Early Language Activities

Using Everyday Objects for Language: Tooth Brushing Edition

Continuing with our series on using everyday objects for language. On Week 3 we will focus on all things brushing teeth. We will have 4-5 activities and crafts to complete throughout the week. My goal is to keep it simple and use only items you likely already have or can substitute easily (after all- we… Continue reading Using Everyday Objects for Language: Tooth Brushing Edition

Autism, Eye Contact, Neurodiversity, Social Language, Speech Language Pathology

Teaching the Purpose of Eye Contact

"He doesn't look at me when I talk to him"... One of the most common phrases we hear from parents or teachers when doing and autism evaluation. Goals for teaching eye contact are found frequently on Individualized Education Plans and this is often practiced by making cues (visually by pointing or a picture card, or… Continue reading Teaching the Purpose of Eye Contact

Play, Social Language, Toddler

Tips for Getting Toddlers to Play Together

Using where they're at to set realistic expectations in play Children show their first signs of social interactions with a social smile at about 4 weeks old. However, it's not until age 2 that your child will begin to truly play with peers their same age, not just their caregivers (Scott, 2020). Prior to 2… Continue reading Tips for Getting Toddlers to Play Together