8 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 • 8 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.

    Withholding - what is it and why does it matter?

    Withholding - what is it and why does it matter?

    In this episode, learn what withholding is and why it’s a critical mistake parents are unintentionally making. This strategy of withholding, that is commonly taught by other professionals, actually reduces the likelihood that your toddler will want to communicate in the future.  You will walk away knowing what to do instead and then discover that interactions with your toddler feel so much better for both of you.


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    • 23 min
    Why your approach isn't working!

    Why your approach isn't working!

    There is a reason you are spinning your wheels when it comes to your toddler’s communication. There is a reason that all you have learned up until now isn’t working with your toddler with autistic characteristics. There is a reason you have all of the services in place and you are still not seeing progress with your toddler.   In this episode, prepare for a big shift in your thinking about where you need to work in order to move the needle forward.


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    • 15 min
    Why you are exactly who your toddler needs!

    Why you are exactly who your toddler needs!

    Do you ever feel like you are reliant on all of your professionals to create communication progress with your toddler?  In this episode, we share all the reasons why you are the best person to take charge of your toddler’s communication and create progress in a way no one else can.  Whether you work full time or you are a SAHM, you have more opportunities to create change than you may have realized.  This episode will inspire you as you discover that with the right tools, your toddler’s progress is no longer totally dependent on others.


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    • 19 min
    The root of a back and forth conversation!

    The root of a back and forth conversation!

    Every family tells us all they want is to have a back and forth conversation with their toddler.  In this episode we describe how and why we go back to the “root of it” to get you where you want to go.  It’s something we can’t skip over - listen and learn how to get started today.


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    • 13 min
    What communication really is, it's not what you think!

    What communication really is, it's not what you think!

    In this episode, Cherie and Alicia challenge you to shift your thinking about what communication really looks like.  With an overwhelming focus on words, Cherie and Alicia teach you how to identify all the ways your toddler is already communicating.  Rather than feeling defeated that your child does not have any words yet, by the end of this episode, you will recognize the value in celebrating every piece of communication your toddler is already giving you.  Learn why "listening with your eyes" is a crucial first step in responding to your toddler in the way they need it most.


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    • 19 min
    So what skills does my autistic toddler need before talking?

    So what skills does my autistic toddler need before talking?

    We share the critical language skills that must come before talking.  These skills are too often skipped over by all professionals including ABA therapists, early interventionists and even Speech Language Pathologists.  Tune in to discover what the foundational skills are and why working on them is the key to your toddler's progress in communication. You will walk away understanding how to identify any gaps so that you can work where it counts the most.


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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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.

taren927 ,

Awesome program for asd parents

This program is amazing & so are the ladies. My son went from zero words to hundreds in months! The best thing I’ve done for my baby.

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