Thanks for reaching out! I love hearing from the awesome, proactive parents like you who are searching for answers to your questions in order to help your child. You're on the right track and I am here to support you and your child on your journey to helping your child communicate.
I do not provide individual consultations, but I still want to help you, so I have gathered my most frequently asked questions and I share my responses, suggestions, recommended resources, and advice.
Please know that there are hundreds of sweet parents like you around the world who ask me very detailed and specific questions.
Ethically, I do not respond to comments, emails, or direct messages containing specific questions about your toddlers' speech and language abilities (simply because I have not met your child in person or done a formal Speech Therapy evaluation).
I have made the resources clickable when you expand these drop-down menus, so you should be able to click on the names of the resources I list and go straight to the websites.
1. Have you had your child's hearing tested recently? Your very first step is to rule out hearing issues. It is very common for kids to have fluid in their ear due to ear infections, which makes it extremely difficult for them to learn to talk (everything sounds muffled to them when there is fluid in their ears). That is the first step I would take if I were in your position: ask your pediatrician about how to get a hearing test done.
2. There are many things that you can do to help your child talk more. I have taken all of my best tips and strategies and made this online class for parents that shows you exactly what steps to take to help.
My FIRST recommendation is to seek advice from a local Speech-Language Pathologist in your town or refer your child for an evaluation. Your next step will be to simply Google “Pediatric Speech Therapy + (your city)”
Simply copy and paste the question about your child that you asked me and then email your question to a Speech-Language Pathologist who is local to your town.
My SECOND recommendation is to enroll in my online class:
+ 23 Video Lessons (total of 3 hours of lessons) from me, Adrienne, a certified, licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
+ Videos of demonstrating the strategies with real toddlers
+ 7 printable checklists to help keep you on track
+ 4 Baby Sign Language Bonus Lessons
Speech-Language Pathologists earn 3 Continuing Education Hours upon completion of this class
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Janet Lansbury: Unruffled Podcast
The podcast called “Unruffled” by Janet Lansbury is awesome about explaining practical parenting advice with real life examples.
The Mellow Mama: Respectful Parenting Youtube Channel
Kaitlyn Sapp shares how she parents respectfully and often shows videos of her interacting with her son
Read this book: How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen (Amazon affiliate link)
I compiled a list of the top children's books and gifts that toddlers love all in one place plus some not-so-common books that are amazing!
When it comes to toys, I believe that LESS is more.
Click HERE to see my favorites all in one place on Amazon.
Discover Speech Therapy strategies that the professionals use.
You'll learn how to guide your toddler to say full sentences and have conversations with you.
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You'll learn the top 300 Sign Language words in one month, all online, from the comfort of your home.
Yes. Speech Language Pathologists can earn Continuing Education Units for the classes I offer.
Due to the nature of my online classes, payments are made in full at the time of enrollment.
The classes are fully online, so you get access to all the lessons immediately after you enroll.
No payment plans are offered.