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✨Mom and speech-language pathologist ✨Teaching you actionable strategies ✨For educational purposes only 📚Children’s book “You and Me” coming 2022!

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Does your child have a special interest? ⤵️ Guess what - Research shows that supporting special interests is a great thing!✨ If you want an Autistic or neurotypical child’s language skills to develop, incorporate their special interest(s) by following their lead in play (see yesterday’s post for more info on that!). You can work on requesting various items from a collection, describing / comparing differences between items, conversational skills, turn-taking during play with items, positional concepts, asking / answering questions and more! ⭐️Special interests can help improve peer connections when bonded by a similar special interest ⭐️Children tend to use more complex language when talking about special interests ⭐️Special interests can help guide job/ career choices ⭐️Special interests can improve self-regulation ⭐️They can also help improve a child’s self confidence! Who doesn’t love being an expert in something? Now tell us- how to you use their special interests to promote language or learning? Reel features @broganburnside @daniellitasuar @daily_dig @iwanttotellyoubooks @gryffinn_briggs See references in comments ⤵️ . . . . #followthechild #latetalker #speechdelay #learningthroughplay #neurodiversity #montessoriparenting #reallifeparenting #toddlersinreallife #parentingskill #handsonactivity #instagramtoddlers #specialinterests #busymomhacks #specialinterest #kidactivity #toddlertalk #parenttips #kidsactivites #reallifemom #parentgoals #toddlermoms #learningthroughplaying #momoflittles #toddlermama #toddlermommy #kidactivities #speechpathology #momhacks #autismacceptance

Does your child shut down when you say “Say ball!” or “say more”? Some kids do and some kids don’t. 🤷🏼‍♀️ If your child is (or might be) a late talker… let’s think about reducing the pressure! ✨Here are some simple tips to try to get your child communicating & REDUCE THE PRESSURE!✨ A little bit of sabotage, offering choices, and modeling words the right way can go a longggg way! 🗣 And when it comes to requesting, meet your child at their communication level! Remember, crying is communication & gestures are communication! Actually, ALL behavior is communication. If this was helpful, let me know and feel free to share with a friend! 👯‍♀️ Be sure to save to keep seeing more like this! 📥 Questions about these tips? Drop them below! 👇🏻 PS- for more actionable strategies like these & for activities you can do at home using what you have to get your child communicating, check out my activity deck! . . . . . . . . . . . #toddlersoninstagram #instagramtoddlers #momhacks101 #mommyhacks #toddlertips #toddlerdevelopment #supportmoms #reallifemom #momlifehacks #toddleryears #momsupport #toddlerlearning #momlifeisthebest #lifeofatoddler #momapproved #toddlertime #earlyyearsideas #kidsthesedays #kidsarethefuture #toddlerproblems #smartkid #momhacks #mommyduties #toddlerhood #momgoals #firsttimemom #parenting101 #latetalker #speechtherapy #babymilestones

Little one not talking yet? Of course the FIRST thing you should do if you are concerned, is to schedule a ✨speech & language evaluation.✨ If you have questions about this, let me know! In the meantime, here are somethings you can do to help build their receptive (understanding) and expressive language! 1- Model functional words during play and daily routines, often focusing on one word at a time. Elongate those vowels as these are sometimes easier to imitate. Try “on” and “eat” during the activity shown for example! 2- Incorporate sign language! Research shows this does NOT delay verbal speech & can only help. Plus- why not give them another way to communicate to reduce frustration if you can? 3- Use verbal routines or songs. These are words we say the same way during the same activities in repetition. This increases understanding and later you can pause and see if they’ll “fill in the blank” with a word! Fun fact: my son didn’t roll over consistently until he understood what “roll over” meant through this song 😆 (props to my mother-in-law for coming up with this one!!) 4- If they don’t imitate you, imitate them! Help them realize back and forth exchanges are FUN and that their vocalizations and actions have power. 5- Dont forget to work on body parts! Just because they can’t tell you doesn’t mean they can’t show you. This is important and functional for helping them learn to express pain and I always make it a priority. Questions? Let me know!!⤵️ Tag a mama who is waiting on those first words! 👯 Be sure to follow @learnwithchatterboxes for all the speech and language tips! . . . . . . #slp #speechtherapy #earlyintervention #firsttimemom #instaslp #speechtherapist #instaparents #raisingchildren #parentproblems #lifeasamama #parentingtips #momstruggles #gentleparenting #parenting101 #momtips #playislearning #thisismotherhood #newmom #parentingadvice #milestone #babymilestones #babyreels #milestones #toddlertips #toddlerhacks #parentingtips101 #latetalker #speechdelay #12monthsold #10monthsold

