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Books For Speech Therapy For Toddlers

If you work with toddlers, you’re likely familiar with the phrases, “llama, llama red pajama” from the Llama Llama book series and “I was rocking …

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Episode #045: Executive Functioning with Sara Ward

Executive functioning is such a critical skill no matter your age. Sara Ward is an SLP specializing in executive function skills. She shares her personal background related to skill as well as some incredible tools, interventions, and assessment suggestions. Even as an experienced SLP, I found myself enriched and surprised by the information Sara had to offer.

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Episode #044.2: How To Help Students With Apraxia of Speech with Dr. Edythe Strand – Part 2

Are children with Autism more likely to have Apraxia? Dr. Edythe Strand answers this question about the common connections between apraxia and other diagnoses. In this part 2 interview we discuss her development of DTTC treatment and all that went into her research and clinical practice. If you haven’t listened yet, be sure to go back and listen to part 1 to get the full scope of this really interesting interview with Dr. Edythe Strand.

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Episode #044.1: How To Help Students With Apraxia of Speech with Dr. Edythe Strand – Part 1

Dr. Edythe Strand is a practicing SLP and clinician with a rich background and career as a professor and member of the department of neurology at the Mayo Clinic. Her research focuses on developmental, acquired, and progressive, Apraxia. This is part 1 of an interesting interview with Edythe as we discuss the characteristics of Apraxia, Dynamic Assessment, and DTTC treatment.

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Episode #043: From Nonspeaking to Professional Speaker – Dr. Kerry Magro’s Autism Communication Journey

Dr. Kerry Magro is a professional speaker, author, disability advocate, and autistic individual! In this interview he shares about all the support along his incredible communication journey. We discuss some great tips for students transitioning to college as well as impactful information on language for parents and professionals.

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Episode #042: How to Have Effective Communication With Parents

Parents and teachers are the most successful when they are a team supporting the learning of the child. Effective communication and parent engagement is key to building that team. Ria Reive from HiMama is on the podcast today to talk about her big strategies on improving communication between parents and educators as well as why it’s so important to have an action plan in place for talking with parents during a problem.

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Episode #041: What Play Skills Should My Child Have and How Can I Help Them?

Are you wondering what play should look like for your baby or toddler? Kayla Chalko, from Walkie Talkie Speech Therapy, shares with me the benefits of play and connection. With a breakdown of play skill milestones of babies as young as 6 months up to 2 years of age, Kayla shares her insight on how parents and providers can support and encourage play.

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Episode #040: How Can I Help My Child with Expressive Language Delay?

Effective communication is the foundation of successful interactions. Ashley Scott, SLP-BCBA, shares some real and simple strategies to building expressive language with your child. We discuss language skills beyond the therapy room, what may be holding you and your child back, and the importance of independence in successful language.

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Episode #039: Autism and Supporting Parents- A Talk with Crystal Sanford

Parents are an important part of the team and are integral for a successful therapy process. Today, Crystal Sanford, SLP and Autism mom, joins me to discuss how she provides IEP advocacy and empowerment through her practice, Sanford Autism Consulting. Whether you’re a parent or professional, this episode is full of great information, tips, and ideas to set you off on the right track to attaining successful services for your child or student.

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Episode #038: How to Help Toddlers and Preschool-Aged Students with Autism Communicate

Start Communicating Today, is my new course for toddlers and preschool-aged students with Autism struggling with communication. It’s launching this week and I am detailing everything this new and exciting course will cover. Knowledge is power, so if you’re a parent or a professional who is wondering how to help the early learners in their life, this course is for you!

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