January 13, 2010
- 10 Tips to Promote Speech and Language Skills in Your Child
Research in Speech and Hearing Sciences recognizes the communication skills of newborns and even the developing fetus during the last trimester of pregnancy. The following are ten ways you can nurture the five different areas of speech and language development in typically developing infants and toddlers.
March 9, 2008
- Tips To Help Your Child Learn New Words
Many of these tips to encourage language development and help your child learn new words are are things that we all do everyday without really thinking about it. So use this list to re-assure yourself that you are stimulating your child's language development already and perhaps you will find some tips on this list that you are not doing but that you can incorporate in your daily routine with your child.
February 16, 2008
- Give Your Child Motivation to Communicate
If you have a 2 or 3 year old that is barely saying any words, it's time to think about increasing his or her need to communicate. There are many ways to do this, but first and foremost, as a parent you need to try real hard not to anticipate your child's needs. You need to think of ways to create opportunities for your child to absolutely need to communicate. If your child's wants and needs are always anticipated by you or if your child as an older sibling that talks for him, then he won't ever have the need to communicate for himself.
February 8, 2008
- 101 Ways To Encourage Kids
This is not exactly speech/language therapy related, but I love this list and thought it was worth sharing.
The following list of encouraging words and phrases has helped many of us when we were looking for the "the right thing to say" to our child at the right time. The author is unknown but I got it from a preschool teacher I know - Debbie Caruso. Enjoy reading and watch your child's face light up when he/she hears these words!