The other day I was shopping for a birthday gift for my daughter's friend. I got into a conversation with the store clerk and when she found out I was a speech-language pathologist she told me about the struggles she was having with her 2.5 year old. They had recently moved and were going through the early intervention process in a new county. She was desperate to find out what to do at home with her daughter while the EI process was underway. Lately I have found myself recommending one book over and over again...
Parents- if you want to know how to stimulate your toddler's speech and language at home please read the Hanen Center's IT TAKES TWO TO TALK: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH LANGUAGE DELAYS.
Filled with helpful tips for everyday speech and language stimulation in easy to read language.
Don't forget to... constantly have ongoing conversations with your child's speech- language pathologist about his/her special needs and specifics to do at home!
Alexandria Zachos is the founder of SB (Social Butterfly Inc.) Speech Therapy. She has been a practicing Speech Language Pathologist for over 12 years.