Quick Tips to Get a 2 Year Old Talking

February 23, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Quick Tips to Get a 2 Year Old Talking | Filed in: Language.






When asking questions, avoid questions with yes/no answers. Instead of asking, Do you want something to drink?, ask Do you want milk or juice? If they cannot answer, get the milk and juice out, let them point, then say the word for them. Use this technique with getting dressed, blue shirt or red shirt and • Read More »

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Let’s Talk About Science: Using Science for Language Activities

February 23, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Let’s Talk About Science: Using Science for Language Activities | Filed in: Language.






When some people think of science, they think of textbooks and formulas. In reality, science gives us the opportunity of looking at the world around us. It gives us a closer look at the things we find in the world everyday. Here are a few ideas to incorporate science fun into language activities: Crepe Paper • Read More »

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Putting Language and Articulation Therapy to Music

February 23, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Putting Language and Articulation Therapy to Music | Filed in: Articulation, Language.






It is amazing how we remember words more easily when they are put to music. Even older adults can remember the sing-song of nursery rhymes even after not hearing them for years. In most individuals, the music center of the brain is in the right hemisphere while the language center is in the left hemisphere. • Read More »

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The Importance of Pretend Play

February 23, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on The Importance of Pretend Play | Filed in: Language.






Almost everyone comes into the world with the wondrous capacity to imagine and if they don’t, we can teach them. Toddlers use play themes that reflect their home life. During the second year, children begin to act out their imaginings in spontaneous, dramatic play. As language and understanding increase, the actions children copy become more • Read More »

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