #334 and #329)
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she talks with SLP Kendra about the progress a busy 2 year old on her caseload. Originally, the little girl demonstrated escape/avoidance behaviors even when she seemed to like an activity. (Listen to show #329.) After some adjustments to the approach and goals, she began to participate for longer periods and started to use a few words (Listen to show #334). Today we're seeing what other changes have occurred since our last update! 
Jun 01, 2018
#341 ABC Data Collection for Analyzing Behaviors
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com with ABA therapist Jessica to discuss a simple method for analyzing a child's behaviors that don't seem to make sense. Read a summary of the show: 
May 24, 2018
#340 Floortime... Evidence-Based and Effective for Treating Toddlers with ASD
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she interviews Floortime and autism specialist Dr. Jennie Trocchio. We'll be discussing the research to support Floortime (It IS evidence-based!!) and a quick review of the levels of DIR/Floortime and this approach vs. other treatment protocols. Read the summary here: 
May 18, 2018
#339 Tips for Talking To Toddlers with Language Delays
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she shares 5 important tips to use when helping toddlers learn to understand and use language. Read the full summary here.
May 05, 2018
#337 Why Isn't This Working? Reasons Expressive Progress Stalls
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Are you frustrated with a toddler's lack of progress in speech therapy? Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she reviews the reasons a toddler may be stalled. Read the summary here.
Apr 09, 2018
#336 Why Can't My Child Use Phrases? Answering This Common Question
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S, CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she answers this question from an SLP:I feel like I often go through the steps of working on the 11 prelinguistic skills that you talk about in "let's talk about talking."  The kiddos build up a lot of their play skills and start to use signs and eventually get to single words.  Then, I feel like we plateau.  I have one little girl, specifically, who I'm feeling this way with.  She will be 2 in March.  She was a preemie and was getting OT services before she was transferred to my caseload.  She was a late walker and had some low muscle tone, which the OT addressed and continues to work on.  I was offering consultation services and the OT (who is fabulous) and the Mom (who is very good with follow through) worked on her play skills, imitation, social routines, songs, etc.  She has started using signs and single words.  Mom reports that she uses at least 100 single words spontaneously, but she's not yet combining words into two word phrases.  I've heard her use different nouns, verbs and some adjectives so I know she has a varied vocabulary.  But she won't attempt to imitate a two word phrase, yet she readily imitates single words.  Am I expecting too much too fast?  I feel like she has enough of the necessary skills to combine words, but she just isn't doing it yet.  Listen for my explanation and tips! Read the written summary here at my website.
Apr 02, 2018
#335 Oral Alerting Activities (or Not!) for a Toddler With Markers for Apraxia
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she and her guest discuss a common question among pediatric SLPs... should I try oral alerting activities with this kid or not? Read our email conversations and then listen as we "think out loud" for this little guy! Here's the written summary...
Mar 23, 2018
#334 Progress in a Month! Follow up from #329 For a Little Girl Who Runs Away
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she follows up with an SLP from show #329. She's working with a little girl who runs away anytime she or her mom try to join her in play - even when it's something she likes. There have been positive changes in only a month! Listen to see what recommendations from the first show have made the difference! Read the summary here:
Mar 16, 2018
#333 Follow Up Show for a Busy, Busy Little Guy
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she follows up with an SLP from show #325 about how the ideas they discussed on that show worked for him! We also discussed another child who is using around 200 words, but only to label familiar items and other nonfunctional words like shapes, colors, letters, and numbers. What's the next short-term goal for kids like that? How can she move him toward using those words to communicate? Listen to find out!
Mar 07, 2018
#332 First Session Format
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she replies to questions from therapists about what to include in a first meeting with a family. Here are her specific questions...  - Do you do a case history? - Do you do a Rossetti to find their skill level or do you primarily focus on interviewing the parent about your 11 prelinguistic skills? - do you do any hands on assessment with the child or mainly parent report? - Do you try to start therapy in that session so the parent has something to go away with? - how long does your first session usually go for - 45 mins/1 hour/ or longer? Or do you do diagnostic intervention and work it out over 5 - 6 weeks? - Do you always write a report with your assessment results? Listen for my answers!       
Mar 01, 2018
#331 Social Interaction with Peers and Ideas for Groups of Preschoolers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize of teachmetotalk.com as she answers questions from listeners including these:  a mom of a kindergartener who has an autism diagnosis asks how to get her to play with her sister and other children as well as answer questions related to her day.an SLP wants ideas for small groups of 4 preschoolers who are functioning at younger developmental levels.    
Feb 23, 2018
#330 Question Show! Addressing 4 Different Topics
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she addresses a hodge podge of questions including how often to play social games in a session, how much money do you spend out of pocket on clients, and how much time should parents be spending on "speech" at home. I'm also beginning the show with a great email from a mom who explains why she thinks parents may not follow through with recommendations. I hope you'll join me! 
Feb 16, 2018
#329 Ideas for a Toddler Who Runs Away... Even from Things She Likes
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she answers an SLP's questions about a little client who runs away frequently whenever she and mom try to join her for play. Here's her question... I am currently seeing a 23-month-old girl who doesn't have a diagnosis. She is starting to vocalize purposefully. She does make some playful noises like sh, panting like a dog and eating and drinking sounds when feeding her babies. According to mom, she will inconsistently follow directions. Mom has been working on body parts, specifically her belly. As of now, she is not pointing to her belly. She was pointing to her eyes, but now she is not. Mom has been using physical assistance to help her point which she does not like at all!! She is beginning to imitate play routines like... feeding her babies. She is receiving therapy from a special instructor for play. I completed your 11 skills checklist with mom and this little girl needs work on play, receptive language, imitation, attention, joint attention and turn taking. The biggest need that I see is her attention. I am constantly redirecting her attention back to activities. Even if she begins an activity and I join in to lengthen it, she is off to something else. Using physical assistance sometimes helps her to stay with an activity longer. She even runs away from activities that she seems to love like peek a boo. She smiles and laughs when we play, but she runs away as soon as I give her an inch!! Interestingly enough, when mom is with her, her attention is better. However, when mom or I join in her play, it’s almost like her job is done and she shuts off. Mom shrugs this off as her being stubborn. I don’t think stubborness has anything to do with it. Neither do I!     
Feb 09, 2018
#328 Where Do I Start with a Kid Who Doesn't Say Many Words?
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she answers this mom's question:  I know that children find it easiest to say certain sounds first. What are those sounds? For a child who is only saying a few words is it best to try and help them say words formed from certain consonants and vowels? What words do you suggest it is best to first work on with a child who hardly says any words? In this podcast, we're discussing the factors to consider when thinking of vocabulary selection for your work with late talkers!  
Feb 02, 2018
#327 Help! I'm Stuck with These Kinds of Kids!
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses a very common situation SLPs and other therapists find themselves in with toddlers. Read her original question here and listen for my ideas for what I use when this happens!  I work a lot with children under 3 (ASD& late talkers). I keep running into the same problem.  I start with Hanen and parent education regarding same.  Parents generally like the social interaction it can bring. Then I work on imitation skills with toy's or motor movements. I also work on task completion. AFTER this I get stuck. Parents want therapy weekly/ every second week. Kids are often saying a few words, but we seem to be doing the same things going nowhere. During Hanen kids play with same toys often silent despite my efforts (playing own agenda). Kids won't imitate words and parents are frustrated as they have heard their child say the word in the past. Usually lack of motivators and parent reluctance rules out PECS. I would be so grateful for any advice or product recommendations for this dilemma.  I am beginning to lose faith at this stage.  http://teachmetotalk.com/2018/01/24/326-help-im-stuck-kinds-kids/
Jan 24, 2018
#326 Follow Up from Show #322
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP for a follow up show to #322. Six weeks ago, I walked an SLP mom of nonverbal 4.5 year old through the 11 skills toddlers master before words emerge. During that show, we identified some new areas of focus for her to try at home with him. At the end of the show, I asked her if she'd be willing to come back on periodically to talk about his progress. Today is the first follow up to that show. Listen as we update his progress and determine where to go from here. Even though you're listening to child-specific details, you can take this information and apply it to your own situation. If you're a therapist, this is how you follow up with parents with how things are going at home - especially if you're using a consultative model and aren't doing lots of direct treatment. I've never met this family in person so you should be able to get even better results if you're actually SEEING a child and parents! If you're a parent, listen carefully to the questions I'm asking this mother and answer them for yourself. Then apply the same concepts - even if your circumstances are a little different.
Jan 14, 2018
#325 Ideas for an SLP to Help a BUSY Toddler
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she talks with an SLP about problem-solving ideas for a toddler on her caseload with red flags for autism who is super busy. He's imitating actions now, but no signs or sounds. What are things she can try in sessions and to teach his family to move communication skills forward? Read the full summary here.
Jan 04, 2018
#324 Tie Prelinguistic Skills to Language Development for Late Talkers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she talks about teaching parents the importance of language skills that lead to talking and communicating. This information is from the therapy manual Let's Talk About Talking.
Dec 29, 2017
#323 Help Late Talkers Learn to Initiate
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com for a continuation of the last show #322. My guest on that show is a mom whose child is nonverbal with a significant language delay. We walked through the checklist from Let's Talk About Talking and identified areas he needs to strengthen. One of the main things we kept coming back to was his lack of initiation - so this tells us this is a key skill he's missing that could unlock lots of other skills. Listen in as I provide some ideas to get her started working on this important area. 
Dec 11, 2017
#322 Walking Through the 11 Skills Toddlers Master Before Words Emerge
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses late talking toddlers. Today's show is a real opportunity for SLPs and other therapists to listen as Laura guides a mom with a toddler who has significant speech-language delays using the treatment model from Let's Talk About Talking to discuss the 11 Skills Toddlers Master Before Words Emerge. Learn how to use the checklist with a mom to determine treatment priorities and make initial recommendations. Read more about this show and the treatment tool Let's Talk About Talking at teachmetotalk.com. 
Dec 02, 2017
#321 How Can I Increase A Child's Ability to Initiate? Choose Your Prompts!
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses ways to increase the likelihood that a child will initiate and communicate. Read the post at: http://teachmetotalk.com/2017/11/24/321-can-increase-childs-ability-initiate-choose-prompts/
Nov 24, 2017
#320 Dealing with Avoidance and Escape During Therapy Sessions
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses late talkers! In this podcast, we'll discusses a common problem therapists face... little friends who try to run away when you're supposed to be teaching them something!! I'll be talking with a therapist who is currently facing this situation with one of her clients. Listen in as we walk through the problem solving process!
Sep 07, 2017
#319 Games for the Car for Late Talking Toddlers
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Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S, CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she shares great ideas for working with late talking toddlers while you're riding in the car. Read the post here or cut and paste into your browser: http://teachmetotalk.com/2017/09/01/319-games-car-late-talking-toddlers/  
Sep 01, 2017
#318 Speech Intelligibility Part 3
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S.,  CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she explains 4 speech and articulation disorders in children - speech delay, dysarthria, apraxia, and phonological disorder. We'll discuss tips for correctly identifying each one and recommendations for initial treatment plans for toddlers for each diagnoses. 
