00:00
00:00
0
share
add_circle Create Playlist
Raaga App
BlogTalkRadio - Raaga.com - A World of Music

BlogTalkRadio

402

Episodes

402 Episodes Play All Episdoes
#320 Dealing with Avoidance and Escape During Therapy Sessions
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time16 days ago
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!
#319 Games for the Car for Late Talking Toddlers
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time22 days ago
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:
#318 Speech Intelligibility Part 3
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time1 month ago
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.
#317 Speech Intelligibility in Toddlers Part 2
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time2 months ago
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:
#316 Treating Speech Intelligibility in Toddlers
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time2 months ago
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!
#315 #315 Parent Coaching... You Can Do It!
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time3 months ago
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
#314 How Play Differs Among Toddlers with Typical Developing Skills, Language De
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time3 months ago
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!
#313 Bilingualism and Language Delay in Toddlers
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time4 months ago
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.
#312 Supporting the Needs of Moms for Mother's Day
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time4 months ago
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.
#311 - 7 Characteristics that Differentiate Autism from Other Language Delays
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time5 months ago
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.
#310 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for  Common Problems...Echolalia
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time5 months ago
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.
#309 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Tantrums and Meltdowns in Toddlers
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time6 months ago
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:
#308 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems - Part 6 - Transitions
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time6 months ago
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.
#307 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems - Part 5
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time7 months ago
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, DIFFICULTY WITH TRANSITIONS Read the full post here.
#306  This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems...Part 4
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time7 months ago
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
#305 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems...Part 3
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time7 months ago
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.
#304 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time8 months ago
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. 
#303 This Kid Doesn't Play! Solutions for Common Problems
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time8 months ago
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!
#302 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers...Early Art Activities
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time9 months ago
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
#301 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers-Part 7-Moving Pretend Play Along
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time10 months ago
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: 
#300 Selecting Therapy Activities Part 6 Pretend Play
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time10 months ago
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! 
#299 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers Part 5
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time11 months ago
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. 
#298 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers Part 4 - Vocabulary Building Toys
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time11 months ago
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.
#297 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers Part 3
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time11 months ago
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.
#296 Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers Part 2
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time11 months ago
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.
#295  Selecting Therapy Activities for Toddlers
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time12 months ago
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.        
Your Juicy Pussy, Female Ejaculation and More....
Sex, Love and Rock N Roll with Moushumi Ghose
access_time12 months ago
With all the influence from the media, women's vagina's have been manicured, preen and pristine, but the reality is that the female vagina is meant to be a little messy. In this episode sex therapist, Moushumi Ghose and co-host Marnie Olson talk about the very realness of women's sexuality from female ejaculation, to ovulation and beyond. Don't miss this juicy episode. 
Another Day, Another (Sex) Position
What's the best position to conceive, or the best positions for clitoral stimulation and g-spot orgasm, which sex position for a particular penis shape and size, and which ones help build the most intimacy in lack luster relationships? Moushumi Ghose and her co-host Marnie Olson tackle them all! Most of the positions discussed will be discoverable in Mou's book Classic Sex Positions Reinvented.
Virginity, Slut Shaming, and The Scapegoating of Female Sexuality
In this episode we will discuss our society's obsession with female sexuality, from glorifying one's so-called virginity, to slut shaming women for being sexual outside of a relationship or marriage. We will adress the madonna-whore complex, why women are seeing as being bitchy and bossy, while men are considered succesful, and discuss why feminism is hated.  Sex therapist, author and media expert Moushumi Ghose, is joined by co-host Marnie Olson. About Marnie:  Marnie Olson is an actor, playwright and novelist. Her play Crack Whore, Bulimic, Girl-Next- Door was produced twice in Los Angeles, after which Marnie was invited to participate in a community outreach program and spoke on how to use the creative process to heal from an eating disorder. Alley Cat, a play co-written with Caroline Marshall about a woman’s journey through sex addiction, received a GO! by LA Weekly. She wrote an article for ThisStageLA about her play, Merry F***kin’ Christmas, Y’all!, a play about a woman unable to come out as a lesbian to her dysfunctional family. This play was produced in Los Angeles and North Hollywood. Marnie co-wrote and starred in an award-winning web series, Namaste Bitches, and recently released her first novel, Grateful. She lives in Los Angeles, unencumbered by progeny or partner.
#294 Back To School Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time1 year ago
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.  
#293  How To Engage a Busy Toddler's Attention with Books
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time1 year ago
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
#292 Using Daily Routines to Teach Late Talking Toddlers Missing Skills
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time1 year ago
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.
#291 Using Common Toys to Teach Late Talkers Missing Skills
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time1 year ago
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.
#290 Wrap Up  Show for Podcast Series - 11 Skills Toddlers MUST Use Before Words
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time1 year ago
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.
#289 11 Skills Toddlers Must Use BEFORE Words Emerge #11 Takes Turns Talking
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time1 year ago
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:  
#288 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #10 Initiates Interaction
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time1 year ago
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.
#284 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #9 Imitates Others
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time1 year ago
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. 
Achieving the Female Orgasm
It is a little known fact that many women haven't (yet) experienced orgasm. There are many reasons for this, and many ways to understand the ways towards acheiving the ultimate in sexual pleasure. Join me in this quick podcast to explore the ever elusive female orgasm. 
#286 - 11 Skills Toddlers Use Before Words Emerge - #8 Vocalizes Purposefully
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time1 year ago
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.  
#285 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #7 Understands What Words Mean
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time1 year ago
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. 
#284 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #6 Understands Early Gestures
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time1 year ago
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
#283 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge - #5 How To Teach Early Play
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time1 year ago
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.    
#282 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge - #5 Develop Early Play Skills
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time1 year ago
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. 
What Do Girls Like In Bed?
Do women in long term relationships vs women who are dating, or casually hooking prefer different things in bed? Find out on this episode! Live from the Dominican Republic, featuring guest "TB"- fellow traveler, artist and feminist. Get the Free Download - 6 Best Sex Positions for Her Pleasure here: https://moushumi.leadpages.co/6-sex-positions-opt-in/ Read the blog here: http://losangelessextherapy.blogspot.com/2016/03/make-her-sexual-dreams-come-true-by.html  
#281 Skills Toddlers Must Use Before Words Emerge - #4 Joint Attention
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time1 year ago
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. 
#280 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #3 Develops an Attention Span
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time2 years ago
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.
#279 11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #2 Responds to People
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time2 years ago
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.  
#278.11 Skills Toddlers Use BEFORE Words Emerge. #1 Responds to Environment
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time2 years ago
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.
#277  Skills a Toddler MUST Use BEFORE Words Emerge.Show 3.Overview Skills 6-11
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time2 years ago
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!
#276  Skills a Toddler MUST Use BEFORE Words Emerge - Show 2 - Overview
Teach Me To Talk with Laura and Friends
access_time2 years ago
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.