Taking a "wait and see" approach is not helpful for your child because each month you wait, the farther behind your child may become.
So what can you do?
Trust your mom-instincts.
Your pediatrician has a medical degree, BUT he or she does not have a Masters Degree in Communication Disorders. Pediatricians do not have adequate training in communication delays to diagnose communication delays or disorders.
That is why your pediatrician refers you to a certified, licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, like me.
BUT, some pediatricians tell parents to "wait and see."
You know your child best.
It breaks my heart when kids don't get the help they need early on.
Your (usually) sweet and silly child has started screaming to get what he wants + he is busting your ear drums.
He doesn't understand the word "No."
You just want someone to SHOW you how to help your child talk.
Simple things you can actually do at home. No fluff. Parents don't have time for fluff. Just give us the action steps, pleeeease!
No special prep or materials needed.
As soon as you enroll, you will receive an email address with your log-in link and you will have access to the whole class. You'll print out your 7 Building Blocks Printables, and press play on the first video lesson.
As you go about your daily routine, try out your new skills the very same day with your child. Work your way down the printable lists and follow the instructions step-by-step.
“My son wasn't saying any words consistently before I enrolled in Adrienne’s online class.
I felt like I had failed him.
I thought that if I had tried harder to help him we'd be further along.
I just genuinely felt like a failure.
I had no idea how to help him.
I figured just repeat repeat repeat. Saying ball, ball, ball. I thought he'd eventually make the connection.
I learned that learning to speak isn't as easy as just, "this is a ball."
Speaking starts way before the word comes.
I enrolled in Adrienne’s online class because I needed to be able to have clear direction on what I could do to help my son.
He's in the CHMS program at school but there's a huge disconnect. Therapists are so busy helping everyone's child that they don't always have time to discuss what they're working on with my child and what I could do to help.
So I felt like I needed a game plan. Adrienne’s class was well thought-out and easy to follow.
She has so many ideas and shows you how, with one little thing, you can make it into so much more. Even zipping up a coat becomes a learning opportunity!
After taking the class I felt reassured.
The techniques shown helped me realize that my son knew more than I thought he did.
He has started to try out words. He easily mimics me now, whereas before I couldn't get him to do it at all.
It's great information for every parent. I have Googled so much trying to help my son learn to speak. I never found anything that compares to how Adrienne had everything laid out in her online class.
Now, I see opportunities everywhere. Not just at home.
Everywhere we go, we're learning.
At the store and we see a baby crying, "where's the baby? There it is! Oh that baby is sad. Can you show me what sad looks like? There's a dinosaur, what sound does a dinosaur make? Rawr!"
I recently took my son to the ENT doctor. We were waiting for quite some time and there was nothing kid-friendly in the waiting room. Immediately my mind started thinking, "what would Adrienne do?"
So we went through every brochure on the wall, looking and pointing a dogs, clouds, butterflies.... everything! I even read him a brochure in my most animated, voice about protective ear pieces that you can have custom made for hunting or any loud activity.
I never would have thought of that before.
After taking Adrienne's class, I feel empowered! I feel like I can actually do something to help.
Instead of feeling like I failed him and that his progress is only because of his therapists, I feel confident that I am doing my part.”
~Sandra, Mom of an almost 3 year old
➤➤➤ WHAT AGE IS THIS CLASS FOR?
This class was created for parents of children who are birth to three years old, however your child may be older than 3 and not yet saying words, phrases, or sentences. This class is appropriate for older children also, since it focuses on helping children (of any age) learn to talk.
If one of these 2 categories describes you, this class is for you:
1. Parents of young children who communicate without words
Your child is using a combination of sounds, gestures (e.g. pointing, shaking head for “no”, waving “bye”) and eye contact that moves from you to an object (looking at you and then at what he is “babbling” about). You know what your child needs, they are showing you, just not with words yet.
2. Parents of children who have just started talking
Your child has started to use single words or who have started to put two words together (e.g. “ball” or “Mommy go”)
➤➤➤ HOW WILL I ACCESS THE CLASS ONCE I PURCHASE IT?
1. Immediately after you purchase the class, you will receive online access.
2. You’ll be sent an email with your unique login and password – these will give you access to the class Private Member Area. All of the videos, materials, and bonuses are online.
3. You can login from any computer or device with your password and receive the information at any time.
4. You can watch the videos on your smartphone! This course is designed to work beautifully on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone. Learn during your lunch hour, on a train, at a coffee shop, at home – anywhere you have internet access!
➤➤➤ CAN I EARN CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS (CEUs)?
Yes! If you are a Speech-Language Pathologist, you can earn 3 hours ASHA Certification Maintenance Hours to count toward your CEUs. Upon completion of the class, you simply print your verification of attendance certificate. It is your responsibility to retain a copy of your Verification of Attendance and submit your hours to ASHA.
➤➤➤ IS IT LEGAL TO PURCHASE THE COURSE AND SHARE IT WITH A FRIEND OR SHARE IT IN MY CLASSROOM.
