#328 Where Do I Start with a Kid Who Doesn't Say Many Words?
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!
2 Feb 2018
#355 How to Cue New Speech Sounds with Toddlers
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.
16 Jan 2019
#164 Vocabulary Development in Toddlers with Language Delays
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.
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#193 Feeding Problems in Toddlers Picky Eating to Dysphagia
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.
6 May 2013
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#258 Helping a Toddler Become More Vocal
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.
17 Apr 2015
#263 My Top 10 Activities for First Sessions with Toddlers
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.
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#233 Treatment Ideas for Toddler with Down Syndrome & Toddlers with 'Pop Outs'
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!
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#165 Expressive Language Development in Toddlers - Part II
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.
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#252 Ideas for Toddlers Who Don't Sit Still for Speech Therapy
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.
27 Jan 2015
#361 Using Verbal Routines with Toddlers While Playing Outside This Spring
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.
13 Apr 2019
#209 Toddler Aggression: What's Normal & What's Not
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!!
7 Oct 2013
#291 Using Common Toys to Teach Late Talkers Missing Skills
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.
19 Aug 2016
#229 BE THE TOY... Just how does that look? More tips!
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.
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#265 Ideas for Helping a Toddler Produce More Consonant Sounds
Ideas for Helping a Toddler Produce More Consonant SoundsJoin 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!
15 Jul 2015
#359 Early Communication Behaviors Associated with Language Development
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.
22 Mar 2019
#303 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems
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!
13 Jan 2017
#191 Jargon Use in Toddlers with Language Delays
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.
1 Apr 2013
#248 What Works To Help Toddlers Learn to Talk... Part 2!
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 TalkProducts I recommended:Building Verbal Imitation in ToddlersTeach Me To Talk the DVDSteps to Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers on DVD
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#196 Apraxia from a mom's point of view
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.
3 Jun 2013
#232 10 Reasons I Still Teach the Sign for "More" First
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!
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