Babies whose parents frequently talk to them know 300 more words by age 2 than babies whose parents rarely speak to them. The more words your child hears the more words they will use. Here are some ways to get your toddler talking: 1. Narrate Talk about what you are doing and what your baby is doing in real-time to… Read More
Communication: Are you helping?
So often I go into homes to help families because their child isn’t talking; only, to determine that the child’s environment doesn’t require them to communicate using words. In fact; most times, the parents don’t even require their child to communicate in order to gain access to items/objects within the environment. My first-time parents are the biggest offenders (no judgement,… Read More
Should I see the pediatrician or an SLP?
After 11 years of working with families of children with communication delays, the top reason that parents wait for treatment is due to the advice given to them by their pediatrician: “let’s wait and see,” “come back in six months,” “give ’em a little more time.” Pediatricians are the first line of defense when parents have concerns with their little ones. Rightfully… Read More