A handy parent’s guide that turns professional language development into child’s play
Every new parent waits expectantly for their child’s first words. But if this milestone is late to arrive, they quickly become concerned. Luckily, Talking with Your Toddler contains speech language techniques that anxious parents can use to encourage late talkers to begin verbalizing. Based on proven speech therapy techniques, the 75 activities in this book encourage and expand language while simultaneously providing kids with endless entertainment.
These educational exercises can be incorporated seamlessly into typical daily routines. From naming every clothing piece when getting dressed to exclaiming “pop!” when popping bubbles during playtime, these simple lessons make talking fun. The book includes step by step directions to ensure that the techniques work in an easy to follow, unintimidating way.
About the Author
Teresa Laikko, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a certified speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of experience. She has provided services in schools, private practice, home health and has owned her own successful private speech pathology practice. Teresa has worked with clients with autism, apraxia, fluency, intellectual impairments as well as articulation and language delays and disorders. She is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
Teresa lives in Phoenix, AZ, with her husband and two crazy dogs.
Laura Laikko, M.S., CF-SLP, is a certified speech-language pathologist. She has provided services for populations such as toddlers, school-age children and adults. Laura has worked with clients with autism, apraxia, fluency, intellectual impairments as well as articulation and language delays and disorders. She is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Laura lives in Phoenix, AZ, and spends her free time with her family and friends.