Aug 19, 2017
#317 Speech Intelligibility in Toddlers Part 2
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses the treatment hierarchy she uses for treating toddlers with unintelligible speech. Read the full summary here:  
Aug 03, 2017
#316 Treating Speech Intelligibility in Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.,S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as we discuss issues related to speech intelligibility in toddlers. Even toddlers who are typically developing can be difficult to understand! Almost every child uses sound substitutions or their own pronunciations. Learn what's normal and what's not. We'll also discuss treatment methods that work best for toddlers. Approaches for targeting speech intelligibility in older children are often developmentally inappropriate for children who are under 3, and even those who are 3 or 4, when there are other developmental delays. Listen to the show for ways to determine when a child is ready to target articulation and more importantly, for a list of first intelligibility targets in toddlers.     Want to hear more? This information is from a section of my course Early Speech-Language Development: Taking Theory to the Floor. CE credit is available for this 12 hour course on DVD.  Right now it's on sale for 20% off when you use the coupon code 20off. This offer is valid July 2017. If you're listening after this date and need a current coupon code, email me at Laura@teachmetotalk.com and I can help!    
Jul 19, 2017
#315 Parent Coaching... You Can Do It!
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com to discuss parent coaching in early intervention and pediatric speech therapy. In today's show, I'm reviewing my parent coaching model. Many therapists get caught up in the trap of wanting to coach parents, but feeling uncomfortable and unnatural if it doesn't go as well as we'd like. Listen to my tips for making this process flow more smoothly for you - and for the families you're seeing!! The best part about this model is that it's EASY to remember & implement. Here are the highlights: Introduce, Do, Review “Introduce” the strategy – Discuss the technique and the rationale before the activity“Do” – Implement the strategy within an activity“Review” – Talk about how it went and plan your tweaks
Jun 29, 2017
#314 How Play Differs Among Toddlers with Typical Developing Skills, Language De
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses the variances in play we see among young children with developmental delays. We'll also spend the last half of the show talking about my 10 favorite ways to play with cars!
Jun 15, 2017
#313 Bilingualism and Language Delay in Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP for a special show about toddlers with language delay who are bilingual. My guest is Becky Green, a trilingual speech-language therapist working in California. She has worked in both early intervention and in preschools with families from different language backgrounds since starting her profession as an SLP. Prior to that, she worked as an elementary educator (fifth grade teacher) and as well as an English teacher in Portugal. She is very passionate about multilingualism. Read the full summary of the show here. 
May 26, 2017
#312 Supporting the Needs of Moms for Mother's Day
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In honor of Mother's Day, join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses ways to support parents of children with special needs. Read the post here.
May 13, 2017
#311 - 7 Characteristics that Differentiate Autism from Other Language Delays
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses 7 behaviors or differences in children with autism that differentiate this diagnosis from other kinds of speech-language delays and disorders in toddlers and preschoolers. This information is evidence-based so you can trust it! Read the full list here. 
May 02, 2017
#310 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems...Echolalia
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she continues the topic of Solutions for Common Problems during play. This week we're discussing echolalia and strategies to keep interaction and play going when a child seems lost in her own words. 
Apr 14, 2017
#309 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Tantrums and Meltdowns in Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses how to handle tantrums and meltdowns in late talking toddlers. Read the full summary here:
Mar 26, 2017
#308 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems - Part 6 - Transitions
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses issues with late talking toddlers and preschoolers. In this week's podcast, we're continuing the series This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems. This is part 6 in this series. Background...Sometimes, despite our best efforts, young children with language delays don’t seem to want to play with us. This situation might look like a “behavior” problem, meaning that the child is purposefully choosing  not to play with  you. That’s not always the case. On this series of shows, I hope I can help you look at these problems from another perspective. In this episode, we're tackling the following problems:    DIFFICULTY WITH TRANSITIONS Read the full post here.
Mar 17, 2017
#307 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems - Part 5
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses issues with late talking toddlers and preschoolers. In this week's podcast, we're continuing the series This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems. This is part 5 in this series. Background...Sometimes, despite our best efforts, young children with language delays don’t seem to want to play with us. This situation might look like a “behavior” problem, meaning that the child is purposefully choosing  not to play with  you. That’s not always the case. On this series of shows, I hope I can help you look at these problems from another perspective. In this episode, we're tackling the following problems:  SHORT ATTENTION SPAN, AGGRESSION Read the full post here.  
Mar 11, 2017
#306 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems...Part 4
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as we're continuing the series This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems. This is part 4 in this series. Background: Sometimes, despite our best efforts, young children with language delays don’t seem to want to play with us. This situation might look like a “behavior” problem, meaning that the child is purposefully choosing  not to play with  you. That’s not always the case. On this series of shows, I hope I can help you look at these problems from another perspective. In this show we're discussing the following problems: Uses an Adult's Hand to Operate Toys (or sign) Odd, Repetitive, or Self-Stimulatory Behaviors Throwing Toys Habitually instead of Playing  A Kid Who is in Constant Motion
Feb 24, 2017
#305 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems...Part 3
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she continues part 3 of the series This Kid Doesn't Play... Solutions for Common Problems. In today's show we'll be talking about why kids exhibit the following problems and solutions to try: Prefers TV/Videos/Games to People and Toys Sensitive to Touch Uses Parent's Hand to Operate a Toy Odd or Repetitive Behaviors You can find a written and expanded version of these ideas in my book Teach Me To Play WITH You.
Feb 16, 2017
#304 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses solutions for common problems noted in play with young children who have language delays. 
Jan 19, 2017
#303 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she provides ideas for handling the most common problems we see during play with toddlers and preschoolers with language delays. Many of these problems stem from sensory processing differences. We'll talk about a few of those and then quickly move on to solutions that work!
Jan 13, 2017
#302 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers...Early Art Activities
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses early art activities that are WINNERS for toddlers. Read the full summary here at teachmetotalk.com
Dec 14, 2016
#301 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers-Part 7-Moving Pretend Play Along
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she continues the series Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers. In this episode, she explains how pretend play develops in toddlers and what to try when that's not happening. Read the written summary here. 
Dec 01, 2016
#300 Selecting Therapy Activities Part 6 Pretend Play
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she continues the series Selecting Therapy Activities for toddlers and preschoolers with language delays. When we match our activities to a child's developmental level and strengths, and strongly consider his likes and even dislikes, we maximize that child's participation and motivation, two very important components of an effective therapy program. In today's show I'm outlining the 4 steps I use to introduce early pretend play to toddlers.  See the written post at teachmetotalk.com for the links to toys on Amazon so you can stock up and get ready to play! 
Nov 19, 2016
#299 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers Part 5
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses using sensory activities with toddlers and preschoolers who are late talkers. Listen for specific therapy ideas as well as how to use those toys to promote language. See the written post here. 
Nov 11, 2016
#298 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers Part 4 - Vocabulary Building Toys
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she continues the series Selecting Therapy Activities for toddlers and preschoolers with language delays. When we match our activities to a child's developmental level and strengths, and strongly consider his likes and even dislikes, we maximize that child's participation and motivation, two very important components of an effective therapy program. In this show we're discussing how to target receptive and expressive language goals with toys. See the written post at teachmetotalk.com for the links to toys on Amazon so you can stock up and get ready to play!  VOCABULARY BUILDING ACTIVITIES The next category of play is vocabulary building activities. These activities require more attention and are great for targeting both receptive and expressive language. Kids are ready to bump up to this kind of play when they understand how toys work and can stay with you and include you during play for at least 5 to 10 minutes.
Nov 05, 2016
#297 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers Part 3
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses the guidelines for choosing therapy activities for toddlers. Today she's giving specific toy and therapy ideas... you don't want to miss it! See the written summary and links for the toys here.
Oct 21, 2016
#296 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers Part 2
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this week's show. We'll continue with Part 2 of the podcast series I started last week explaining the guidelines I use to select therapy activities for toddlers and preschoolers with language delays. But usually, there's a lot more going on than that... or at least there should be. The activities we use with late talking children can significantly enhance the progress we see. When we match our activities to a child's developmental level and strengths, and strongly consider his likes and even dislikes, we maximize that child's participation and motivation,  two very important components of an effective therapy program. Listen here for the hierarchy of therapy activities that I've found works for very young children with language delays and disorders.
Oct 14, 2016
#295 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses ways to help parents and professionals teach toddlers to understand and use language.  Planning ANYTHING for toddlers can be a challenge! Selecting effective therapy activities is even more tricky! How do you know where to begin, especially when it's hard to hold a child's attention? Over the next few episodes, we'll be talking about guidelines I use for selecting therapy activities for toddlers and preschoolers with language delays. Beyond writing outcomes and setting goals, we need to spend some time thinking about the kinds of tasks that will be effective and engaging for young children. In this show we'll talk about 3 important factors for helping you determine what it is you'll actually do during your time with a child. While it sounds like this is a show primarily for therapists, moms and dads who are committed to working with their own children with delayed language skills can also use these principles! Factors to Consider When Planning Activities: Developmental LevelRegulatory LevelChild's Interests and Preferences If you'd like more information about planning effective therapy sessions, check out Teach Me To Talk: The Therapy Manual. These ideas are outlined in Chapter 10 in that book.        
Oct 07, 2016
#294 Back To School Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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Join pediatric SLP Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com and her guest SLP Monae Maruyama (of Monae's House) who will be sharing her best back to school ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.  
Sep 04, 2016
#293 How To Engage a Busy Toddler's Attention with Books
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses issues related to helping parents and professionals teach toddlers to understand and use language. Nothing can be more challenging than to try to get an active toddler interested in reading! In this show, Laura is speaking with SLP and author Teri Kaminski Peterson, M.S., CCC/SLP for her best tips to engage busy toddlers with books. Read the written summary here: #293  How To Engage a Busy Toddler's Attention with Books
Sep 02, 2016
#292 Using Daily Routines to Teach Late Talking Toddlers Missing Skills
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Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses how to use daily activities to target language skills in toddlers who are late talkers. Once you understand this treatment hierarchy and philosophy, it's easy to adapt any  toy or daily activity to target exactly where a toddler is struggling in the development of his communication skills. You can't always start by trying to teach a child how to talk! Today we're talking about strategies to use during meals and snack time. Listen. Read the full show summary here.
Aug 26, 2016
#291 Using Common Toys to Teach Late Talkers Missing Skills
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Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses how to use a common toy to target language skills in toddlers who are late talkers. Once you understand the treatment hierarchy and philosophy, it's easy to adapt any toy or daily activity to target exactly where a toddler is struggling in the development of his communication skills. You can't always start with teaching him to say first words! Listen for ideas and read the full summary here.
Aug 19, 2016
#290 Wrap Up Show for Podcast Series - 11 Skills Toddlers MUST Use Before Words
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she finishes up the podcast series 11 Skills Toddlers MUST Use Before Words Emerge.  Read the written post on my website here.
Aug 12, 2016
#289 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use BEFORE Words Emerge #11 Takes Turns Talking
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Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she continues to discuss the 11 skills toddlers must use before words emerge. In this show we're talking about turn taking. Read the full summary here:  
Aug 05, 2016
#288 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #10 Initiates Interaction
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses skill #10 in this series - helping a child learn to initiate interaction with others.  See the full summary here.
Jul 29, 2016
#284 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #9 Imitates Others
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Joini pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M. S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she continues our series of the 11 skills a child masters before he begins to talk. On this episode, we'll discuss the importance of imitation and the role imitation plays in teaching a toddler to use words. Guess what?!? Learning to imitate doesn't begin by telling a child, "Say ___." There are several other steps before we hear a word! Listen for how to make sure you're not missing these important prerequisites. 
Jun 25, 2016
#286 - 11 Skills Toddlers Use Before Words Emerge - #8 Vocalizes Purposefully
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com, as she discusses the 11 skills young children use before first words emerge. In this show we're on skill #8 - helping a child learn to become noisy.  
