Using Language to Support Transitions for Toddlers

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This parent/caregiver handout is designed to give ideas on how to incorporate language into transition times for toddlers to decrease maladaptive behaviors or familial stress. Alt, M., Mettler, H. M., Eriksonn, J. A., Figueroa, C. R., Etters-Thomas, S. E., Arizmendi, G. D., & Oglivie, T. (2019). Exploring input parameters in an expressive vocabulary treatment with […]
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When the First Words Have Not Emerged: Tips & Strategies

September 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource provides strategies and recommendations for children who present with delays in the emergence of their first words. Feldman, H. M. (2019). How young children learn language and speech. Pediatrics in review, 40(8), 398-411. Therapy Insights (2020). Expressive and receptive vocabulary milestones for toddlers. Therapy insights (2023). Delayed or age expected: when to get […]
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Early Identification of Children at Risk of Communication Disorders: Introducing a Novel Battery of Dynamic Assessments for Infants (2023)

June 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Early intervention for children with communication disorders can greatly support the development of communication skills and prevent possible negative outcomes related to poor speech-language abilities. Poor identification by professionals may be due to the limited amount of assessment instruments available for children younger than 3 years of age. This study explores the utilization of dynamic […]
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How to Use Book Reading to Expand Your Infant & Toddler’s Language

May 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
Book reading can allow for numerous learning opportunities. This handout details some ways in which families and clinicians can help to build language in infants and toddlers. Video on how to use this resource: Dicataldo, R., Rowe, M. L., & Roch, M. (2022). “Let’s Read Together”: A Parent-Focused Intervention on Dialogic Book Reading to Improve […]
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Palliative Care and Pediatric Feeding & Swallowing

January 22, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Palliative care often involves a multidisciplinary team of specialists who aim to assist in maintaining or enhancing quality of life for patients who may or may not be terminally ill. This course covers content for families, caregivers, and providers who are unsure of what their roles should entail when advocating for patients who wish to […]
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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Strategies and Supports in Birth-10yo

January 19, 2022 by Megan Berg.
This course will explore the presentation of NAS in newborns all the way to school age. From feeding issues that arise soon after birth, to language delays in toddlerhood, and then behavioral challenges in a structured school setting, this population is frequently seen on a speech-language pathologist’s caseload. This course provides immediately applicable ideas and […]
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