Setting Goals for Improving Your Child’s Communication

Good evening, everyone. Speech-language pathologist/momma here. With New Year's Day just having happened, I'm seeing all these New Year Resolutions on social media. This got me to thinking about what everyone may hope will be in store for their children this year, as well as my own. If your child has communication needs, you're most… Continue reading Setting Goals for Improving Your Child’s Communication

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

Part 2 of the Basic Language Concepts Your Child Needs and How to Teach Them at Home

Good afternoon, everyone. This is part 2 of the basic language concepts your child needs and how to teach them at home. Part 1 covered what the basic language concepts are, why they are important, the teaching process to follow when teaching someone a new skill, and how to use everyday activities at home to… Continue reading Part 2 of the Basic Language Concepts Your Child Needs and How to Teach Them at Home

Part 1 of The Basic Language Concepts Your Child Needs and How to Teach Them at Home

THIS IS PART 1 OF THIS TOPIC!  I HAVE A LOT TO TALK ABOUT REGARDING BASIC CONCEPTS, SO TODAY IS ABOUT THE SEQUENCE IN WHICH YOU TEACH A NEW SKILL AND SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING COLORS, BODY PARTS, SPATIAL CONCEPTS, FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS, AND QUANTITIES. PART 2 WILL SOON FOLLOW WITH SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES REGARDING SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES… Continue reading Part 1 of The Basic Language Concepts Your Child Needs and How to Teach Them at Home

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