May 13, 2016
#285 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #7 Understands What Words Mean
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses the 11 skills toddlers must master before words emerge. Today we're talking about skill #7 - understanding familiar words. SLPs refer to this skill as receptive language, language comprehension, or auditory (hearing) comprehension. Children must understand words before they begin to use words meaningfully. In this show we're talking about the significant role receptive language plays in developing early communication skills. Listen for tips for working with toddlers to make sure they learn to understand familiar words and complete simple requests. Read the full summary at Laura's website teachmetotalk.com. 
May 05, 2016
#284 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #6 Understands Early Gestures
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Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, of teachmetotalk.com as she continues her series about the 11 skills toddlers achieve before first words emerge. In today's show, Laura discusses the importance of beginning to understand gestures and nonverbal communication as a precursor for developing language skills.  Read the complete summary for the show at Laura's website here: #284 Understands Early Gestures
Apr 29, 2016
#283 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge - #5 How To Teach Early Play
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses how to teach toddlers to play with toys when they don't seem interested or have very few play skills. Read the post for more info at teachmetotalk.com.    
Apr 08, 2016
#282 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge - #5 Develop Early Play Skills
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses skills that toddlers must have before words emerge. In today's show we'll be discussing the 5th skill - developing early play with toys. 
Apr 01, 2016
#281 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge - #4 Joint Attention
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she discussed the 4th skill babies and toddlers use before they begin to talk - joint attention. Joint attention builds on the previous skills we've discussed during the last few weeks in this series. Joint attention means that a child can share or shift his attention between objects or events and people. Listen for an in-depth discussion for how joint attention impacts language development and for strategies to improve this skill in young children. 
Mar 25, 2016
#280 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #3 Develops an Attention Span
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discussed the 11 skills children use before they begin to talk. Today we're talking about skill #3 - develops an attention span. Here's a recap: Read the written summary here: Get the child “warmed up” before he or she can play with us for any length of time. Listen for ideas! Body-on-body contact can also be very calming and regulating. You can hold a child on your lap, but for more active children who may resist this closeness initially, give them a game to accomplish the same goal.  For kids who will play for a minute or two with you and then quickly want to leave, use the “one more” rule.    BEST Advice for Parents for developing an attention span with your child. Keep your little one in close proximity to you all day. Don’t let them stay alone in their rooms or wander around the house, even if it seems like that’s all they want to do. Kids have to be social to talk! That begins by being with other people and learning to like being with other people, most of the time. Take them with you as move to different parts of your home. For some kids, better attention spans really do begin with "unplugging." While we know that some apps and DVDs can be beneficial for children, overuse of technology is associated with teaching "scan and shift" behaviors.
Mar 18, 2016
#279 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #2 Responds to People
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses tips for helping a late talker learn to communicate.  In this fifth show in my series 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use BEFORE Words Emerge, we'll be talking about the second skill: RESPONDS TO PEOPLE I can't overemphasize how important this skill is in helping a child learn to communicate. Here's why... Communicating always involves at least 2 people. When a child doesn't routinely respond and interact when you try to talk to him, play with him, or teach him something, it's highly unlikely he's learning. In my experience, parents first begin to suspect there's a problem with a child's development when he or she seems to ignore other people or avoid contact. Not responding to other people is a core deficit for autism. The good news is...YOU CAN MAKE IT BETTER! Using the simple, straightforward tips in this podcast, you'll help a child learn to notice you and eventually, begin to interact with you. Here's the post at teachmetotalk.com for this show. Need more help? I have a therapy manual designed to teach you how to help a child learn to respond. Here's the link to my book Teach Me To Play WITH You which will give you step-by-step instructions for 50+ different little social games and easy play routines for toddlers who don't consistently respond to other people.  
Feb 26, 2016
#278.11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #1 Responds to Environment
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M. S., CCC-SLP, as she continues her series 11 Skills a Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge. In this episode we're discussing skill #1 - Responds to Things in the Environment. Get ready for specifics! I have activity and toy recommendations as well as how to word goals to be sure you're effectively documenting these developmentally-appropriate strategies for toddlers with significant disabilities.
Feb 15, 2016
#277 Skills a Toddler MUST Use BEFORE Words Emerge.Show 3.Overview Skills 6-11
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she provides a list of the next 6 skills toddlers acquire before they begin to use words to talk. This list may also be a launching point for a conversation with your child's therapist. If you've all been hyperfocused helping a child learn to say new words with no regard for the all of the things that must come first, you may not be addressing the root cause of your child's delay. Again, listen to the show if you'd like more information!
Feb 05, 2016
#276 Skills a Toddler MUST Use BEFORE Words Emerge - Show 2 - Overview
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she provides a list of the first 5 skills toddlers acquire before they begin to use words to talk.   
Jan 29, 2016
#275 Skills a Toddler MUST Use BEFORE Words Emerge - Show 1 of New Series
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she begins a new series of shows to discuss that skills that children must acquire before they learn to talk and use words meaningfully to communicate.  While it is true that "All kids develop differently," there's a general pattern of development that children follow before we begin to hear words - whether kids talk late or on time. In this week's show, we'll begin this series with a brief overview of what happens when a child uses a word and then spend a good portion of the show looking at what's normal regarding vocabulary size from 12 months to 48 months.  Additionally, we'll review a few red flags that let us know a child is at risk for more than late talking. For a written summary of today's show, read the post below at Laura's website teachmetotalk.com: #275 Show Summary  
Jan 22, 2016
#274 Help Preschoolers with Autism Target Specific Receptive & Expressive Goals
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she gives a mom guidance and ideas for working on improving her vocabulary. Mom's questions are below. Since this mom has previously purchased Teach Me To Talk: The Therapy Manual, we'll be elaborating on ideas from the book and giving her specific page numbers for directions. If you have a child who is at the 18 month to 24 month language level but is having a hard time learning to use phrases and seems to say more words than he/she really understands, then this show is for you! 
Nov 22, 2015
#273 Mom's Questions
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Join pediatric SLP, Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, of teachmetotalk.com as she answers a mom's questions about her 27 month old with autism. 
Nov 01, 2015
#272 Treatment Ideas for a Toddler Who Doesn't Play with Toys (Part 2)
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses ideas for a 3 year old client with autism who does not play with toys. In the last show # #271, we discussed factors that contributed to and created this issue. We began to talk about the treatment strategies we used to help him move toward playing with toys and more importantly, tie those activities to our long term goal for him, which is to communicate. In this week's show I'll finish up by talking about the steps we implemented to target play with toys, as well as his other needs. Read the written summary here:  
Oct 25, 2015
#271 Ideas to Try When a Toddler HATES Toys
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses ideas for a 3 year old client with autism who does not play with toys. We'll discuss the factors that contribute to and created this issue and the treatment strategies we've used to help him move toward playing with toys and more importantly, tie those activities to our long term goal for him, which is to communicate.  When I first started talking with his parents about play, their conclusion was: He doesn't like toys. That may be true, but it's not the REAL reason he's not playing. The truth is, he doesn't know how to play with toys. When any of us don't know how to do something, the likelihood that we will actually do it declines greatly. In the show, we'll talk about the steps we implemented to target play with toys, as well as his other needs. Read the written summary here: http://teachmetotalk.com/2015/10/18/271-ideas-to-try-when-a-toddler-hates-toys/  
Oct 18, 2015
#270 5 Things You Can Learn About a Toddler with a Wind Up Toy
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she talks about all of the skills you can observe in just a few minutes using a wind up toy. Read the full summary here:
Oct 11, 2015
#269 Ideas for Teaching Early Pronouns to Toddlers with Language Delays
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com for a discussion for ideas for teaching toddlers early pronouns. This is a continuation of show #268. Listen to that one first for background!     
Sep 01, 2015
#268 Tips for Teaching Pronouns to Toddlers with Language Delays/Disorders
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she answers questions from this mom about her daughter's difficulty learning to use the pronouns "I" and "me" to refer to herself when she's talking. We'll discuss how pronoun usage develops in toddlers and why pronouns are so hard for kids with language delays/disorders to master. I"ll also provide some general advice and tips for teaching pronouns in every day routines as well as several successful therapy activities I've used to help parents work on pronouns at home. 
Aug 28, 2015
#266 Tips for Treating Small Groups of Young Children with Autism
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Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com for this week's podcast.  Today's guest is Monae Mayurama, SLP from Las Vegas. She's developed her own interactive books that she uses in small group sessions with preschoolers. I learned about Monae from an SLP I met several years ago while teaching one of my courses in Georgia. She sent me this glowing email about Monae's work: "I started to work in the schools this year and work with an amazing speech therapist Monae. She has taught me so much about working with autistic children, especially in a small group setting.  This has always been a challenge for me, but she has a true gift. She has authored and designed an entire series of interactive  books and uses them so beautifully in small group lessons to target so many language goals. She has an amazing way of including imitation and receptive targets in her group sessions. I told her about the work that you do... I also thought she would be an AMAZING guest on your podcast to explain how she is able to target language goals in a group setting and how she is able to work with children on so many levels at once since this is an area of difficulty for many of us."  I'm excited to hear Monae's strategies and I know you will be too!  Here's the post at teachmetotalk.com with more information about her books and favorite songs:   http://teachmetotalk.com/2015/08/17/266-treating-small-groups-of-young-children-with-autism/    
Aug 17, 2015
#265 Ideas for Helping a Toddler Produce More Consonant Sounds
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Ideas for Helping a Toddler Produce More Consonant Sounds Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she talks with an SLP about one of her most challenging clients who produces only 3 approximations for consonant sounds: /m/ in Mama, /w/ in wow, and a pharyngeal approximation that sounds more like a gag. What would you recommend she try? Join us to see if our ideas match!
Jul 15, 2015
#264 Treatment Ideas for Minimally Verbal 3 Year Old with Autism
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she continues to talk with Laura from show #262 about her twin girls with autism. We discuss apraxia, dysarthria, and characteristics of autism as she asks her remaining questions. If you're a mom, you'll certainly identify with her as she shares what she struggles with parenting two children with two very different needs. As a therapist, you'll appreciate her honesty and gain new insights in to what parents feel and want to know as they're learning to work with their children at home. 
Jun 25, 2015
#263 My Top 10 Activities for First Sessions with Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses her top 10 toys for first speech therapy sessions with toddlers. You can use these ideas for clinical settings, home visits, and even sessions when you're implementing a coaching model since most of these activities are with famliar toys or versions of toys most families already own.  For a complete listing of the toys, including links so you can SEE them, check out the post "First Sessions" Toy List. 
Jun 11, 2015
#262 "Will She Ever Talk?" Conversation with a mom about her twins
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she speaks with a mom with questions about her twin girls with autism. This mom shared her story from having no concerns about her girls, to wondering if something was wrong, to being defensive in hearing the doctor suggest autism, to searching for other answers to explain the delays, to hearing a final diagnosis. Her girls, fraternal twins, also have very different strengths and weaknesses, but have both been diagnosed with ASD, and this mom talks about coming to grips with that. We also discussed one of her twins' new diagnosis of "dyspraxia" from the OT, what that means for speech, and for what I recommended she do next for her to address her needs at home. It's a fantastic episode for parents who are grappling with an autism diagnosis and for therapists to help them understand EXACTLY what a parent experiences during this process.  This great mom originally emailed me months ago asking the question, "Will she ever talk?" You can read the beginnings of this dialogue here and join us today for her other questions.  Will She Ever Talk?  
Jun 04, 2015
#261 When No One Diagnosis Fits... How to Treat Toddlers Without a Diagnosis
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she answers a mother's questions about her little boy who is a "mystery" to his evaluators. Will NOT having a firm diagnosis negatively affect treatment outcomes? Can we select a treatment approach without a diagnosis? Listen in as we discuss her questions. Here's the link where the original question was posted so you can read my written response to her. The question was from May 20 from "Mom."  Have a Question? I'm Here to Help!
