Are you upset that your child is not talking as much as his peers? Is he growing increasingly annoyed because he can’t tell you his wants and needs? It can be a harrowing experience when your child is unable to say he’s hungry, has a tummy ache or simply wants to eat blueberries and not apples. If you are near tears because you constantly have to interpret your child’s intentions and desires, do not despair. Get ready to bring out the toys, shake up your perspective, decrease your frustration and learn some tried and true techniques to get your child talking.
In, My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child’s Language Development, author and speech language pathologist Kimberly Scanlon helps parents, educators and others learn effective strategies to develop language in young children without studying dense textbooks and without buying more products or toys. Skillfully balancing information learned from years as a speech language pathologist, Kimberly teaches her readers how to carefully elicit and model communication, develop routines, encourage appropriate play, and foster confidence and independence to achieve communication success. Readers will learn that the keys to developing communication in young children take patience, clever thinking, consistency and lots of predictability. The step-by-step instructions and numerous examples will quickly facilitate your learning so you can acquire the skills needed to be a positive coach in your child’s journey.
Scanlon is a licensed speech pathologist and is nationally certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). She is a creative thinker and a passionate therapist who believes that children should have fun in therapy. She graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science and earned her Master of Arts in Communication Disorders from Montclair State University. Kimberly keeps busy running her private practice, Scanlon Speech Therapy, in Ramsey. A life-long resident of Bergen County, Kimberly lives with her husband, Ryan, their daughter, Kerrigan.
My Toddler Talks is available for purchase at $24.95 by visiting mytoddlertalks.com.