Playing can bring you together with your child. But what if your child isn’t talking yet? What if you’re not sure how to play with your child? Maybe your child already sees a speech therapist and you want to do more at home. Or maybe you are questioning if your child needs to be evaluated.
I created PlayTalk&Grow share my love of toys and to teach parents how to encourage speech in their children. I have heard from parents many times over the years that they just want something simple and quick to practice at home. I have selected an array of premium, high quality toys that are fun, exciting, and will provide easy targets for speech and language at home. The video tutorials will guide you through various research-based strategies and techniques to encourage and “pull” language from your child.
The videos offer a wide range of information from working on pre-communication skills of joint attention, gestures, and encouraging first words; up to more advanced language skills of using pronouns, wh- questions, and expanding language into sentences.
These videos will not replace speech therapy with a certified therapist, but will provide you with additional knowledge and skills to encourage your child’s speech at home. I hope you find them helpful and if you have questions, feel free to reach out to me!