The “Little Things” That May Be Hurting Your Child’s Speech and Language Development

Good day, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. Today's post is about identifying people and behaviors that may be having a negative effect on your child's speech and language development, how to eliminate them, and how to move forward. Before you read on, know this: If your child has been diagnosed with a speech or language delay… Continue reading The “Little Things” That May Be Hurting Your Child’s Speech and Language Development

What You Need to Do if Your Child Needs Speech-Language Therapy

Good morning, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. If your child is having a problem, you want to "nip it in the bud" and get the problem solved as quickly as possible. If your child is participating in speech-language therapy or may participate in a speech-language evaluation, their problem is currently with their speech or language, or… Continue reading What You Need to Do if Your Child Needs Speech-Language Therapy

How to Improve Your Child’s Ability to Answer and Ask Questions

Good afternoon, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. Lately, my husband and I have been focusing on improving our almost 2-year old's question comprehension. We are by no means expecting her to be able to answer what function questions, such as, "What do you do with a glass?", but we are trying to move her past the… Continue reading How to Improve Your Child’s Ability to Answer and Ask Questions

How to Teach Your Nonverbal Child to Communicate Without Using Words

Before you begin, these alternate communication methods are NOT meant to replace your child talking in the future. It IS meant to open more communication doors and opportunities up for you and your child. They also expand your child's vocabulary, which is necessary for effective communication. Bounce over here if you want to see how… Continue reading How to Teach Your Nonverbal Child to Communicate Without Using Words

Toddler Pig “Aha!” Speech Moment

Did my title catch your attention? Hope so 🙂 So, I had a major-really-should've-already-known-this-one “aha!” moment a couple of days ago. If you’ve read my bio, you already know that I am a mother. What you don’t know is that I have 2 daughters; my youngest is 18 months old and her big sister will… Continue reading Toddler Pig “Aha!” Speech Moment