💥EASY💥 ways to teach priority words on a daily basis! The key here is modeling the word in repetition as you do what you’re saying (ex: saying “up” as their body is lifted up/ they’re experiencing “up”) and pausing and ✨waiting✨ The pause is sooo important in order to give your little one space to plan in their little mind what it is they want to say and actually say it! Little brains need time to motor plan & execute that plan. For more tips and strategies on using what you have to teach functional speech and language skills, check out my activity deck! (Link in profile!) Let me know if this is helpful! How do you motivate your child to learn important words?! Let’s chat ⤵️ . . . . #playallday #toddlermama #toddlertoys #toddlerplayideas #toddlerplaytime #openendedplay #playbasedlearning #babymilestones #babyplayideas #speechdelay #latetalker #speechtherapist #speechtherapy #speechlanguagepathologist #occupationaltherapist #childdevelopment #raisinglittles #raisingthefuture #parentingishard #motherhoodunplugged #toyideas #playideas #toddlermommy #speechtips #momhacks #speechtherapytips #attentionspan #toddlermommy #learningthroughplay #handsonlearning

✨Make play purposeful by working on BASIC CONCEPTS✨ Hi! I’m Caley, a mom & a pediatric speech-language pathologist. I share early language tips to get your little one communicating 💕 The basic concepts at the bottom of this lego pyramid emerge between 1-2 years while the basic concepts towards the the top ⬆️ can take until up to age 6 to develop *(see stories for more info on this- I’ll link a resource) ‼️Don’t forget- your child is probably going to master understanding of these concepts before actually using them in their expressive language. Most basic concepts can be targeted pretty easily during play if the child is engaged and motivated by the activities. 🥰 Lately, I’ve been loving working on basic concepts using @magnatiles, animals/ a play house, Dixie cups & mini objects! How do you love playing and learning with your child?! ⬇️ 📌 save and share to see more like this! And let me know if this is helpful! ⤵️ Adapted from LinguiSystems Guide to Communication Milestones by Janet R. Lanza and Lynn K. Flahive . . . . . .#toddlerspeechtherapy #babylearningtotalk #toddlerlearningactivity #babyspeech #toddleractivites #earlydevelopment #learningwithfun #toddlerplaytime #learningactivities #learnwithfun #learningtime #babyplayideas #playingislearning #littlelearners #babytips #earlychildhooddevelopment #earlylearning101 #learnandplay #earlyyearseducation #funwithkids #playtolearn #funlearning #earlychildhood #childdevelopment #speechtherapy

Child using mostly nouns? If so, time to teach them to use some verbs! ✨ Have you seen these books before or am I living under a rock?! My Australian friend @proteatherapy posted about these “Busy Books” by Campbell Books in her stories & I had to try because finding good books to teach verbs (action words) can be difficult! Your little one can actually see & feel the verb in action! Verbs are necessary for helping our little ones move to phrases and sentences. Think about it - word combos are usually made up of different TYPES of words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns etc!) To make it receptive: 📚 “Let’s make her slide! Weeee” (allow your little one to soak up the language since understanding comes before expressing) To make it expressive: 📚 Try the fill-in-the-blank strategy. “She is……”) These appear to be published in Ireland but thanks to Amazon, we have a few choices here in the USA 🇺🇸 😉 (see Amazon favorites!) If this is helpful, let me know so you can see more tips like this!! ⤵️ Or save this reel for a future gift 😉 ✅Be sure you’re following @learnwithchatterboxes for all the speech & language tips! . . . . #momssupportingmoms #momoflittles #parentinghacks #playhacks #childdevelopment #raisinglittles #momentsinmotherhood #parentssupportingparents #speechtips #parenting101 #speechdelay #latetalker #parentingtips #toddlerhacks #momsoftoddlers #speechandlanguage #parentingtipsandtricks #communicationskills #parenthood #motherhood #earlyinterventionspeech #languagetips #babyplayideas #speechandlanguagetherapy #firstwords #firsttimemomma #literacymatters #toddlertips #toddlermoms #speechtherapy

