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Helping Parents Teach Toddlers To Understand and Use Language

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Helping Parents Teach Toddlers To Understand and Use Language

    #394 Prelinguistic Skill #9 Imitates Others

    #394 Prelinguistic Skill #9 Imitates Others

    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from @teachmetotalk and teachmetotalk.com as she continues the series on prelinguistic skills all toddlers master before words emerge. In this audio and visual podcast, we'll be discussing skill #9 Imitates Actions, Gestures, Sounds, and Words. This skill is important because imitation is how all children learn to talk. As parents of late talkers, we may begin to teach a child to talk by trying to get them to say words, but kids have to learn how to imitate easier, earlier things - like actions, gestures, and play sounds - before they begin to imitate words. Watch the show for the sequence of teaching imitation and strategies to make it easier for you to teach a child who is having difficulty learning to imitate on his own. Therapists, earn one hour of CE credit for watching this show at teachmetotalk.com. Podcast #394 ASHA Course #0394 Credit available March 15, 2020

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #393 Prelinguistic Skill #8 Vocalizes Purposefully

    #393 Prelinguistic Skill #8 Vocalizes Purposefully

    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she continues her podcast series discussing prelinguistic skills all toddlers master before words emerge. This show reviews the 8th prelinguistic skill... vocalizes purposefully. This milestone means that a child understands that he alone can control his own little voice. When I talk about this with parents, I describe this process as becoming “noisy.” All children, whether they talk on time or late, must progress through a phase of vocal play and experimentation so that they gain practice using their voices. Children may be quiet for a variety of purposes. Regardless of the specific etiology, parents should understand that all talking begins with the ability to volitionally produce sound. SLPs should provide parents an explanation of basic speech sound production, including simplified versions of the neurological processes that occur when we vocalize and generate language. Listen to the show for strategies to facilitate more consistent vocalizations in nonverbal toddlers. Therapists... get 1 hour of CE credit for this show for only $5. Details at teachmetotalk.com.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #392 Prelinguistic Skill #7 Understands Familiar Words and Follows Directions

    #392 Prelinguistic Skill #7 Understands Familiar Words and Follows Directions

    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses prelinguistic (before language develops) skills all toddlers master before they begin to talk on this one hour audio-video podcast. This show is about skill #7 understands familiar words and follows directions. Speech-language pathologists refer to this skill as receptive language or how a child understands what he hears. Kids learn how to understand words before they learn to use words to communicate. When a toddler has difficulty following directions, we know that he will have difficulty learning to talk. Many times parents overestimate what a child truly understands. The ONLY way we know that a child is comprehending is by paying attention to how he responds when we talk to him. If a toddler does not complete verbal requests by 18 months, chances are, he has a receptive language delay. Watch this show for ways therapists and parents can help toddlers improve their receptive language skills. Therapists - get CE credit for this 1 hour course. See details at https://teachmetotalk.com. Find all info on the ASHA CEU page.

     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #391 Prelinguistic Skill #6 Plays with Toys Appropriately

    #391 Prelinguistic Skill #6 Plays with Toys Appropriately

    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses prelinguistic (before language develops) skills all toddlers master before they begin to talk on this one hour audio-video podcast. This show is about skill #6 Learning to Play with a Variety of Toys Appropriately. This milestone means that a child explores new toys, likes to play, uses his or her little body to manipulate toys, and is learning through play with lots of different toys. At this developmental level, we’re looking for the most basic kind of functional play with any common toy or very familiar object. This means that a child uses an item in the way it’s intended. We’re not discouraging creativity or free play, but we do want to see that a toddler understands how to use well-known items. Play is important for language development because play is a terrific and developmentally-appropriate way little kids learn (most) everything! Children who don’t play with toys miss vital opportunities to acquire and practice and variety of skill, including language. Research tells us that many times, language is closely linked with a child’s play skills. Therapists - get CE credit for this 1 hour course.https://teachmetotalk.com/asha-ceu-courses/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #390 Prelinguistic Skill #5 Joint Attention

    #390 Prelinguistic Skill #5 Joint Attention

    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses the 5th prelinguistic skill all toddlers master before words emerge - joint attention. Therapists - get 1 hour CE credit for this course as teachmetotalk.com. https://teachmetotalk.com/asha-ceu-courses/

     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #389 Prelinguistic Skill #4 Develops a Longer Attention Span

    #389 Prelinguistic Skill #4 Develops a Longer Attention Span

    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize of teachmetotalk.com as she provides recommendations for extending a toddler's attention span. See teachmetotalk.com for more details including CE credit for therapists!

    • 1 hr 4 min

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