Category Archives: Teach me to understand

How to teach your baby to talk

AMEN! YES I GET IT!  I KNOW WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO! When I am working with a little one (12 -18 months) on expressive language development (that means the sounds/words she is producing-her use of words) the challenge … Continue reading

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How to teach your child to understand WH questions

  ANSWERING WHAT QUESTIONS IN REFERENCE TO ACTIONS:  (FOR EXAMPLE: WHAT AM I DOING?) Asking questions to your little one will help to elicit language….and also will help in their understanding of language……however…you have to be sure of what your expectationsare and … Continue reading

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Teach me to understand…teach me to follow directions.

Just the other day I had a few questions from parents regarding their little one’s understanding of language and following directions…more specifically…what is a good starting point when working on following directions.  If you suspect that your child is having … Continue reading

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Following directions…listening…waiting…taking turns…compliance and flexibility.

  One of my biggest challenges at times can be a little one’s compliance and flexibility…her ability to actually attend to the task…and be flexible and tolerate certain expectations.  Now of course the receptive component in a little one’s overall … Continue reading

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How to improve eye contact and spontaneous language in children

    Thanks to my four children as seen above demonstrating the use of my parachute….I bought this one through Amazon…and like it because it is the perfect size for the little ones I see for therapy.  Once again I … Continue reading

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Tip of the day…..making inferences

  ~MAKING INFERENCES~ When working with a little one between three and four years of age you can begin to address her ability to make inferences….I have targeted this skill as early as two and a half…and at that age…I … Continue reading

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More on Auditory Discrimination!

    Play to Learn-What Sound?…..is still in the Beta version…this means that we are working out the kinks…fine tuning it…and making sure that we are happy with the finished project.  What I love about it being in the Beta … Continue reading

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What is auditory discrimination?

Auditory discrimination is your child’s ability to discriminate one sound from another…to discriminate similar sounds….her ability to indicate the similarities and differences in sounds…to auditorily discriminate.  For some little ones this is a challenging task….and if your little one is having difficulty … Continue reading

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How to improve your child’s ability to follow gross motor directions

    “If you’re happy and you know it“   Everyone is familiar with this song…I think it is pretty safe to say…..and what a great song to work on following a gross motor directive (as well as body parts….read … Continue reading

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What is receptive language?

  Receptive language is your little one’s understanding of language.  When she hears you speak….does she actually understand what you are saying.  Many parents will say to me…when I present their little one with a task such as: Give me … Continue reading

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