Language Delay

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How to Explain Communication Milestones to Parents & Caregivers

“How many words should a 2 year old be saying?”, “When do children use their first words?”, “How can I help my child’s language skills?”.These are questions parents & caregivers often search online, and questions we are regularly asked as Speech and Language Therapists (Speech-Language Pathologists).  Part of our role as SLTs/SLPs is to support …

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6 of my Favourite Early Language Strategies to Coach to Caregivers

Coaching parents and caregivers to use early language strategies that support their child’s language and communication skills is a highly effective therapy approach.  In this post you’ll learn all about 6 of my favourite early language strategies to coach to caregivers in my Early Intervention sessions. General Language Stimulation The 6 early language strategies you’ll …

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3 Engaging Activities for Teaching Early Verbs

Children with language difficulties need specific support in developing their language skills. In this post you’ll learn about 3 engaging activities for teaching verbs in your early intervention Speech Therapy sessions. Why is it important to teach verbs? As therapists, we know that verbs are a crucial part of language development.  Children’s early vocabulary is …

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5 Things to Consider when Choosing Target Words for Late Talkers

Do you struggle to choose target words to focus on in therapy with your little ones? Do you ever wonder if there’s a “better” way to choose target words for therapy, particularly for your late talkers? I got curious about all this myself and did a deep dive into approaches for choosing vocabulary for late …

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5 Ways to Use Toy Cars to Support Early Language

Toy cars are perfect toys to use to support early language skills with your late talkers, or preschoolers with language delays. You can target so many goals and use a range of language strategies with them during your therapy sessions and play-based therapy activities. I’m going to share 5 ways you can use toy cars …

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‘What’s in the Bag?’- A Fun Activity for Language Development

One of my favourite activities to use in play-based therapy is a “What’s in the Bag?” activity. My “feely bag” is full of toys and everyday objects which can all be used to elicit language from young children. Over the years I have found the “What’s in the bag?” activity to be a fun and …

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Comprehension Difficulties in the Classroom and How YOU Can Help!

“He disturbs others while I’m talking!”, “She never listens!”, “He always does things wrong… but he can do it when I show him!” Do those statements remind you of a child in your class?? In the UK, it is estimated that around 10% of school age children have some form of Speech, Language and Communication …

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Using Blocks to Support Speech and Language Skills

As a kid I always loved playing with blocks and bricks.  I would build structures for hours and really enjoyed playing with my siblings and friends with them too.  Now as I’ve got older, the sets have become even more awesome and thanks to my amazing job, I get to use Duplo all the time! …

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