Episodes
If a child loves books, it’s not hard for parents to figure out how to use books to teach them to understand and use words. But for toddlers with language delays and other young children who learn differently, it may not be so easy! Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this one-hour audio/video podcast episode, ASHA CEU Course #416 Making Books Better for Toddlers with Language Delays Part Two, as she explains how to make books better...
Published 08/16/21
If a child loves books, it’s not hard for parents to figure out how to use books to teach them to understand and use words. But for toddlers with language delays and other young children who learn differently, it may not be so easy! Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this one-hour audio/video podcast episode as she explains how to make books better for toddlers with language delays in part one of this two part series. In this show,...
Published 08/13/21
Are you working with a child who does not play with toys, participate in therapy activities, and who has a very short attention span? Today I want to introduce you to a treatment method I've found to successfully improve attention, participation, and task completion for many kids who are on the autism spectrum or with characteristics of ASD. Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this one-hour audio/video podcast episode in The Autism...
Published 06/23/21
Are you working with a child who uses jargon and echolalia? Although both are listed as types of repetitive speech in the official diagnostic criteria for autism, they're also both part of typical language development. Learn how to differentiate typical vs. atypical jargon and imitation (which is what echolalia is- excessive imitation) and more importantly, the 11 best strategies for addressing jargon and echolalia in toddlers and preschoolers with ASD or suspected ASD. Join pediatric...
Published 06/04/21
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this one hour audio/video podcast. One of the core diagnostic features of autism is persistent deficits in social interaction and social communication across multiple settings and contexts. Many young children with characteristics of ASD seem to ignore or avoid interaction with people who are not in their immediate families, including children their own age. Many times parents think this problem is...
Published 05/26/21
Are you concerned about a child with red flags for autism or a confirmed autism diagnosis who is not talking? A small percentage of those kids do not intentionally vocalize. No one talks until they learn to control their own voices. Becoming verbal as soon as possible is a positive predictor that a child will begin to learn to talk. Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she explains 7 highly practical treatment strategies for helping a...
Published 04/24/21
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this one hour audio/video podcast as we discuss introducing AAC to toddlers and preschoolers with red flags for autism including factors for choosing the right system and strategies for successful implementation. Therapists... get one hour of CE credit for listening to this course for only $5 at teachmetotalk.com... course 410.
Published 04/09/21
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this one hour audio/video, ASHA CEU Course #409 Treating Expressive Language in Toddlers and Preschoolers with ASD...The Autism Podcast Series, as we discuss treating expressive language differences in very young children with autism or red flags for autism. Kids with autism learn language differently. In this course, we'll explore initial treatment ideas for expressive language in this youngest age...
Published 03/13/21
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this one hour audio/video podcast as we discuss expressive language development in very young children with autism or red flags for autism. Kids with autism learn language differently. In this podcast, we’ll look at those differences and talk about ways to facilitate true language development. Although research varies widely on the percentage of children with autism who will become verbal, the...
Published 03/05/21
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this one hour audio/video podcast as we discuss the first piece of expressive language development... learning to imitate. Imitation is how little kids learn almost everything. They watch you and then do what you do or listen and then say what you say. Many very young children with autism (or red flags for autism) have lots of difficulty learning how to imitate and subsequently, how to talk....
Published 02/26/21
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this podcast for CE credit for therapists as we examine receptive language development for very young children with autism or red flags for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Do kids with autism learn language differently than kids with other kinds of language delays? When do we prioritize receptive language goals (vs. expressive) for children with ASD? What are activities we can recommend for parents...
Published 02/11/21
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this podcast for CE credit for therapists as we differences in play skills for very young children with autism or red flags for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Do you recognize these behaviors in the young children you treat? 1. A child’s play skills are extremely delayed, meaning he plays much like a younger baby would play—mouthing, looking at, dropping, throwing, and holding toys—but not using...
Published 02/05/21
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this podcast for CE credit for therapists as we discuss joint attention and turn taking in very young children with autism or red flags for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Published 01/29/21
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this podcast, ASHA CEU Course #0403 Teach Social Games First for CE credit for therapists. In this course, you’ll learn what to work on first with a young child with autism.... participating in fun social games with you! When we do this, we treat one of the core issues we see in kids with autism... difficulty consistently interacting with other people. We'll use a child's sensory information (don't...
Published 11/02/20
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this podcast, ASHA CEU Course #402 Meet a Child Where He or She Is, for CE credit for therapists. In this course, you’ll learn the most important approach for beginning treatment for a very young child with autism – meet a child where he or she is! That's the reason we struggle to work with young children with autism...we don't meet them where they are! That's the reason kids run away, cry, act out,...
Published 10/24/20
In this video podcast, join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she teaches therapists how to explain autism to parents using the official DSM-5 criteria. Therapists earn 1 hour CE credit for only $5 at this link. The handout referenced is only available with purchase of CE credit. The Autism Workbook can be found exclusively at teachmetotalk.com at this link.
Published 10/10/20
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she teaches you why late talking toddlers and toddlers with more serious language delays/disorders may have difficulty learning to use phrases and then her best 7 strategies for teaching toddlers to move from single words to phrases. Therapists... early 1 hour CE credit for this show for only $5. See teachmetotalk.com for details - show #400.
Published 07/17/20
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this podcast for CE credit for therapists. In this course, learn how to target increasingly complex imitations and spontaneous utterances in young children with expressive language delays/disorders during everyday routines at home like eating, getting dressed, and taking a bath. You'll receive guidance for choosing activities that I've found to be the most consistently successful and easiest to...
Published 05/29/20
Do you have a child who is not talking? Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com for this podcast for CE credit for therapists. In this course, learn how to use common toys to target increasingly complex imitations and spontaneous utterances in young children with expressive language delays/disorders. You'll receive guidance for choosing activities that I've found to be the most consistently successful and easiest to implement with a wide...
Published 05/26/20
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she shares strategies for introducing visual supports to toddlers and their families.  Learn how to know which kids will benefit from visual supports, how to choose visual supports, as well as when and how to use visual supports. We'll also discuss guidelines for writing simple social stories for very young children with language delays. Therapists - get 1 hour of CE credit for $5 for this podcast....
Published 04/17/20
Published 04/17/20
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she finishes up the series 11 prelinguistic skills all toddlers master before words emerge. In this final podcast of the series, we'll discuss the importance of initiation and how to help late talking toddlers learn to take the lead during communicative interactions. Therapists - earn 1 hour of CE credit for $5 for listening to this podcast! See details at teachmetotalk.com, show #396.
Published 03/12/20
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she continues her series of the 11 prelinguistic skills all toddlers master before words emerge. In this show, we'll discuss skill #10, uses gestures. Learn why gestures are an important predictor of language development, 2 pieces of critical EBP concerning gestures for SLPs, and how to teach gestures to toddlers and preschoolers with language delays. Therapists - get 1 hour of CE credit for $5 for...
Published 03/04/20
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from @teachmetotalk and teachmetotalk.com as she continues the series on prelinguistic skills all toddlers master before words emerge. In this audio and visual podcast, we'll be discussing skill #9 Imitates Actions, Gestures, Sounds, and Words. This skill is important because imitation is how all children learn to talk. As parents of late talkers, we may begin to teach a child to talk by trying to get them to say words, but...
Published 02/21/20
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she continues her podcast series discussing prelinguistic skills all toddlers master before words emerge. This show reviews the 8th prelinguistic skill... vocalizes purposefully. This milestone means that a child understands that he alone can control his own little voice. When I talk about this with parents, I describe this process as becoming “noisy.” All children, whether they talk on time or late, must progress through...
Published 01/17/20