May 21, 2015
#260 Should I Focus on Artic or Not with my 3 year old with Autism? A Mom Calls
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she talks with a mom about prioritizing her 3 year old son's treatment plan. Here's part of her original question... Hi Laura. I have a 3 year old diagnosed with autism and is suspected to have apraxia. He doesn’t have much of a problem in the receptive language department, as he understands the majority of what is being asked of him. When he communicates, he usually uses some gestures or words/approximations. He has a little over 50 different words/approximations...but he has yet to say the majority of them accurately. He will verbally communicate what he wants on his own by pointing and naming objects, saying “opo” when he wants something open or “uhpah” for up if he wants to be held or get something out of reach. He does like to label objects, but knows their functions. For example, if he sees a crayon, he will point and say “cay” and if I ask what we do with crayon, he will say “dah” for draw. He will often say the first two letter sounds of words that are usually CV and VC. (ba – ball; pehpeh – pretzel; opo – open; ow – out). He also often deletes the final consonant....I replied to her questions down the thread in this post: Have A Question? I'm Here to Help! But today I'm giving her an "on air" consult, especially with models of how to do backward chaining with a toddler. Don't miss it!     
May 13, 2015
#259 Understanding the Chart from Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers Book
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#259 Understanding the Chart from Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers Book Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses issues related to toddlers with speech-language delays. Here's a question I receive at least weekly from a mom or an SLP: "Dear Laura.... I've purchased your Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers book and am using it with a few of my kiddos. I've skimmed the entire book and  am having success with some of my harder clients that weren't making any progress before, but I don't understand when to progress a child to the next level. How long do I work on skills in one level before moving on? Can you point me to your specific criteria for each level in your book? I also think it would be helpful to list that information on your chart."  I wish it were that simple!! In this week's show, we'll discuss how I use "the chart" diagnostically with toddlers with expressive language delays and how to use the information to plan therapy goals and activities for sessions. Get the book Building Verbal Imitation Skills in Toddlers If you're a pediatric therapist, take the CE course Steps to Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers!  
Apr 24, 2015
#258 Helping a Toddler Become More Vocal
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S, CCC-SLP for a rare opportunity as she talks with a mom and the SLP working with her 2 1/2 year old who is yet talking.  This child has had a complex history due to a rare genetic mutation, BUT his mom has devoted herself to helping him learn to communicate. Listen to this great show, not only for ideas you can try with your own late talker, but for inspiration! Mom and SLP both are using ideas from my books Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers and Teach Me To Talk: The Therapy Manual during speech therapy and at home. Check it out for yourself to get recommendations for strategies that WORK to address both expressive and receptive language goals for toddlers.
Apr 17, 2015
#257 Help! My Son Will NOT Sign... A Familiar Question from a Frustrated Mom
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers the following question from a frustrated mom: “Hi Laura. Your videos and books have been a great help for our son. I have a question about sign language. We have been working with my son on signing for about 4 months and progress has been slow. He understands some signs but will not do them by himself. When I say a word and show him the sign he holds his hands out for me to do the sign with his hands. He will not do a sign without my help. He will even push my hands together for more and then hold his hands out but will not push his own hands together. Hoping you might have a suggestion for this. My son is 2 1/2 and is Autistic. He does not use any words yet. Thanks.” I have 5 or 6 different reasons he's not signing yet and then even more options for her. Listen for my advice! Read the written version of this question and reply.    
Apr 09, 2015
#256 New Siblings and Late Talking Toddlers... Oh My!
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers a mom's question about her late talking toddler since the arrival of a new baby... "I hope you can help me! We bought your dvd for our daughter who will be 3 in April. Before our second daughter was born (in August), she would name everything we pointed to. She would tell us the color of things animal sounds, etc. Since the new baby, she refuses to answer these questions. We know she knows them because she will be in the room alone and say "What's this? A horse! Nay!" And occasionally she will answer them for us. But hardly ever. She also prefers to say "Thirsty" instead of "I am thirsty." which she CAN say. Same thing for "I want...." She prefers to say "Muffins" instead of "I want muffins" but she occasionally says the whole thing. When we ask her to say it, she gets upset. A while ago, she would scream "THIRSTY - AHHHH!" and we would try to get her to not scream. She stopped saying it altogether, so we are trying to avoid that again. Can you help us? Our insurance does not cover speech therapy and the person who came to us with early intervention didn't believe she could speak at all. We are trying just to repeat what we want her to say but give her what she wants but we're getting nowhere. Same thing with the labeling questions. We followed your DVD and she follows everything perfectly, it's just these other things. Thanks so much for your time!" Tune in for my ideas! It may not be what you think!!   
Mar 19, 2015
#255 Goal Writing, Fatigue during Therapy, The Power of Distraction and more!
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In this episode pediatric Laura Mize, M.S, CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com answers a variety of questions from SLPs and parents. We'll talk about how I write goals for toddlers and young preschoolers for speech therapy, what it means when a toddler is fatigued during therapy (it may not be what you think!), and why DISTRACTION is one of the most powerful tools you can use when working with our little friends. If we have time, we'll even tackle a mom's questions about handling her toddler's language regression since the arrival of a new baby. All that and maybe even a little more on this week's show!! 
Mar 11, 2015
#254 Cute Ideas for Valentine's Day for Toddlers in Speech Therapy Sessions
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I love Valentine's Day, don't you?? Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses cute ideas to use during therapy with toddlers for Valentine's Day. All ideas are listed here in this post. In the post you'll also find links to FREE Therapy Tip of the Week videos with even more ideas! Hope you enjoy these ideas with your little sweethearts!   
Feb 09, 2015
#253 Answering Questions about The Onset of Autism and Jargon in Late Talkers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she answers questions from 2 different therapists today. A developmental therapist writes of witnessing the onset of autism in a little client she's working with and how difficult it's been to watch him decline. She needs ideas for how to proceed with treatment since he's been formally diagnosed. The second question is from an SLP who is working with a set of spunky twins who are using lots of jargon. We'll talk about the various reasons kids use jargon and more importantly, provide some specific recommendations and strategies for therapy and for their parents. I hope you'll join me! 
Feb 06, 2015
#252 Ideas for Toddlers Who Don't Sit Still for Speech Therapy
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she provides ideas for a mom who complained that her child can't sit still to work with her on developing language and has difficulty maintaining attention during therapy sessions.  From Laura... Here's the truth... MANY late talking toddlers can't (not WON'T) sit still. We'll BRIEFLY talk about why that is and then move on to ideas that WORK for our friends who need to move, move, move. Here's a list of things I do with my busiest little friends: Do what they like!Decrease demands overall so that a child doesn't feel "forced." Participation is your ONLY goal. This can dramatically help!!Don't sit... MOVE! Target language during gross motor movement or outside playground activities such as sliding, jumping on a trampoline, swinging, etc...Try social games where moving is a part of the game - Ring Around the Rosies, Row Row Your Boat, Ride a Little Horsie - verbal routines during those games to target receptive and expressive language.Introduce play that involves moving - improvise a basketball game even without a hoop, bowling, launcher toys, and relay gamesWork on Structured Teaching Tasks - TEACCH methodOver time begin to alternate activities move - sit - move - sitModify a child's space so that movement is less of an option. Beware....belting them into a high chair is usually NOT a good option! Don't try strategies for older children like "if/then." Many times our little friend DON'T understand that promise.Reinforce sitting.  
Jan 27, 2015
#251 Vocabulary Development for Toddlers who Seem "Stuck"
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers similar questions from an SLP Assistant and from a mom about helping verbal toddlers expand vocabulary when they appear to be "stuck." Laura will discuss how she approaches children in this situation, the steps she uses to uncover why a child isn't making much progress, and then provides suggestions for moving forward in each scenario. 
Dec 23, 2014
#250 How to Teach a Toddler to Match
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers this mom's question: "hi laura, i m mum doing speech therapy, kind of stuck teaching matching objects receptively that is written in ur teach me to talk the therapy manual in which u hav given details abt matching object to object, object to picture and picture to picture but how it is done in a structured way. i m having difficulty that how it is done easily with animals or any other object. thanks plz guide me. can u plz write the way to do it." I just love to help moms like this!!  In this show I'll outline the process I use during speech therapy for helping a toddler learn to match.  I hope you'll join me!!     
Dec 04, 2014
#249 Stuck in a Rut? How To Get Out and Move On... for SLPs and Other Therapists
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.,S., CCC-SLP from www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses 6 ways to pull yourself out of your professional rut. While this advice is specifically for speech-language pathologists and other professionals who work in pediatrics or early intervention, the recommendations are good for helping anyone, anytime they feel stuck. 
Nov 26, 2014
#248 What Works To Help Toddlers Learn to Talk... Part 2!
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In this week’s teachmetotalk podcast I'm continuing my series on what works to help toddlers learn to talk. Join me, pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, founder of teachmetotalk.com, as I highlight strategies that are highly effective in helping late talking toddlers begin to communicate. Let’s get back to the basics of talking about what really, really works! In some ways, it’s much simpler than you think! Here's the post I referenced for this show: What Works... Strategies to Help Toddlers Learn to Talk Products I recommended: Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers Teach Me To Talk the DVD Steps to Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers on DVD
Nov 17, 2014
#247 What REALLY, REALLY Works to Help Late Talking Toddlers...A Reset for Fall
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, founder of teachmetotalk.com, and she highlights strategies that are highly effective in helping late talking toddlers begin to communicate. In some ways, it's much simpler than you think! The post this show is based on is here: What Works...Strategies that Help Toddlers Learn to Talk  To find out more about the products Laura mentioned in this show, click here. 
Aug 21, 2014
#246 Can't vs. Won't
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, founder of www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers this question from an SLP: "I read all your materials and I am very familiar with your approach to therapy . I have a question with 1 child. He is 2 years old and understands everything but is not speaking. He is not apraxia and nothing major is going on. I've tried all your techniques especially verbal routines. Does it come to a point when it's personality based child doesn't feel need to talk or is babied by parents and doesn't want to talk?" Do you already know what I'm going to say? If you're a long time listener, probably so! Here's the article I referenced in the show:  Can't vs. Won't  
Aug 07, 2014
#245 Back to the Drawing Board... What To Try When Nothing Else is Working
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP founder of www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses the process she uses when a there's little to no positive change in speech therapy with a toddler. Click here for the written summary for these guidelines. For more ideas for helping toddlers learn to talk, check out Laura's complete product line for parents and professionals at teachmetotalk.com!
Jul 28, 2014
#244 Gently Redirecting Parents and Treatment Ideas for a Difficult Toddler
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, founder of www.teachmetotalk.com as she talks with an SLP who is having difficulty talking with a child's parents about the extent of his issues and more importantly, providing treatment ideas that WILL work for this overly frustrated 2 year old!
Jul 22, 2014
#233 Treatment Ideas for Toddler with Down Syndrome & Toddlers with 'Pop Outs'
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers an SLP's questions about treatment with 2 of her little clients. We'll be looking at the diagnostic differences between apraxia and dysarthria and the treatment differences she should consider for this little one with Down syndrome who is signing but has a very limited spoken vocabulary. The second client is a 3 yo little boy with severe expressive/receptive delays who is using some phrases at times. The SLP is considering a diagnosis of selective mutism, but we'll explore other possibilities. It's going to be a great show with lots of practical tips for differential diagnosis in addition to treatment ideas!
