59 episodes

Cherie and Alicia are two highly trained Speech-Language Pathologists who developed their parent coaching program after years of watching too many professionals skip over the pre-language skills that are essential prior to a child talking. They knew they had to get this information into parents’ hands and this podcast is an extension of this work.

If you're ready to take charge of your toddler's communication, join in as Cherie and Alicia cut through the misinformation out there to help you shift your thinking about what it truly takes to get your child to communicate.

Autism Communication Toolkit Cherie & Alicia

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Cherie and Alicia are two highly trained Speech-Language Pathologists who developed their parent coaching program after years of watching too many professionals skip over the pre-language skills that are essential prior to a child talking. They knew they had to get this information into parents’ hands and this podcast is an extension of this work.

If you're ready to take charge of your toddler's communication, join in as Cherie and Alicia cut through the misinformation out there to help you shift your thinking about what it truly takes to get your child to communicate.

    In case you weren't sure, we recommend a holistic approach!

    In case you weren't sure, we recommend a holistic approach!

    We believe that helping your child experience joy within back and forth interactions is THE first step towards all of the communication you want for your child in the future. Implementing our IRC - one minute at a time approach WILL set your child up for all meaningful, internally motivated communication to come. We ALSO believe that it is is not the only approach that a child will need. As your child develops the ability to communicate purposefully, there may often be other approaches or types of therapies or protocols that are also beneficial to your child as a whole person. As we like to say, as a parent you know your child best!



    If you are interested in find out more about our approach and what we do in coaching, you can learn more here:  https://cherieandalicia.clickfunnels.com/what-is-coachingf81dp0i



    Want to connect with us?

    Email us at cherieandalicia@connect-speech.com.

    Visit our website: www.connect-speech.com

    Find us on IG @connectspeech

    We love to connect with our listeners so reach out!

    • 8 min
    Block out the noise!

    Block out the noise!

    In a world of input, we have a choice! For moms of neurodivergent communicators, the noise is even louder at times. Listen in, as we encourage you to choose what input is most valuable to you, we always have a choice!



    Want to connect with us?

    Email us at cherieandalicia@connect-speech.com.

    Visit our website: www.connect-speech.com

    Find us on IG @connectspeech

    We love to connect with our listeners so reach out!

    • 13 min
    What we focus on grows!

    What we focus on grows!

    You may have heard this before, but listen in to see how it relates so much to the approach we teach here! We always have the choice to help our brain focus on areas we want to grow in and today's episode is a reminder for all of us.



    Visit our website: www.connect-speech.com

    Find us on IG @connectspeech

    We love to connect with our listeners so reach out!

    • 14 min
    The myth of self care!

    The myth of self care!

    Why are we talking about self care? Listen in as we share what it is and what it isn't, talk about our own experiences as younger moms and why this topic is important for you!

    Visit our website: www.connect-speech.com

    Find us on IG @connectspeech

    We love to connect with our listeners so reach out!

    • 16 min
    Is our approach a behavioral approach?

    Is our approach a behavioral approach?

    We often say our approach is opposite of ABA, but is it? Today we discuss just that! Tune in to hear the differences between our approach and the approach ABA uses. This is a good one, so make sure to listen!



    If you are interested in find out more about our approach and what we do in coaching, you can learn more here:  https://cherieandalicia.clickfunnels.com/what-is-coachingf81dp0iz

    If you’d like to set up a 1:1 consultation with us, email us at cherieandalicia@connect-speech.com.

    Visit our website: www.connect-speech.com

    Find us on IG @connectspeech

    We love to connect with our listeners so reach out!

    • 15 min
    We wish the waiting would go faster too!

    We wish the waiting would go faster too!

    Waiting is the hardest part . . . we know! We talk about our garden analogy all of the time . . we plant those seeds with our approach, trusting the process that the sprouts and even more will come! Listen in as we share why planting those seeds and staying consistent is worth it and why it's 100% ok to want more!



    Click here for the following episodes:

    A Different Way of Thinking About Communication!

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    Ignite the Social Driver!

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    Meet them where they are!

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    What exactly are the tools you talk about?

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    If you are interested in find out more about our approach and what we do in coaching, you can learn more here:  https://cherieandalicia.clickfunnels.com/what-is-coachingf81dp0iz

    If you’d like to set up a 1:1 consultation with us, email us at cherieandalicia@connect-speech.com.

    Visit our website: www.connect-speech.com

    Find us on IG @connectspeech

    We love to connect with our listeners so reach out!

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

TX triplet mom ,

Helpful reframe for parents

This has been so helpful in allowing me to reframe my perspective working with my speech-delayed twin toddlers with ASD. I had been putting so much pressure on myself that I’m sure they were feeling it too. Just days after starting the advice here about “igniting their social driver” I am already seeing positive changes- and I feel more relaxed and am enjoying them more too.

nicolep0817 ,

Hands-on approach for parents

After my child was diagnosed with autism I was endlessly researching ways to help him learn to communicate. After working with speech, OT and ABA therapists I knew there had to be more I could do myself. I’m so grateful I came across Cherie and Alicia’s Program and learned actionable skills that I can use everyday to help my child find his voice. This podcast is a must for any parent feeling stuck and wanting to do more to help their child.

Karmeenpc ,

The best!

When I realized something was off, I decided to get trained by Alicia and Cherie through their program. I am so glad that they created this podcast to further their reach to more moms! I used to be sad and hopeless until I found their program. I didn’t have access to services nor a diagnosis so all I had was the training.

My child is starting to try to speak more now, but if it wasn’t for the foundation I built by learning from Alicia and Cherie she would NOT be where she is today!!

Listen, subscribe, learn and thrive! You will learn the tools you need to help your child.

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