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Playgrounds & Social Skills for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Playgrounds have been my lifesaver as a new parent. They are just such a great way to have a play date without having to clean your house or spend any money! We’ve been taking B to them since she started crawling. But most importantly I love playgrounds for the language and social skills learning opportunities… Continue reading Playgrounds & Social Skills for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Childhood Development, Early Language, Speech Language Pathology, Toddler, Uncategorized

Vocabulary Words That Set Up Your Child For Speaking in Sentences

Isn't it exciting when you hear those first words your child says? All of those months of house tours, reading, and exploring the word with you narrating is finally paying off and your child is beginning to talk! So now what? How do you continue to help your child have a new way to express… Continue reading Vocabulary Words That Set Up Your Child For Speaking in Sentences

Childhood Development, Early Language, Uncategorized

“The Wait” in Communication

Speech Language Pathologists do a lot of talking. We describe, label, initiate greetings, continue conversations, facilitate conversations, etc. But there's another strategy that is just as powerful- the "Expectant Wait". When we pause and wait for a child's response it gives them the time they need to process what was said and contribute meaningful information… Continue reading “The Wait” in Communication