My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child's Language Development (Paperback)
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Are you concerned that your child is not talking as much as his peers? Is he growing increasingly frustrated because he can't tell you his wants and needs? Bring out the toys and get ready to shake up your perspective -we're going to ease your frustration and learn some tried and true techniques to get your toddler talking My Toddler Talks, by Kimberly Scanlon, is a must-have for anyone interested in developing language in young children. Learn how to model and elicit language in a fun, straightforward and practical manner from an experienced & licensed speech language pathologist. Textbook theory and evidenced-based speech therapy techniques are applied in an enjoyable and user-friendly way. Whether you're a parent or a professional, Kimberly shows you how to engage your toddler with play routines that stimulate speech while having fun. The guide includes detailed steps, numerous examples, and play routine activities to facilitate learning and language development. Speech language pathologists and parents describe My Toddler Talks as: "a go to resource", "unintimidating and user-friendly" and "simply fabulous "MY TODDLER TALKS includes: -Effective language stimulation tips, techniques and strategies used by professional speech therapists-Advice on how to maximize your child's potential without causing pressure or frustration-25 fun play routines designed to improve your child's speech and language skills-Straightforward instructions with many examples to foster understanding and empowerment-Step by step directions on how to elicit communication from your child-Charts to monitor progress with your child-A system to track your child's word growth-Ways to incorporate speech development activities into your daily routines-Recommended goals to drive results-Ideas for troubleshooting development setbacksMY TODDLER TALKS is the perfect resource for: -Parents, Grandparents & Caregivers-Speech Therapists-Speech Therapy Grad Students-Early Intervention Specialists-Early Childhood Educators-Occupational & Physical Therapists.
About the Author
Kimberly is a New Jersey-licensed speech pathologist and is nationally certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). She is a creative thinker and a passionate therapist who believes that children should have fun in therapy. Kimberly has had the opportunity to hone her skills by working in various settings serving all ages, populations, and disorders. She is a three time recipient of ASHA's award for continuing education (ACE). She graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science and earned her Master of Arts in Communication Disorders from Montclair State University. In addition to writing books and blog posts, Kimberly is busy running her private practice, Scanlon Speech Therapy. A life-long resident of New Jersey Kimberly lives with her husband and two delightful children in Bergen County.