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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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4 Super Simple Language Strategies to use at Mealtimes

Coaching caregivers to use language strategies during mealtimes is a great way to support young children’s language skills. In this post I’m sharing 4 simple language strategies you can coach parents and caregivers to use during mealtimes. Why should we use language strategies at mealtimes? Mealtimes are one of my favourite times to coach parents …

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A Simple Guide to Toy Rotation for SLPs and Parents

Toy rotation has a huge range of benefits for young children, and is a great system to help manage clutter and improve play skills both at home and in your Speech Therapy room. I’ve shared this simple guide about toy rotation for SLPs and parents to help you get started today. What is Toy Rotation? …

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My Favourite Hack to use with Inset Puzzles in Early Intervention

I love using inset puzzles in my Early Intervention sessions. They’re perfect for little hands, and you can encourage so much language with them!  In this post I’m sharing all about the little “hack” I always use that never fails to encourage even more language when I use inset puzzles in my Early Intervention sessions. …

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How (and Why!) to Encourage Playfulness in Daily Routines

As Early Intervention therapists, we know there are huge benefits to coaching parents and caregivers to use language facilitation strategies during daily routines. But we also know that children learn through play too. So I like to encourage playfulness during daily routines, as a way to maximise on the benefits of both! Benefits of coaching …

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7 Adorable Books for Early Verbs

Books are a great way to target early language, especially early verbs, at home and in your Early Intervention sessions. You can target so many different goals with books. And you can coach parents and caregivers to use language facilitation strategies while reading books too.   Keep reading for the 7 books I think every EISLP …

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6 of the Best Songs for Early Language Skills

As a Speech and Language Therapist that focuses on Early Intervention, I am often asked what are some of the best songs for developing early language skills.  Singing songs and rhymes with young children has so many benefits. And it is a great way to coach parents and caregivers to use language facilitation strategies with …

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An Evidence-Based Approach for Parent-Coaching- Parent-Coaching Mini-Series Part 4

This is Part 4 of the Parent-Coaching Mini-Series. In Part 3, I wrote about 6 characteristics of adult learning that we should incorporate in our parent-coaching sessions. Although it may sound complicated, there are various approaches/models you can use in your sessions that incorporate adult learning methods. In this post, I’m sharing an easy-to-understand evidence-based …

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What do Adult Learning Methods have to do with Parent-Coaching?- Parent-Coaching Mini-Series Part 3

This is Part 3 of the Parent-Coaching in Early Intervention Mini-Series (reads Part 1 and Part 2 here).  This post is all about Adult Learning Methods and Parent-Coaching, and why they’re important. Parent-coaching is an evidence-based strategy/approach which is rooted in adult learning theory.  We know that coaching parents/caregivers to use strategies/skills at home with …

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What is Parent-Coaching anyway?- Parent-Coaching Mini-Series Part 2

Parent-coaching is a well-established evidence-based approach that therapists use in Early Intervention therapy sessions with parents and caregivers. In part one of this Parent-Coaching mini-series, I talked about the importance of parent-coaching. In this post (part two) I want to explain what parent-coaching is, and how we can explain it to parents and caregivers. What …

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