Get your child talk about school

Helpful Ideas to Get Your Child to Talk About School

When I speak with parents of children with language disorders, one common concern I hear is that my child can't tell me about his school day. This concern makes sense.  It's natural for a parent to want to know about their child's day and to be able to talk about school. However, children with language disorders demonstrate [...]

child's eye contact

Powerful Ways to Increase Your Child’s Eye Contact

Does your child have difficulty looking at you when asking for things or telling you something? Poor eye contact is very common for child on the Autism Spectrum. Establishing and maintaining eye contact is an important ability to have socially. There are some ways you can work with your child to help increase this skill. [...]

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5 Quality Products to Practice Answering Questions With Your Child

If your child has a language delay or disorder, it's likely they may have difficulty answering "wh" questions (who, what, where, when, why).  Some children provide no answer to these questions and others may repeat part of the question back to you.  You may be wondering what you can do at home to help your [...]

5 Games to Promote Language Development

Playing games with your child is a perfect way to spend time together and work on increasing language skills.  You can work with your child on turn-taking skills, following directions, increasing vocabulary, and expanding utterances.  Below are 5 games to get you started working on these goals.  1. Candy Land Game When playing Candy Land with [...]

5 Cause and Effect Toys to Increase Joint Attention

Joint attention is when you and your child share attention or focus on the same item.  If your child has Autism or a significant communication disorder then your child may have difficulty with this skill. Joint attention is an important part of language development, as well as social skills.  Certain cause and effect toys can [...]