I’ve rounded up a list of my favorite affordable apps that I like to use in therapy! ✨📲 Full disclaimer- the iPad isn’t my favorite thing to use in therapy, BUT- it can be super motivating and helpful when used as a tool ✨with✨ your child. Here is a list of some of my favorites: 🐄 PeekaBoo Barn is $1.99 📁 PECS Phase 3 is $5.99 (one of the cheapest customizable aac apps I know of with voice output.. a good starting point for home carryover in my opinion) 🐝 Articulation station is between $1.99-$7.99 per sound depending on the sound the child needs (r is most expensive) 👫The Social Bunch: Perspectives is $6.99 🐱 Homer - I have a link for a free 45 day trial in my profile! @learnwithhomer *affiliate link 📖 Vooks- you can try free for 7 days!! When using an educational app with a child in speech-language therapy, I make sure that I am holding the iPad so that I can use it as a tool with the child, pausing the games frequently so that they don’t get too tap happy without talking 😅 Also- I have ages 2+ due to the American Academy of Pediatrics stance on screen time. “AAP calls for no screen time at all for children until 18 to 24 months, except for video chatting, and says kids ages 2 to 5 should get an hour or less of screen time per day.” What apps does your child love? What do you use them to work on? Let’s chat & add some to the list! ⤵️ . . . . #kidlit #literacytips #bestbooksforkids #speechlanguagepathologist #earlyintervention #dailyparentingtips #speechdelaykids #parentingtipsandtricks #parentingsupport #instaparents #teachingkids #speechtherapist #parentingadvice #momtips #parentinghacks #lifeasmama #momstruggles #parentingwin #learnthroughplay #parentingtips #screentimetips #parentingtips101 #screentimelimits #screentimeforkids #educationalactivities #educationalapps

Have you ever wondered why your little one might say certain sounds but not others? Or have you ever wondered if your little one needs speech therapy for pronunciation? 💥There are many things to consider - 👄Intelligibility in comparison to peers (intelligibility is a child’s ability to be understood by others- primary caregivers may understand more than strangers!) 🦻🏼Age & sounds the child can and cannot say (shown here!) And - social and academic factors! 🏫 👯‍♀️ We want our little ones to be confident in all that they do (including communicate!) & set them up for academic success. How old is your little one? What sounds is he or she able to say?⤵️ ✨Chart info from Crowe, K., & McLeod, S. (2020). Children's English consonant acquisition in the United States: A review. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Here’s how I work on getting ✨independent✨ words once a little one is imitating more! Remember, in order for it to count as a word, it should be said: ⭐️consistently & not coincidentally ⭐️independently & not in imitation (see how she imitates UP easily here in first part of video) ⭐️purposefully (etc. to request being picked UP!) The purposefully part can be hard to read, but this is why I’m adding meaning to her attempts (picking her up) to help her realize that her words have 💥 power! 💥 👄 Get face to face and bring attention to your mouth. 🗣 Exaggerate your vowels as these can sometimes be easier to imitate 🔆Model it several times while pausing and waiting to give them time and space to try ⬆️ Add an action to help give more function to the word (I could’ve done my arms up too to see if she’d imitate this gesture since motor imitation often comes before verbal imitation!) ⏰ WAIT and accept any attempt that sound like it could be close! I always say “Pretend it’s purposeful” even if you’re not sure. Acknowledging their attempts = likelihood they’ll try again on their own! Remember, children need to hear words a lot before they’ll say them! If this is helpful, save 📥 this for later & let me know! ⤵️ . . . #pediatricspeechtherapy #childdevelopment #playideas #developmentalmilestones #latetalker #newmom #momlife #parenting #parentingtips #parent #baby #babymilestones #mom #earlyintervention #purposefulplay #firstwords #speechtherapyideas #talkingtips #babyhacks #12monthsold #10monthsold #15monthsold #18monthsold #parenting101 #firsttimemama #walkingbaby #earlyintervention #babymilestones #toddlermilestones #speechtherapy

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