Episodes
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
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
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses prelinguistic (before language develops) skills all toddlers master before they begin to talk on this one hour audio-video podcast. This show is about skill #7 understands familiar words and follows directions. Speech-language pathologists refer to this skill as receptive language or how a child understands what he hears. Kids learn how to understand words before they learn to use words...
Published 11/30/19
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses prelinguistic (before language develops) skills all toddlers master before they begin to talk on this one hour audio-video podcast. This show is about skill #6 Learning to Play with a Variety of Toys Appropriately. This milestone means that a child explores new toys, likes to play, uses his or her little body to manipulate toys, and is learning through play with lots of different toys....
Published 11/23/19
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses the 5th prelinguistic skill all toddlers master before words emerge - joint attention. Therapists - get 1 hour CE credit for this course as teachmetotalk.com. https://teachmetotalk.com/asha-ceu-courses/  
Published 11/08/19
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize of teachmetotalk.com as she provides recommendations for extending a toddler's attention span. See teachmetotalk.com for more details including CE credit for therapists!
Published 11/01/19
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she continues the podcast series Prelinguistic Skills for Toddlers. These are the skills all toddlers master before they begin to use words to communicate. In this show, we're discussing skill #3 takes turns with others. Get 1 hour CE credit for listening to this show for only $5 at teachmetotalk.com.
Published 10/12/19
Communicating always involves at least 2 people. When a child doesn't routinely respond and interact when you try to talk to him, play with him, or teach him something, it's highly unlikely he's learning anything! In my experience, parents first begin to suspect there's a problem with a child's development when he or she seems to ignore other people or avoid contact. Sometimes parents mis-characterize a child as being stubborn or lazy when the real problem is, he doesn't know how to respond....
Published 10/05/19
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she explains the 11 prelinlinguitic skjills all toddlers master before words emerge. In this show, we're discussing Skill #1 RESPONDS AND INTERACTS WITH THINGS IN THE ENVIRONMENT. Remember that this skill refers to a child's ability to react to sensory information - or things he can see, hear, touch, hold, and manipulate. The kinds of skills we want to facilitate at this phase are alerting, looking, calming, attending,...
Published 09/28/19
Before any toddler begins to talk, he’s mastering a set of 11 distinct skills that develop before we begin to hear words. Let me explain how important these skills are… When any one of these skills is disrupted, there’s possibly a language delay. When several are missing, a stall in language development is inevitable. When a child struggles to attain many of these skills, a long-term communication disorder is likely. In this one hour audio-video podcast, we’ll review the 11 skills so that you...
Published 09/14/19
Join pediatric speech- language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she shares tips for teaching toddlers with language delays how to begin to point. Listen to the podcast or watch on youtube! Therapists - get one hour ce credit for only $5 for this course! See details here. 
Published 09/07/19
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses the benefits of signing with late talking toddlers, the prerequisite skills to make signing successful, and the first 20+ signs to teach. Therapists - get 1 hour CE credit for this show for only $5! See details - show #383 at teachmetotalk.com.
Published 08/30/19
Becoming symbolic is linked to language development in toddlers and preschoolers. The best way children demonstrate this emerging ability is through pretend play. Many late talking toddlers, particularly those with red flags for autism, have difficulty learning to play. In this one hour audio/video podcast, join Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she explains the 7 steps for teaching pretend play skills to toddlers. See demonstrations with specific toys to walk you through the...
Published 08/25/19
Join Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses effective strategies for helping late talking toddlers begin to talk. When there are no other developmental  red flags ( meaning a child is socially connected to other people, has an adequate attention span when you try to interact with or play with him, plays with a variety of toys, and understands language well enough to consistently follow directions), here's the method I use... TEACH IMITATION! But don't start with...
Published 08/21/19
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses how to improve speech intelligibility in toddlers by teaching them to include final consonant sounds in words. We'll also briefly review speech diagnoses that result in unintelligible speech. Therapists - get CE credit for this course for only $5! See details at teachmetotalk.com - show #380. 
Published 08/12/19
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses how to improve speech intelligibility in toddlers by teaching them to produce a variety of syllable shapes and switch vowels from syllable to syllable. Therapists - get CE credit for this course for only $5! See details at teachmetotalk.com - show #379.
Published 08/02/19
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she shares 6 priority patterns for targeting speech intelligibility issues in toddlers. These are patterns 2 and 3. Listen to show 377 for pattern 1. This is part 6 in our summer intelligibility series for toddlers. Listen to shows 373 - 378 for the entire series thus far. Therapists - get CE credit for only $5 for this course! See teachmetotalk.com for details.
Published 07/26/19
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S, of teachmetotalk.com as we discuss how to help toddlers improve speech intelligibility. In this show, learn the 6 priority patterns for targeting speech intelligibility in toddlers & discussion of the first pattern.
Published 07/24/19
In this audio/video podcast and ASHA CEU course, join speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she teaches you how to help a toddler learn to produce new speech sounds using the easy-to-remember tagline “Tell him – Show him – Help him.” This parent-friendly method explains how to use verbal, visual, and tactile cues to improve articulation and speech intelligibility in very young children. You'll also learn practical ways to teach new classes of sounds to...
Published 07/13/19
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she shares 7 principles for designing therapy sessions for toddlers - especially those working on articulation and speech intelligibility issues.
Published 07/09/19
How do you know when a toddler, especially a late talking toddler, is ready to work on articulation skills in speech therapy? Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses 7 guidelines for determining developmental readiness for articulation therapy for toddlers. Therapists - get CE credit for this one hour course for only $5! See details at this link:
Published 06/15/19
All little kids can be hard to understand when they are learning to talk. How do you know when a toddler falls outside what's "normal" and may need professional assistance? Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses what research tells us is a significant speech intelligibility problem that requires intervention in toddlers and young preschoolers. 
Published 06/10/19