All children are born with some ability to communicate. From a baby's first cries and coos to the complex speech production of adults, we all need and desire to communicate with others. However, for some children, the development of speech and language skills may be difficult. It may be equally difficult or frustrating for caregivers and adults when communication is ineffective.
As a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, I have created this website to help parents, caregivers, teachers, friends, therapists, and relatives of language and speech delayed children. We cover a variety of topics, including talking tips for ideas to stimulate language development; a speech forum to communicate with speech-language pathologists or other families; links to many other helpful sites, a sign language section with multiple common signs, and a books/products section if you choose to obtain further information/helpful products. Thank you for visiting this site!
* NEW* "Sounds Like Fun" Early Literacy Classes to address spoken language to literacy connection. Contact Jenny@speechdelay.com for more information
Don't forget to check out the very popular "How to Help Your Child Talk Better in Everyday Activities" by Mary Lou Johnson, a frequent visitor to our forum. The items have been uniquely chosen to help with development of speech, feeding, language or communication skills, and are items I often use in therapy. We also have included a new Book Review page.
There’s help for children who have delayed or disordered speech or language development, apraxia of speech and other articulation difficulties, and other issues that slow down this developmental process. Parents and others can help a toddler, preschooler, or older child speak better and develop language skills by using specific techniques. This eBook provides clear explanations, information, and lots of examples.