Speech Therapy

Toys Worth Talkin’ For

Parents often ask me what toys they should buy their kid for their birthday or Christmas that build speech and language. The best toys usually don’t have batteries, and can be played with in lots of different ways. They also need to be fun for a wide age group, so it won’t be a toy they play with for a week and forget about. Here are some of my speech therapy must have toys! These are affiliate links, by the way ­čÖé

Up first is the this adorable Critter Clinic! A toy that spans ages, and is great for requesting, labeling, spatial locations, verbs, and animal noises. Each door is unlocked with a corresponding key, and vet tools are available to help the sick animals.

Will My Child Stop Stuttering?

Stuttering is a complex speech disorder. Stuttering can rotate through periods of low or no stuttering at all to┬ámore severe episodes of stuttering. ┬áSome parents hesitate to intervene because they see the stutter getting better and worse over and over again, and hope that the “better” part of the cycle will stick.

Treatment of stuttering varies depending on the age of the child. Today, lets address stuttering in 3-6 year old children.

How Can I Help My Child Talk?

No matter what stage of development your child is in, there are many things you can do to help your child learn language!

The first thing you need to do is figure out what skills they have. ┬áOnce you know where your child is at with their communication skills, you can focus on what speech skills come next. ┬áThose “next step” skills are what you can work on with your child.