Help Your Child Talk: Best Speech and Language Development Blog Posts for Parenting and Early Years Teaching Information
Here are a few must-read posts, written by communication specialists, speech and language therapists and speech language pathologists, for parents or teachers. The blogs have plenty of other posts, so why not visit and find out more.
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Mommy Speech Therapy
A great post on taking turns with your child to encourage her language development. The post includes useful examples. I found the author’s tone exceptionally friendly and engaging.
Smart Talkers guest post by the Talking Matters team www.talkingmatters.com.au gives 10 ways to develop your child’s language. The short, snappy post is crammed with sound advice. Print it out and stick it on the wall.
Speech Therapy Web
This post is stuffed full of tips on using your daily routine to grow your child’s language skills. Busy parents, you don’t need to devote hours to your child’s language development: just ollow these tips throughout the day.
Teach Me To Talk
This post aims at teachers rather than parents, with ideas for circle time, focusing on keeping activities for 2-year olds short and interesting. It offers thought-provoking insights for parents as well as teachers.
The Speech Pathway
This post reprints an email from a parent who has been working on her own with her son, following the advice on this blog. It’s about the sounds of speech rather than a difficulty in developing language. This mother worked hard!
This is my own blog and I post here regularly. This post suggests some mostly inexpensive but great toys for baby language learning. Ask your baby’s friends and family to avoid loud plastic toys and give your child something he’ll learn from for months and years.
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I write this Communication Blog
Frances Evesham: on the run around Europe for years, with only a husband, three children and a succession of opinionated cats to keep me out of trouble. Somerset stopped me in my tracks. Now I walk in the country and breathe sea air. I will get around to cleaning the house soon.
I've been a speech therapist, a professional communication fiend and a road sweeper. I sometimes work in the criminal courts to uphold fair questioning of people with special needs.
I smell the roses, lavender and rosemary as I cook with a glass of wine in one hand and a bunch of chillies in the other. Writing historical romances and books on communication leaves enough time to enjoy bad jokes and puns and wish I’d kept on with the piano lessons.