Jul 15, 2014
#232 10 Reasons I Still Teach the Sign for "More" First
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP and founder of www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses information for treating toddlers with speech-language delays/disorders for both parents and professionals. In today's show Laura presents the 10 reasons she still begins teaching sign language to toddlers with the sign "more." Some professionals advise beginning with very specfic signs and avoiding signs that can be overgeneralized, but Laura disagrees and will give you 10 reasons why!
Jul 08, 2014
#231 Be the Toy... Part 4... Taking the Next Step and Moving to Simple Toys
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP founder of www.teachmetotalk.com as she finishes her Be the Toy Series! In this final installment we'll discuss when to know you can begin introducing very simple toys in play with toddlers, signs that tell you to delay toys for a little longer, and then give ideas for what that play looks like in toddlers with difficulty engaging with you.
Jun 02, 2014
#230 NEW Offers for Parents and SLPs - One from someone else and one from me!!
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Join pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., from www.teachmetotalk.com as she tells you about 2 special new offers for parents of toddlers with speech-language delays and SLPs. The first resource is from SLP Katie Yeh at Playingwithwords365.com who will be here to tell us all about it. The other is from Laura - a brand new FREE eBook for parents available tomorrow at teachmetotalk.com. The eBook will be a fabulous parent education tool for SLPs and we'll talk about all of those ways to use the book with famlies on the last half of today's show. ALSO conference dates for TEXAS will be announced.
May 05, 2014
#229 BE THE TOY... Just how does that look? More tips!
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP founder of www.teachmetotalk.com as she continues to discuss how to engage toddlers who are difficult to play with for a variety of reasons. In the past 2 shows, we've discussed the reasons WHY young children may have difficulty engaging consistently with another person. We've also discussed the go-to games I use for toddlers. Now we'll go in depth to HOW that looks and talk about that next little step for learning to engage those kinds of toddlers. 
Apr 21, 2014
#228 Be the Toy Part 2
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., founder of www.teachmetotalk.com as she continues discussing the topic from show #227 - Ideas for toddlers who crave physical contact. During the show Laura used the phrase "Be the Toy" and it's a better title for this topic! So many times WE need to be the toy for these kinds of kids instead of using traditional toys. In Part 2 of this series, we'll discuss some emails from SLPs who reported working with similar children, discuss a little more of the sensory component (and all of the hoop-la around using sensory strategies in the first place!), and more importantly provide specific ideas for other things you can try with these kinds of toddlers. Listen in! ! It's going to be a fun show! 
Apr 03, 2014
#227 Ideas for Toddlers Who Crave Physical Contact or The Toy Bag
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers an SLP's questions about children who excessively crave physical contact or who are so obsessed with emptying the Toy Bag that nothing else gets accomplished. If you're a long-time listener of this show, you may be surprised at Laura's answers...
Mar 25, 2014
5 Reasons to Include Simple Homemade Activities for Toddlers in Therapy
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses how simple homemade activities can be used with toddlers to teach important developmental milestones. Laura will outline the 5 reasons these activities work and share how she uses these activities in therapy and more importantly, how she teaches parents to use these activities at home.
Mar 20, 2014
#225 Using a Cycles Approach to Treat Phonological Disorders in Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses treating speech intelligibility issues in toddlers with SLP Dawn Moore, author of www.expressionsspeech.com. Dawn teaches a course in using the Cycles Approach to improve phonological (speech sound) errors in young children. This speech therapy treatment approach is frequently used for preschoolers, but Dawn is going to talk about how she modifies these techniques for toddlers.
Mar 06, 2014
#224 Extending a Toddler's Attention Span
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses ways to increase a busy toddler's attention span. We'll start off by talking about what's "normal" and here's a teaser - it's probably shorter than you think! Next we'll discuss practical ways to target this important skill during therapy sessions and at home during play.
Feb 17, 2014
#223 Discussing a Toddler's Strengths in Reports and during Therapy Visits
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Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com, as she discusses the importance of noting a toddler's strengths. Although parents bring a child to therapy to find out what's "wrong," we never need to miss an opportunity to point out all that’s “right,” particularly when a child has a significant history or background. In this show Laura provides ideas for uncovering strengths, examples of including this information in written reports, and how/why we should absolutely discuss these things with parents.
Feb 10, 2014
#222 Running Effective Groups for Toddlers
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Join Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP pediatric speech-language pathologist as she answers a listener's questions about running small groups for toddlers with communication delays/disorders. We'll discuss EVERYTHING from developing your own philosophy to designing treatment plans to setting goals to specific ideas to make these groups effective and FUN! 
Jan 27, 2014
When a Toddler Talks at Home, But NOT in Therapy Sessions
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UGH... don't you hate it when a child doesn't say a word in therapy, yet his parents report, "He talks all the time at home." Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist of www.teachmetotalk.com, as she discusses 9 or 10 different reasons this may happen and provides potential solutions for this frustrating situation. 
Jan 13, 2014
220 Ideas for Kids Who Don't Like Toys - Part 2
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from www.teachmetotalk.com as she continues to discuss ideas for toddlers who don't like playing with toys. This is Part 2 of this series, continued from show # 217. 
Dec 16, 2013
#219 Toy Rotation
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com as she talks about TOY ROTATION with Kim Row, SLP from thelittlestories.com. 
Dec 13, 2013
#218 Communication Issues in International Adoption
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Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize of www.teachmetotalk.com as she discusses issues related to international adoption with Tatyana Elleseff, SLP from www.smartspeechtherapy.com. 
Dec 03, 2013
Play Ideas for Kids Who Don't Like Toys
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist from www.teachmetotalk.com, as she provides lots of ideas for using common every day objects to target language in therapy sessions or just for having fun at home! I hope you'll join us!
Nov 25, 2013
#216 A Review of Syndromes
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist from www.teachmetotalk.com, as she discusses acquired and genetic syndromes which will likely cause communication disorders. Special Guest Tatyana Elleseff, SLP from  www.smartspeechtherapy.com will provide a summary of many common syndromes she's reviewed on her blog the last few months. If it's been a while since grad school, listen in for a quick refresher!      
Nov 19, 2013
#215 Using Signs and Songs to Facilitate Language
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist from www.teachmetotalk.com as she talks with Wee Hands founder Sara Bingham about using sign language and singing to facilitate language development in toddlers.
Nov 04, 2013
#214 Fall Therapy Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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On this podcast pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from www.teachmetotalk.com will discuss CUTE therapy ideas for fall for toddlers and young preschoolers.
Oct 28, 2013
#213 Parenting a Late Talker from an SLP Mom
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, from teachmetotalk.com as she talks with Katie Yeh, SLP from playingwithwords365.com. Katie is in a unique position as a speech-language pathologist and the parent of a late talker. She'll share her perspective and give advice for other parents of late talkers.
Oct 21, 2013
#212 Setting Up Autism Preschool Classrooms
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist from www.teachmetotalk.com as she interviews Shareka Bentham, SLP, who recently set up and ran a week-long intervention program for preschoolers with autism. We'll discuss what worked, what she will do differently next time, and all of the other lessons she learned from her project! Join us for a great show!! 
Oct 14, 2013
#209 Toddler Aggression: What's Normal & What's Not
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In today's podcast Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist and author of www.teachmetotalk.com will be speaking with Maria Del Duca, speech-language pathologist, from www.communicationstationspeech.com about a great post she wrote on toddler aggression. Guess what... some negativity with others, whether it be peers, siblings, and even parents, is totally expected in this developmental period. We'll be looking at what's considered "normal" and we'll also discuss the red flags that tell us a toddler's behaviors are outside the realm of what's expected. We'll also discuss tips for handling aggressive behaviors for parents and for therapist. I hope you'll join us!!
Oct 07, 2013
#208 Making Books Better Part 3
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist from www.teachmetotalk.com as she finishes the 3 part series Making Books Better for toddlers with speech-language delays. On today's show we'll discuss ways to facilitate early vocalizations for toddlers with expressive delays. Darcy Clayton, SLP and author of the cute book for therapy Making Mouth Sounds All Day Long will be a guest for the first part of the show and then Laura will finish up with the final strategies to complete this series of shows. Other shows in this series were #199 and #201 if you'd like to listen to those!
Sep 30, 2013
#207 Great Toys from Play On Words
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In this week's podcast Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist from www.teachmetotalk.com discusses great toys with Sherry Artemenko, speech-language pathologist, and author of Play On Words. Sherry recognizes exceptional toys, games and books that encourage language, spark fun and invite creative play with her annual PAL award winners. Tune in for her toy recommendations for toddlers and preschoolers!
Sep 23, 2013
207 Praactical AAC... Get it??
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, from teachmetotalk.com as she interviews special guest Dr. Carole Zangari, speech-language pathologist and AAC expert from praccticalaac.org. She'll give us all kinds of tips for using AAC with young children.
Sep 16, 2013
#206 Thoughts and Discussion about ABA with Toddlers
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In this podcast Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, talks with Melinda, an ABA therapist, who emailed Laura with some questions about working with toddlers who might need a less structured approach. THERE'S A PERIOD OF BLACKOUT ABOUT HALF WAY INTO THE SHOW WHEN WE EXPERIENCED TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES AND BOTH CALLERS WERE DISCONNECTED. JUST KEEP LISTENING...IT LASTED ABOUT 30 SECONDS OR SO... WE DID GET TO RESUME THE SHOW! 
Sep 09, 2013
#205 Ideas for Young Toddlers who were Preemies
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com as she talks with a great mom of a young toddler who was a 29 weeker (that's preemie talk, if you're not familiar with that term!) about ideas to help him become verbal when speech therapy is not an option.
Aug 26, 2013
#204 Tips for Starting Preschool
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP, from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kelly Nelson, from Playing is Learning on Facebook, as they discuss tips for parents who are sending toddlers to preschool for the very first time. This is a BONUS show in addition to the regularly scheduled show this week!
Aug 22, 2013
#203 My Toddler Talks with Kimberly Scanlon
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize of teachmetotalk.com as she interviews SLP Kimberly Scanlon, author of the cute book My Toddler Talks. In this show Laura and Kimberly discuss strategies to use at home to promote language development in toddlers.
Aug 19, 2013
#202 Social Media for Professional Development
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and her guest, Heidi Kay from PediaStaff, as they discuss using social media for professional development. Heidi is going to walk us through several avenues she routinely uses as she scours the internet for great resources. If you're a therapist who doesn't routinely use these sites, you're missing a wealth of information! We'll talk about Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram - all from a "work" perspective, as opposed to a personal outlet! I hope you'll join us!   
Aug 12, 2013
#201 Making Books Better Part 2
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com as she completes the show with tips for using books to target speech-language skills with toddlers. This show is a continuation from Show # 199.
Aug 05, 2013
#200 Preintentional Communicators
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses assessment and treatment strategies for preintentional communicators with Dr. Cynthia Cress from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Preintentional communicators are children in the 2 to 9 month developmental range for communication skills. Although these children are not using words yet, we'll talk about what these kids CAN do and how build on those skills during therapy sessions.  
Jul 29, 2013
#199 Making Books Better!
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Our special guest didn't join us as planned, but hopefully that show will be rescheduled. Today pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com discussed specific ways to utilize books with toddlers with language delays who hate books!      
Jul 15, 2013
#198 A Mom's Frustration with Misdiagnosis and Treatment
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Join pediatric speech - language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com as she speaks with a mom who is super frustrated with the misdiagnosis of her young son's communication issues. The take away message for moms is to keep pursuing treatment that makes sense to you in your "mommy gut." The take away message for therapists is to keep therapy fun for toddlers! If a young child isn't enjoying himself and making progress, then it's time to try a new approach! We'll talk about that and more! I hope you'll join us!  
