Is my child a late talker or should I be concerned? My child pulls me to what he wants instead of talks, should I be worried? Will sign language stop my child from talking? Do these questions sound familiar? You are not alone. Millions of parents ask the same questions about their child’s speech every day! Empower yourself to help your child now with The Cow Says Moo, an early intervention guide that will teach you the best, easy-to-use proven strategies for helping children learn to communicate! In 10 easy-to-follow tips, The Cow Says Moo provides the same proven, common sense strategies that are used by practitioners who provide direct home-based speech therapy to toddlers and their families. Tip 1: Do What Does Not Come Naturally shows you how to give your child a reason to talk. Tip 2: Juice or Milk? explains how to provide your child with more opportunities to expand his language skills. Tip 3: Simple Signs explains how you can use sign language to help your child make the connection that language has a purpose. Tip 4: Be Silly shows you how to incorporate silliness into everyday situations in order to promote listening skills. Tip 5: Talk It Out! explains how verbalizing your own actions and those of your child expose your child to different aspects of language, speech, and communication. Tip 6: Keep It Moving! explains how you can use oral motor exercises in order to help your child practice the mouth movements that are vital for speech. Tip 7: The Cow Says Moo shows you how to help your child find the right word. Tip 8: Break It Down shows you how to break words down into smaller components so that your child can communicate more effectively. Tip 9: Get Your Groove On shows you how to pair movement with sound in order to help your child learn language through a sensation other than sound. Tip 10: Books, Books, and More Books shows you how to incorporate books into your strategy for encouraging language development. The Cow Says Moo also contains songs and rhymes, a recommended book list, contact information for U.S. and Canadian early intervention programs, and simple sign language for toddlers. Look no further to get started on helping your child to talk! The Cow Says Moo delivers speech therapy at a level that the average parent can understand and implement.
Vicky McErlean graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and earned her Master of Science in Education from Long Island University. She is currently pursuing certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Vicky has worked as an early intervention therapist, providing home-based special instruction to children from diverse backgrounds and with various impairments and developmental delays for over a decade. In her current employment, Vicky often identifies and refers children with speech and language disorders, cognitive impairment, sensory integration dysfunction, and autistic spectrum disorder. She consults and co-treats with other professionals in the field of early intervention, including occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and medical professionals. She has received numerous awards from both the families she has served and her current employer, the largest pediatric rehabilitation health system in the United States.
Passionate about early intervention, Vicky is committed to providing parents with the necessary tools to actively help their children within the context of their own lifestyle.read more
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