Blog

Not talking Yet? Here are some tips!

Is your two year old not talking yet?

Here are some basic techniques you can employ right away to help him get started:

1-Start teaching him signs. Good first sign words are more, open, help and all done. Pair the sign with the word every time you use it.

IEP Meetings-A Process

Attending an IEP meeting is inherently a stressful, often fearful, time for parents. An initial IEP occurs after a child has been assessed for the very first time, usually around age 3. A speech therapist and possibly a psychologist are scheduled to visit your home and interview you about how your child communicates and behaves.

Techniques to help your child talk more-For children with Autism or language delays

Ask Questions:

Asking questions is usually a quick go-to when wanting your child to speak. What's that? Where is it? Do you want it? There are other less demanding ways though to help your child speak more often. If you have a child on the Autism Spectrum, all the more important to use varying techniques to help your child speak more often but more importantly, spontaneously.

Autism Speaks

We had an amazing time at the Autism Speaks SF Walk this year.  We urge you to get out and walk with us in San Jose this April!

Click below to register

http://act.autismspeaks.org/

We think we’re helping but…

As parents we all anticipate our children's needs. We do it naturally without a second thought. When he has trouble putting his shoe on, we reach in and put it on for him.  When he can't get that puzzle piece in immediately, we reach over and show him how to get it in.

The key to therapy-CUEING

 

If hearing language all around him was enough, your child would not be in speech therapy right now. We need to give your child another way of taking in information, not just auditorily. Cueing, or prompting, is the key. In therapy we cannot just tell your child what to say all the time and you should not be doing so at home either.