Jul 08, 2013
#198 AAC Devices in Early Intervention
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses using AAC devices with Shareka Bentham, SLP and AAC specialist. Shareka helped me via telephone consult a few weeks ago as I was brainstorming for a little client of mine. The call was filled with so many wonderful therapy ideas that I asked her to do this show to share!  
Jun 17, 2013
#197 Home Visits vs. Office - Tricks for either setting
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com as she talks with Stephanie, a speech pathologist from South Africa! First she'll tell us about her practice and how their system differs from the USA. Then we'll discuss a few issues that seem to come up no matter where we live. #1 - What's the best place for treatment for a very young child - home vs. a clinical setting? We'll discuss the pros/cons of each environment and talk about how to address those situations. #2  - How do you separate receptive language issues from a strong-willed nature in a 19 month old? It's not as easy as it sounds, is it? I hope you'll join us!  
Jun 10, 2013
#196 Apraxia from a mom's point of view
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses apraxia with Leslie Lindsay, RN and author of Speaking of Apraxia: A Parents' Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Leslie will be sharing her own story of realizing her daughter had a speech delay and tips for parents of young children who are late talkers.   
Jun 03, 2013
#195 Advice for Moms with Kids Who Can't Play Alone Yet
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com. On today's show I talk with a working mom who has questions about her little guy with receptive language issues. She needs some ideas to help him learn to play alone when she's getting ready or tending to the new baby. She also has questions about when to move him to a new class at daycare, how best to communicate with his teachers, and how to help him learn to play with his friends rather than biting or hitting. I hope you'll join us!  
May 20, 2013
#194 Speech Treatment Ideas for Toddlers with Motor Delays
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Join Laura Mize, Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, with her guest Lauren Thomas, Physical Therapist, to answer an SLP's questions about developing a speech therapy treatment plan for a toddler with significant motor delays. Many of the play routines an SLP would routinely use may not be applicable and we'll be discussing how to modify treatment strategies to maximize a child's participation in speech therapy sessions.
May 13, 2013
#193 Feeding Problems in Toddlers Picky Eating to Dysphagia
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and her guest SLP Jennifer Hatfield from Therapy and Learning Services. Jennifer is a feeding specialist and will discuss the range of feeding issues we see in toddlers from picky eating to dysphagia, a swallowing disorder. She'll give us successful treatment strategies for both therapists and parents to explore when working with a toddler who isn't eating.
May 06, 2013
#192 Stickers, Sensory Bottles, and Easy Ideas to Engage
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and myei2.com as she discusses issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode Laura is talking with Kelly Nelson, Developmental Interventionist, about the ideas she shared in this week's Therapy Tip of the Week for using stickers. It goes waaaaaaay beyond using them as a reward! We'll also discuss her upcoming Therapy Guide for Sensory Bottles and answer a question from a DI who is working with a child who is hard, hard, hard to engage. I hope you'll join me!
Apr 22, 2013
#191 Jargon Use in Toddlers with Language Delays
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll answer a question from an SLP about a little client who is still using jargon. This will give us an opportunity to discuss jargon, consider what it could mean when we hear a child speak in jargon, and make treatment recomnmendations based on those possible scenarios.
Apr 01, 2013
#190 Follow Up Emails about BIG Topics
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll read follow-up emails from parents and therapists for the "BIG" topics we've covered that have made a real difference for them... so far "meet a child where he/she is developmentally," targeting cognition first, working on social games, and establishing verbal routines. I hope you'll join us!
Mar 18, 2013
#189 To Diagnose or Not To Diagnose Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing a dilemma every SLP who works with toddlers experiences. Is it better to offer parents a "diagnosis" for a very young child or is it better to stick to a very general label like developmental delay or expressive language delay? Hmmmm.... we'll tackle this question with an SLP who recently experienced this situation. We'll discuss both sides of this issue - when/how it's warranted and when you may want to take a step back. As usual, we'll also be offering our own opinions and hope you'll join us!  
Mar 11, 2013
#188 Never Give Up on Speech!
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll discuss 3 recent articles that caught my attention with the following topics: ONE POSITIVE INTERACTION with a professional can change a parent's perspective and sense of empowerment in working with their child, things a mom of a little boy with special needs wishes everyone knew, and lastly, NEVER GIVE UP ON SPEECH! A new study finds that children with autism CAN and DO learn to talk even if they're past the age of 4 or 5. I hope you'll join us for this discussion!  
Mar 04, 2013
#187 Special Challenges during Therapy - Sibs and Grandmas!
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate"  we'll talk about the special challenges during therapy of dealing with siblings and grandmothers! We love, love, love brothers and sisters of our little friends. Everytime we get to work with a grandmother we know that our little client is going to get even more help with learning language. However.... there are sometimes special circumstances that we must address when siblings or grandparents are involved in sessions and we'll talk about those extra tips for successful sessions today!      
Feb 25, 2013
#186 Treating Disregulation in Sessions with Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll talk with an SLP who is treating a child with a history of prenatal drug exposure and a diagnosis of autism who is highly disregulated during sessions. She needs ideas for helping him participate with her during activities rather than screaming and crying. 
Feb 18, 2013
#185 Becoming Noisy - A Step Toward Talking!
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing ideas for helping a toddler make more noise during play. All of the ideas are from my book Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers. Get more information at www.teachmetotalk.com. We hope you'll join us! Laura
Feb 11, 2013
#165 Expressive Language Development in Toddlers - Part II
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development and how build a vocabulary for late talkers who are just beginning to use words.  
Feb 04, 2013
#182 Building Play Skills for Toddlers with Delays
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll talk to a mom who has questions about her son's play skills.
Jan 21, 2013
#181 Auditory Processing; Apps for Older Preschoolers
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" guest SLP Patti Hamaguchi will be joining us to talk about one of her clinical specialties, auditory processing. She'll not only define this diagnosis for us, but she'll talk about what characteristics we may see in younger children, and provide some treatment ideas for therapy sessions and for home. As the founder of "Hamaguchi Apps" Patti will also discuss when apps are useful in treatment (and even when they're not!) I hope you'll join us for a great show!  
Jan 14, 2013
#180 Differentiating Lack of Motivation from Lack of Ability
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll answer a mom's question about her 19 month old. She led with email with this: "How do I differentiate a lack of motivation with a lack of ability?" I hope you'll join us for our answer!
Jan 07, 2013
#179 Year End Recap
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll review our favorite podcast topics from the year, get updates on our 2 favorite podcast callers, and then talk about upcoming topics for 2013.
Dec 17, 2012
#178 NEW Christmas Therapy Guide & Kathryn Gruhn
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing Laura's new Christmas Therapy Guide as well as interviewing Kathryn Gruhn, SLP and author of a great resource for developmental milestones for both parents and professionals My Baby Compass.
Dec 10, 2012
#177 Questions from SLPs at Conferences
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing great questions from SLPs in conferences this fall including: "I have only been able to get a child to sign "more" a few times and she won't do it again. What else should I try?" and "If you're working on primarily social and receptive language skills, how would your session look vs. working on only expressive goals?" and "How can I get parents of kids I see at daycare more involved?" and "I have a child who always sounds sick..." to "Our regs have changed and we can't qualify as many kids anymore. What should we do?" If we finish all of those, I'll tell you which toys therapists asked about from my conference video clips and discuss those. I hope you'll join us!  
Dec 03, 2012
#176 Guest SLP Shereka Bentham to talk about EasySpeak mag
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be talking with SLP Shareka Bentham about her online magazine for SLPs called EasySpeak, her practice in the Barbados, and  SLPChat she hosts on Twitter. I hope you'll join us!
Nov 26, 2012
#175 Teaching Negation, Parts & Whole, Matching, Categories
01:12:00
Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development. We're finishing up this series today with a brief review of teaching negation, identifying parts of an object, matching/sorting, and categories. I hope you'll join us!  
Nov 19, 2012
#174 Teaching Object Functions
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development and how build a vocabulary for late talkers. Before a child can state an object's function, he needs to understand how objects are used. We'll discuss tricks and the sequence for teaching these skills.   
Nov 12, 2012
#173 Teaching Your Young Child to Answer Questions
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development. In this week's episode we'll discuss how to teach a child to begin to answer questions by using forced choice responses and the review method. 
Nov 05, 2012
#172 Learning to Answer Questions - Where, Yes/No, Choices
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development and how a toddler learns to understand and then answer the following question types: where questions, yes/no questions, and make choices. I hope you'll join us!   
Oct 29, 2012
#171 Mom's Questions about Teaching "Stop" and Danger
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be taking a mom's call who has questions about teaching her child with receptive delays to understand "stop" and "danger." We'll give her some ideas for teaching him to understand, but also throw in some "mom" advice too :)
Oct 22, 2012
#170 Learning to Answer and Ask Questions
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development and how build  vocabulary in toddlers. This week we'll discuss how a toddler learns to ask and answer questions - or otherwise participate in back and forth conversation!
Oct 15, 2012
#169 Expressive Language in Toddlers - Answering Questions
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing how a child learns to answer questions. UNDERSTANDING questions is the very first requirement! I hope you'll join us!  
Oct 08, 2012
#168 Expressive Language Development in Toddlers - Part 5
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development and how build a vocabulary for late talkers who are just beginning to use words.In this week's episode we'll be discussing tips for teaching early pronouns and early descriptive words.   
Oct 01, 2012
#167 Expressive Language Development in Toddlers - Part 4
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development and how build a vocabulary for late talkers who are just beginning to use words.  On today's show we'll be discussing ways to introduce location words (or prepositions) and early pronouns.
Sep 24, 2012
#166 Expressive Development - Part 3 - Teaching VERBS
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Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development and how build a vocabulary for late talkers who are just beginning to use words. Today's topic includes teaching verbs or action words! Let's go!!! 
Sep 17, 2012
#165 Expressive Language Development in Toddlers - Part II
01:04:00
Join pediatric speech -language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to communication delays and disorders in toddlers and young preschoolers. In this episode of "Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate" we'll be discussing expressive language development and how build a vocabulary for late talkers who are just beginning to use words.  
Sep 10, 2012
#164 Vocabulary Development in Toddlers with Language Delays
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to toddlers with language delays on Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate. In this episode we'll begin a series on expressive vocabulary development and the background strategies for building vocabulary in late talking toddlers. Often parents wonder... why isn't my child able to answer questions or have a conversation with me? One reason is because the child lacks the vocabulary to be able to respond. (There are other reasons too and we'll briefly discuss those as well!) Tonight we'll be discussing the kinds of words that dominate a new talker's vocabulary and how to elicit those kinds of words during daily routines and in play.
Aug 26, 2012
#164 Therapy in Childcare Settings
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to toddlers with language delays on Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate. In this episode we'll provide ideas for therapists who see children in childcare settings. We'll discuss the "ideal" childcare situations and also provide ideas for making it work when real life creeps in and you'll need to make do with what you have!
Aug 19, 2012
#163 Farm Animals in Therapy for Toddlers - Part 2
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to toddlers with language delays on Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate. In this episode we'll continue last week's topic of using farm animal toys with toddlers with developmental delays. We'll give you some new ideas for working on both receptive and expressive language while building a toddler's play skills, participation, and attention. Hope you'll join us!
Aug 12, 2012
#162 Ideas for Using Farm Animal Play to Teach Language
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to toddlers with language delays on Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate. This show is an extension of Laura's Therapy Tip of the Week video for 8.3.12 with tips of using farm animal play with toddlers with language delays. The video focused on what toys to use and what words to target. The podcast will tell you HOW to do it.
