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Modeling Language with Language Learners

Modeling Language with Language Learners

Modeling language is extremely important. We learn through watching and observing and imitating others. This modeling can take different forms, we can model signs, gestures, on AAC devices, and verbal language. It’s important that language is being modeled in the way...
Why Work on Following Directions? 

Why Work on Following Directions? 

The ability to follow directions is both an important functional skill and academic one. People, both children and adults alike, are constantly following directions throughout the day.  Daily Life Directions Functional directions are those that have a purpose in...
What Is Cluttering?

What Is Cluttering?

There are two types of fluency disorders: stuttering and cluttering. Parenting children who stutter has been covered previously, here.   Cluttering Explained While stuttering has been covered, we still have not touched on cluttering. Cluttering is a type of...
How to Practice Speech Goals at Home: Articulation

How to Practice Speech Goals at Home: Articulation

It’s important when practicing articulation at home to practice words your child can produce correctly, without errors. Often, simpler words are better when starting out. Next time you’re here at Small Talk, ask you child’s speech therapist for a list of words to...
Crash Course on Sensory Processing: Part Three

Crash Course on Sensory Processing: Part Three

Congratulations on making it this far! Learning about sensory processing can be overwhelming, especially if you have your own little one(s) struggling with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). This post will discuss the second set of categories that focus more on...