No. This course is for individual purchase only. It is the same as if you were to take a class in person at a college or go to a conference to learn a new skill, each person pays for his or her own enrollment/tuition.
It is illegal for the course to be purchased once and shared among a group. Legal action will be taken.
➤➤➤ WHAT IS THE PRICE?
Here is a breakdown of what you're getting in the class and the value of each:
+ LIFETIME access to the class
+ 23 Video Lessons (total of 3 hours of lessons) from Adrienne, a certified, licensed Speech-Language Pathologist ($300 value)
+ Videos of the strategies with real toddlers ($50 value)
+ 7 printable checklists to keep your child on track ($45 value)
+ 4 Baby Sign Language Bonus Lessons ($60 value)
= A $455 total value for $197
This class is $197.
The value of this class remains constant; therefore, the price remains constant. This is why I never run sales or discount any of my classes. This price is the lowest it will ever be at $197.
I do plan on adding additional bonuses to this course in the future and the price will likely increase.
So, if you are already a member, you will be grandfathered in and you will receive any future bonuses for free! I will update you via email if I add bonuses.
➤➤➤ IS THERE A PAYMENT PLAN?
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. Some of my students have saved up for a couple of months before joining my classes (so in this way, you are creating your own payment plan through budgeting.
➤➤➤ HOW LONG IS THE CLASS?
Total video time = 3 hours
You can watch the videos as many times as you would like to review.
When you purchase, you are getting lifetime access to the course.
You take the course at your own pace, and you can repeat the course whenever you like.
You can’t “fall behind” so don’t worry if you have travel plans, get sick, or have something unexpected come up.
Am I on a deadline to start the course by a certain date?
No deadlines, you can start whenever you feel ready.
The entire course is waiting for you right now.
That means that all videos, materials, and bonuses will be accessible the minute you log in to your Member Area.
Does this class expire?
This course is yours to keep for the lifetime of the class. Learn at your own pace and then refresh your memory any time in the future to review. Even if it is years from now!
➤➤➤ IS THIS CLASS HELPFUL FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM?
Yes, these strategies can be used with all children.
The information I teach is helpful for children who have ASD in order to help strengthen their communication imitation and initiation skills.
In order to engage in conversation with others, children with ASD can be taught each element of conversation, including imitation, initiation, topic-setting, turn-taking, asking and answering questions, and ending a conversation politely.
Wait Time and imitation skills (the strategies I teach in this class) are research-based speech therapy strategies that are helpful for any child to give them the time and space to initiate and imitate communication.
➤➤➤ WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS CLASS AND ADRIENNE'S YOUTUBE VIDEOS?
My YouTube videos teach the “what” and my online class teaches the “how.”
➤My Youtube videos teach a variety of strategies that are more broad and teach isolated skills in no particular order or hierarchy.
➤My class teaches the exact steps, hierarchy, and the system for helping your child progress from not talking to talking. I walk you through the steps like do this first, then do this, next, do that, etc. I teach much more in-depth strategies, revealing the actual step-by-step system I use with my own speech therapy clients to get them from saying only a handful of words to talking in sentences and having conversations. My online class is structured with checklists and printouts where you can track your child's progress. The goal of the online class is to give you the skills needed to plug in the speech strategies into your daily life with your child and to implement the building blocks, strategies, and concepts during meal time, car riding time, play time, outdoor time, etc.
This comment from one of my students may help clarify for you:
"Before enrolling in this class, I felt overwhelmed with all the resources provided by our local Speech Therapist and somehow it still didn’t work and help with my child. I felt worried and still wanted to research more methods that could possibly work for my child. After taking Adrienne's class, I’m definitely more confident that the resources I now have will be more effective. I can’t help but compare to our current Speech Therapist with this class, I noticed that Adrienne's program and method is more effective for some reason. I like that it’s straight to the point and has a faster outcome and result than other styles from our other Speech Therapist. I’m grateful to discover and learn more about Adrienne’s methods. It is absolutely life changing, even my little one loves watching the videos with me and I feel like we’re both learning." ~Korinah R. (a student in my class)
➤➤➤ CAN MY INSURANCE COVER THE COST OF THIS CLASS?
Since my classes are educational in nature and not individualized with a treatment plan for your specific child with in-person therapy sessions, I don't believe that you'd be able to claim my courses under your insurance. Please check with your provider.
➤➤➤ DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS?
I want you to be satisfied with your purchase. I offer a refund period for purchases. Due to the nature of digital online classes, to be eligible for a refund, you must have not pressed the play button on any of the course videos.
With respect to any purchase, you must request your money back within 3 to 7 days of the purchase. You may request your money back by emailing [email protected] using the subject line “Refund.” That email must contain information about the product you purchased, the date of the purchase, and the email and name associated with any such purchase.
➤➤➤ Have another question that wasn't answered here?
Email Adrienne here.