Aug 05, 2012
#161 Meet Kids Where They Are ... Tips for Behavior
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to toddlers with language delays on Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate. In this episode we'll finish up our 3 part series on meeting a kid where he is. Tonight's focus is on BEHAVIOR. We have lots and lots to say about this and hope you'll join us! 
Jul 22, 2012
#160 Meet a kid where he is.... what does that mean? Part 2
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to toddlers with language delays on Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate. This week is part 2 of discussing what it means to meet a kid where he is and work from there. This adjustment can make a big, big difference in progress, in particpation, and in feelling you're doing something besides chasing a kid around for the whole vist. We hope you'll join us for this discussion!
Jul 15, 2012
#159 Meeting Kids Where They Are - What does that mean???
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to toddlers with language delays on Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate. In this episode we'll talk about what this phrase means and apply it to several common scenarios in therapy with developmentally delayed toddlers. Sometimes this adjustment can make a big, big difference in progress, in particpation, and in feelling you're doing something besides chasing a kid around for the whole vist. We hope you'll join us for this discussion!  
Jul 08, 2012
#158 Pros/Cons of Using Flashcards & Pictures for Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss issues related to toddlers with language delays on Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Kate. In this episode we'll answer an SLP's questions about using flashcards & pictures in therapy with toddlers. We'll discuss why we're (mostly) "con," when flashcards & pictures are best, and then give you lots of activities to make them more fun for toddlers if you absolutely must use them! We hope you'll join us!  
Jun 17, 2012
#157 Games for Older Toddlers for Language & Other Skills
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize of teachmetotalk.com and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss therapy strategies for toddlers with developmental delays. This week's show is a continuation of last week's topic - WHAT TO TRY WHEN A KID IS SICK OF YOU AND YOUR STANDARD ROUTINES. We'll be discussing our favorite games for older toddlers. I hope you'll join us for some new ideas!
Jun 10, 2012
#156 NEW Ideas for When a Kid is SICK of You and Your Toys!
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's episode is all about ideas to try when a child is sick of you and all of your standard therapy toys and routines. What should you do then???? Join us for new therapy ideas!
Jun 03, 2012
#155 Links Between Motor, Cogition, and Language Skills
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. We'll be discussing a 2006 study that links 3 specific motor & cognitive skills to stronger language development in toddlers. Join us to find out what those skills are!  
May 27, 2012
#154 Links Between Motor, Cognition and Early Language
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's episode will discuss a 2006 study that found links between early language skills and motor skills such as blowing bubbles and licking lips as well as pretending a block is a car.  
May 20, 2012
#153 Language in Daily Routines - Bath time & Outside Play
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's questions are from a mom who wants some new ideas for engaging her son during bath time and outside play. Because of his sensory issues, she seems to "lose" him during those times. Join us as we give her some new ideas!   
May 13, 2012
#152 Building Verbal Imitation - Part 8 - Words & Phrases
01:12:00
Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. In tonight's show we're finishing up the series on Laura's new book Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers. We're discussing tips to make it easier for a child to learn to imitate words and short phrases.  
Apr 29, 2012
#151 Building Verbal Imitation - Part 7 - Verbal Routines
01:08:00
Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's show is about using Verbal Routines to develop language with toddlers with developmental language delays. This is the 7th show in this series and is based on information from Laura's new book to be released on May 1. For details, visit www.teachmetotalk.com.
Apr 22, 2012
#150 Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers Part 4
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's podcast picks up where we left of with a discussion of the step necessary to move a nonverbal child through the process of learning to imitate. Tonight we'll begin with Level 5: Imitation of Exclamatory Words. This information is from Laura's new book Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers set to be released in May 2012. See www.teachmetotalk.com for more details!   
Apr 15, 2012
#149 Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers Part 3
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss strategies or "In between" steps for helping nonverbal toddlers learn to imitate words and ultimately learn to talk. Part 3 in this series. Information is from Laura's new book Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers.
Mar 18, 2012
#148 Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers - Part 2
01:11:00
Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Today's topic is a continuation of the discussion of teaching toddlers how to imitate. In last week's show, Laura and Kate discussed the first two levels. Join us for this invaluable information for parents and professionals who work with late talkers.
Mar 11, 2012
#147 Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers
01:09:00
Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss the 8 stages for building verbal imitation skills in late talkers. This information is from Laura's book set to be released later this month. For more information see www.teachmetotalk.com.  
Mar 04, 2012
#146 Therapy Session Outlines - Part Two
01:05:00
Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's show is a continuation of last week's podcast #145 with ways to plan and implement speech and developmental therapy sessions for toddlers with developmental delays.
Feb 26, 2012
#145 Therapy Session Outlines for Birth to 3 Therapists
01:18:00
Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's question is from an SLP who asked Kate and me how a typical session looks for our very young clients. We'll be discussing how we plan and implement therapy sessions for very young children with communication and developmental delays.
Feb 19, 2012
#144 Eye Contact, The Wrong Screentime, Valentine's Day
01:05:00
Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. On tonight's show we're discussing several different topics and articles I've posted on my website at www.teachmetotalk.com related to eye contact in young children on the spectrum, the dangers of the wrong kind of screen time for ALL young children but especially those with family histories of ADD/ADHD, and CUTE therapy recommendations for Valentine's Day from my recent Therapy Tip of the Week Videos - not necessarily in that order :)  
Feb 12, 2012
#143 Why Tunnel Vision is (Mostly) Okay for Therapists
01:14:00
Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. This was last week's intended topic, but we had a caller (which was wonderful!), and we didn't get to discuss this idea. This is #5 in my article for New Years Resolutions for therapists. Read the whole article here: http://teachmetotalk.com/2012/01/03/resolutions-for-therapists-who-work-with-young-children/
Jan 29, 2012
#142 Why TUNNEL VISION Is (Mostly) Okay for Therapists
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight we're discussing #5 in my article for New Years Resolutions for therapists. Read the whole article here: http://teachmetotalk.com/2012/01/03/resolutions-for-therapists-who-work-with-young-children/
Jan 22, 2012
#141 Resolutions #3 & #4 for Therapists in EI
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. In today's show, Laura and Kate review a list of Resolutions for pediatric therapists who work with very young children. Use these strategies and eliminate (or at least minimize) some of your day-to-day challenges! We're discussing the next 2 resolutions which are: I will not blame parents for developmental issues. I will not blame behavior for developmental issues. Join us for the show and read the full article here: http://teachmetotalk.com/2012/01/03/resolutions-for-therapists-who-work-with-young-children/       Join us for the show and read the full article here: http://teachmetotalk.com/2012/01/03/resolutions-for-therapists-who-work-with-young-children/
Jan 15, 2012
#140 Resolutions for 2012 for Early Intervention Therapists
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. In today's show, Laura and Kate review a list of Resolutions for pediatric therapists who work with very young children. Use these strategies and eliminate (or at least minimize) some of your day-to-day challenges! Join us for the show and read the full article here: http://teachmetotalk.com/2012/01/03/resolutions-for-therapists-who-work-with-young-children/   
Jan 08, 2012
#139 SLP Questions re: HARD Clients on her EI caseload
01:25:00
Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's questions are from an SLP whose clients have some complicated case histories and aren't making the progress she'd like to see. What do you do when you've tried EVERYTHING? Join us for our spin on that!
Dec 18, 2011
#138 Therapy Ideas for Christmas & Winter for Toddlers
01:07:00
Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. During this show we'll discuss our favorite therapy activities for the holidays. We'll also preview Laura's new Christmas DVD from teachmetotalk.com!  
Dec 04, 2011
#138 Social Skills in Toddlers - Part 5
01:16:00
Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss the final 4 key social skills needed for development of communication skills in toddlers. Tonight's show is Part 5 and the final episode in this series!
Nov 27, 2011
#137 Social Skills in Toddlers - Part 4
01:08:00
Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss the key social skills necessary so that toddlers develop language skills. This is the 4th show in this series. Listen as we discuss how we work on these skills in therapy sessions. 
Nov 20, 2011
#136 Social Skills in Toddlers - Part 3
01:11:00
Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss social skill issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's show is part 3 in a series. We'll begin the show discussing how to use a child's sensory preferences (or even stereotypic behaviors) as an initial way to engage a child during therapy. We'll also continue to discuss the key social skills a child needs as a prerequisite to develop language.   
Nov 13, 2011
#135 Social Skills in Toddlers - Part 2
01:14:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss toddlers' social skills. Learn to distinguish typical vs. atypical skills and facilitate these skills during play.  
Nov 06, 2011
#134 Social Skills in Toddlers with Developmental Delays
01:07:00
Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight we'll be discussing the scheduled topic for show #132. We'll review the key social skills which are the foundation for language development and discuss ways to facilitate those skills during play.  
Oct 30, 2011
#133 Signing vs. PECS - Decision Making for Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer questions about late talking toddlers. Tonight we'll address the decision making process for therapists and families as they decide which initial communication system might be best for a child. We'll talk about the prerequisite skills very young children need before using either of these alternative systems and other considerations and factors that aid in selecting which method might be most effective for a child and his family.
Oct 23, 2011
#132 Social Skills: Analyzing Quantity and Quality
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss late talking toddlers. In tonight's episode two listeners have asked questions about social skills. We'll review the key social skills therapists analyze and discuss ways to facilitate those skills in therapy sessions.
Oct 16, 2011
#131 Seasonal Therapy Routines - Ideas for FALL
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's episode will be devoted to new therapy ideas related to fall to spice up your sessions over the next few weeks.    
Oct 09, 2011
#130 "Forcing" a child to perform in therapy & Co-treating
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's question is from a grad student SLP who is observing a particular methodology with a 4 year old client with autism. Since the therapists she mentions are co-treating, we'll also tackle when that's appropriate, when it's not, and how to maximize the effectiveness of working with another discipline in sessions.   
Sep 25, 2011
#129 The POWER of Social Games & Funny Story for Therapists
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss late talking toddlers. This week we're going to read an email from a mom with a success story using social games and other strategies we recommended to her earlier this summer. We're discussing how/when to interject social games into your sessions to maximize your own successes in engaging difficult toddlers. We'll also read a funny story another SLP sent me this week with recommendations for "dressing the part" for sessions with young children. I'm sure Kate and I will have plenty to say about that! 
Sep 18, 2011
#128 Prerequisites for Phrases & The POWER of a Social Game
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer and discuss a question about a child who is not using phrases yet and 2 specific stories about the POWER of social games in eliciting engagement and first words.
Sep 11, 2011
#127 Differentiating Language Delay from Autism in Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss criteria set forth to differentiate toddlers with developmental language delay from those with autism spectrum disorder using an article from Dr. Rhea Paul from ASHA's journal Perspectives in Language Learning and Education October 2008.  
Sep 04, 2011
#126 Stages of Play
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss the final stages of play for toddlers as they approach the developmental age of 3. We'll also answer a mom's specific question related to expanding play using toys such as a farm set, house, and kitchen.  
Aug 28, 2011
#125 Stages of Play - Part 3
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss toddlers with language delays. Today we're finishing our series on the stages of play in toddlers birth to 3. Today we're discussing play for children who are functioning at the 2 to 3 year old range. Learn how to link the cognitive processes involved in play to language development and how you can support new kinds of play in developmentally delayed toddlers.  
Aug 21, 2011
#124 Stages of Play (Part 2)
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss late talking toddlers. Tonight's episode is a continuation of last week's show - #123 Stages of Play. Learn how play progresses and more importantly, how it relates to cognitive and language development.  
Aug 14, 2011
#123 Stages of Play
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss how play skills emerge in babies and toddlers. Play is an important window for viewing a child's cognitive development. Learn how play skill milestones are prequisites to learning language. 
Aug 07, 2011
#122 Moving Beyond Gestures
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. We'll begin by discussing how important it is to be warm, affectionate, and fun when establishing an initial connection (and ongoing!) with toddlers. Today's question is  from an SLP who believes that several children on her caseload can talk but revert to gestures rather than using words and needs ideas to help move a child to words. If we have time, another therapist has requested that we discuss the stages of play. I hope you'll join us!
Jul 31, 2011
#120 Rules for Withholding & Moving Beyond Gestures
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's questions are from SLPs whose client cries when she withholds and an SLP who has several children who are "stuck" pointing and grunting when she knows the child can say the word. What to do??? Tune in for our ideas!    
Jul 24, 2011
#120 Auditory Processing in Toddlers and Preschoolers
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Therapy ideas to target functional auditory processing in play and daily routines.   
Jul 17, 2011
#118 Toys Part 2 & Parenting Observations from Disney World
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's show is a continuation of last week's topic of our new favorite toys we use in therapy and several observations of the full range of parenting skills this past week at Disney World!
Jul 10, 2011
#118 Our New Favorite Things.... TOYS!
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's show topic is TOYS! Listen as we talk about our latest finds and how we're using these toys in therapy with toddlers with communication delays.
Jul 03, 2011
#117 Incorporating Motor Activities into Speech Therapy
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's questions are from a Developmental Therapist who is in a state making drastic budget cuts (Aren't they all?) and now finds herself as the often the only professional on a child's team. What's a therapist to do in these situations? Ideas for addressing fine and gross motor skills in play activities IF/WHEN this is appropriate.   
Jun 26, 2011
#116 Strategies for Overstimulated Toddlers During Therapy
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. In this show Laura and Kate discuss questions for an SLP with an overstimulated toddler who cries during sessions and resists her attempts to engage him socially. Ideas for therapy that incorporate calming and sensory strategies will be discussed in detail.   
Jun 19, 2011
#115 Verbal Praise, Apraxia & Updates on Kate's Client
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. In this episode we'll continue our discussion of using verbal praise effectively with toddlers and preschoolers. We'll also talk about an observation Kate's made with one of her clients with apraxia/motor planning difficulties and get an update about a little girl who was "stuck" at the single word level and find out how she's doing expanding her vocabulary based on ideas we discussed during a recent show (#109 I think!).
Jun 12, 2011
#114 Variety in Therapy & A Mom's Questions
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Join Laura Mize, pediatric speech-language pathologist, and Kate Hensler, developmental interventionist, as they discuss issues related to communication and developmental delays in babies, toddlers, and young preschoolers. Tonight's questions are from an SLP whose clients don't like to repeat activities and from a mom with questions about her own son's speech-language development. We also began to discuss using "treats" in therapy and will continue this discussion next week in show #115 when we talk about new recommendations for how to use verbal praise with young children.  
Jun 05, 2011
#113
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.
May 22, 2011
#112
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.
May 15, 2011
#111
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.
May 08, 2011
#110 Ideas for Zoo Animals & Toddlers who blow you off!
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.
Apr 17, 2011
#109 Guidelines for Selecting Vocabulary Targets
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they talk about selecting words to target for late talking toddlers.  
Apr 10, 2011
#108 How to Correctly Use Withholding to Faciltate Words with Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer an SLP's questions about withholding with late talking toddlers. Does "Say it or You Don't Get It" really work?
Apr 03, 2011
#107 Dealing with Pacifiers & Blankets in Therapy & Deceptive Receptive Language Delays
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers. On tonight's show a pediatric SLP needs ideas for helping a child not be dependent on the pacifier and his blanket during speech therapy sessions. We'll also read an email from a mom whose son's diagnosis of receptive language delay caught her guard.
Mar 20, 2011
#106 Part 2 - Working with Toddlers Who Don't Like Toys
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.
Mar 13, 2011
#105 Activities for a Toddler Who Ignores Toys and People
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer a therapist's questions about working with a toddler who ignores toys and people during therapy sessions.
Mar 06, 2011
#104 When Autism Doesn't Fit & Finding a GREAT Therapist
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.
Feb 27, 2011
#103 Apraxia vs. Phonological Disorder & Understanding Questions
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.
Feb 20, 2011
#102 Questions about PECS, Echolalia, Apraxia vs. Phonological Disorders
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.
Feb 13, 2011
#101 Learning to Say 2-Syllable Words and Phrases & Moving from Signs to Words
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.
Jan 30, 2011
#100 Frequent Questions from Conferences
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.
Jan 23, 2011
#99 Working with a DIFFICULT 2 year old
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers. Tonight we're tackling a therapist's questions about working with a 2 1/2 year old who as she described him, "throws many tantrums and has little attention," and "resists signing." Sound familiar? Listen for our tried and true tips!
Jan 16, 2011
#98 Questions from Moms in Ireland and the UK
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.
Jan 09, 2011
#97 Individual vs. Group Therapy for Toddlers & Self Stimulatory Behaviors
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.
Jan 02, 2011
#96 NO ABCs, 123s, Shapes, and Colors for Late Talking Toddlers!
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer questions about toddlers with language delays.
Dec 19, 2010
#95 More Questions!
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.
Dec 12, 2010
#94 Great Questions from Conferences in Louisiana!
01:04:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.
Dec 05, 2010
#93 Interesting Recent Studies & Quick Answers to Questions from Parents
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.
Nov 28, 2010
#92 Mom's Questions about Late Talking & Apraxia
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.
Nov 21, 2010
#91 More Questions about Late Talking
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize from teachmetotalk.com and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they answer moms' questions about their late talking toddlers.
Nov 14, 2010
#90 Answering a Mom's Questions
01:00:00
Join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information related to late talking toddlers.
Nov 07, 2010
#89 Questions about Late Talking
01:01:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Oct 24, 2010
#88 Answering Mom's Questions
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Oct 17, 2010
#87 Your Questions about Language Delay
01:01:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Sep 26, 2010
#86 Your Questions about Language Delay
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Sep 19, 2010
#85 Your Questions about Language Delay
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Sep 12, 2010
#84
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Aug 12, 2010
#83 Mom's Questions about Language Delay
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Aug 05, 2010
#82 Answering Questions
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.Join us at our NEW time at 5 pm Eastern time.
Jul 29, 2010
#81 Part 2 - Making Therapy at Home WORK
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Jul 15, 2010
#80 Tips for Making Therapy WORK
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Jul 08, 2010
#79 Teaching Your Child Social Skills & Tips for Home Visits for SLPs
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Jul 01, 2010
#78 Questions about working with parents from other cultures & more
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.Today we're also talking about hearing assessments for children with great articulation but difficulty learning words, global developmental delays, and why it's important to help "busy" children find ways to learn to play with you.
Jun 17, 2010
#77 Your Questions about Language Delay
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Jun 10, 2010
#76 Sign Language Tips for Toddlers and Speech Intelligibility in Toddlers
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
May 27, 2010
#75 Teach Pointing, Autism and/vs. Apraxia, Intelligibility Issues at 2
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
May 13, 2010
#74 Questions about Autism vs. MERLD diagnosis & creative ideas for enticing a toddler to vocalize
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
May 06, 2010
#72 Bilingual Homes and Toddlers with Language Delays & Learning Understand and Answer Questions
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Apr 29, 2010
#72 "Quirks" in Toddlers with Speech - Language Delays
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. Topics: Toddlers who say, "Huh?" in response t everything you say to them, kids who try to talk with their mouths closed or teeth clenched, young preschoolers who continue to struggle with answering questions, and a few other "scenarios" we've run across more than once in our careers...
Apr 22, 2010
#71 Your Questions about Language Delay
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Apr 15, 2010
#70 Myths About Autism in Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of toddlers who may go on to be diagnosed with autism.
Apr 01, 2010
#69 Questions re: Autism, Apraxia, Pacifiers, and Early Phrases
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. Today we're answering emails from moms related to a possible autism diagnosis, red flags for apraxia in an 18 month old, recommendations about pacifiers, and more tips for helping toddlers move from single words to phrases. I hope you'll join us!
Mar 25, 2010
#68 Language Delays in Toddlers & Specific Questions
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. Today's topics: 1. Ideas to work on various oral motor movements like blowing and kissing with a pucker 2. Ways to target /m, p, b/ in words for a 4 year old 3. Answers to a mom’s questions about her 21 month old who understands no language 4. Ways to help 26 month old twins learn to imitate two-word phrases
Mar 18, 2010
#67 Minimally Verbal Child at 33 months & Ideas for Working with Twins and Siblings
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. We answered a emails from a mom with a son who is 33 months and not talking yet and from an SLP who is having a hard time working with active 2 year old twins. Listen to our ideas for both of them!
Mar 11, 2010
#66 New SLPs Questions about Toddlers on Her Caseload
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Mar 04, 2010
#65 Mom's Questions about Language Delay & Possible Apraxia in a 2 year old
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.Join us as a mom calls in with her questions about speech therapy strategies to use at home with her 2 year old who is not talking.
Feb 25, 2010
#64 Mom's Questions about Red Flags Noted by Preschool Teacher
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Feb 18, 2010
#63 Questions from Military Mom Based Overseas
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children. Today we'll be answering questions from a mom whose husband is serving our country overseas, and she has limited access to services. We'll also be reading an email from a mom who is concerned about her 3 year old who is receiving services and making progress, but she's considering the pros and cons of taking him for a full developmental assessment to rule out autism.
Jan 28, 2010
#62 Mom's Questions about Planning Services for her Child & SLP Questions about a No Bag Policy
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Jan 21, 2010
#61 Your Questions about Language Delay
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Jan 14, 2010
#58 SLP Questions
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss questions from 2 different speech-language pathologists who need new ideas for treating 4 specific children on their caseloads: 1. A 3 year old boy with Williams Syndrome who responds best to music - We’ll be talking about how to use music in a preschool classroom as well as in therapy sessions to maximize his communication skills. 2. A little boy diagnosed with selective mutism who at school talks only in “nonsense” to his best friend with Down Syndrome. 3. 5 year old on the PDD spectrum who is severely echolalic and who likes to play with bubbles. 4. A gifted and talented kindergarten student with poor rate and intonation is poor. He speaks very slowly and in a drawn out way and his intonation goes in highs and lows out of nowhere.
Nov 12, 2009
#57 Teaching Language in PLAY!
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Nov 05, 2009
#56 Academic Problems for Children with Language Delays
01:00:00
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.Today we'll be interviewing Ashley Ward, Curriculum Director for Meredith Dunn School in Louisville, KY.
Oct 29, 2009
#55 Pediatrician's Point of View
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children with pediatrician Dr. Amy Garlove.
Oct 22, 2009
#54 Answering a Mom's Questions
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Oct 15, 2009
#53 Autism Resources for Parents
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of children diagnosed with autism. We'll be interviewing Jill Smith, Director of Southern Indiana Autism Resource Center Lending List.
Oct 08, 2009
#52 Learning to Say Phrases and Sentences
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Sep 24, 2009
#51 Helping Your Toddler Learn New Vowel Sounds
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Sep 17, 2009
#50 Tips for Teaching Speech Sounds in Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Sep 10, 2009
#49 Speech Sound Development & Apraxia in Toddlers & Young Children
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Sep 03, 2009
#48 Teaching New Words to Speech Delayed Toddlers
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Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize and developmental interventionist Kate Hensler as they discuss information for parents of late talking children.
Aug 27, 2009