Pediatric SLP Bundle: Language Handouts for Parents and Caregivers
This bundle comes with 18 handouts designed for speech-language pathologists working with the pediatric population to share with parents and caregivers to help improve understanding of language impairments and therapy goals. This bundle includes these resources:
Handout: What is Echolalia and Why is My Child Using It?
This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with kids with autism and their families. The handout uses accessible language for parents and caregivers to understand what echolalia is and how it helps children learn and process language in a natural way.
What is a Developmental Language Delay, or "Late Talker”?
This handout is designed for therapists working with children and their families to address developmental language delay. The handout is targeted towards parents and caregivers seeking more information, particularly immediately after their child has been evaluated. The handout describes how this diagnosis is a primary diagnosis and lays out specific challenges their child might face.
Commonly Used Toys in Early Language Intervention
This handout is designed for therapists working with the early intervention pediatric population. The handout describes many of the toys included in an SLP's tooklit and how parents and caregivers can use these toys at home to carry-over practice for speech therapy goals.
My Calm Down Strategies
This handout is designed for therapists working with the pediatric population on strategies to reduce anxiety and overwhelm and effectively communicate to parents, caregivers, and other adults when they need a break. The resource offers 5 visual cards for calm down strategies, as well as a blank square that you can use to create an individualized strategy for the child.
Aided Language Stimulation
This handout is designed for pediatric therapists working with children and their families using AAC devices for communication. The handout describes what aided language stimulation is and provides concrete ways to use this method to help children successfully learn how to use their AAC devices.
Social Skills Development Milestones
This handout is designed for pediatric clinicians working with children and their families to address pragmatic language skills. The handout provides basic information regarding social skills milestones that are expected from birth through 10 years of age. This handout is meant to provide families and caregivers with a starting point when understanding pragmatic language delays.
Incorporating Speech and Language Skills into Daily Activities
This handout is designed for clinicians working with the pediatric population to address functional speech and language activities. The handout is designed for parents/caregivers and provides concrete instructions on how to address speech and language skills in the context of bathroom time, morning and nightly routines, and mealtimes.
Imitation and Child Language Development
Imitation is key to successful pediatric language development. This handout is designed to help parents and caregivers understand this important connection and also provides quick tips on how to teach imitation to children.
Summer Language Carryover Ideas for Parents/Caregivers
This handout is designed for parents/caregivers and provides concrete strategies to improve carryover of language skills into summer activities. The handout is divided into strategies targeting younger children and older children. Encourage carryover outside of the structured therapy environment with this fun and colorful handout!
Types of Gestures in Pediatric Development
This handout is designed to help parents and caregivers understand pediatric development of gestures. The handout defines the difference between deictic gestures and representational gestures with guidelines on typical development guidelines for the pediatric population.
This handout is designed for therapists working with children who are in the stages of developing the tools necessary to acquire linguistic skills. This handout contains a list of 8 chronological skills that come before language that are expected to develop between 9 and 15 months.
Executive Function Milestones for Kids
This handout is designed for parents and caregivers and breaks down the expected executive functional milestones between the ages of 0 and 18. Includes a brief description of executive functioning.
How to Get Children to Answer Questions at Home
Many children with language delays/disorders have difficulty answering “wh” questions, especially about their day at school. This handout lays out some ideas that may help. Designed for parents and caregivers.
Childhood Trauma's Effect on Language Development
Children who have experienced trauma are also likely to have lower language skills. 35% of children with speech and language delays have experienced maltreatment. This handout describes how trauma can affect language development and describes the role of speech-language pathologists who work with pediatric survivors of trauma.
Activities for Children with Hearing Loss
This handout describes various activities to use with children who have some degree of hearing impairment. Designed for therapists, teachers, parents, and caregivers to spark conversation and ideas of how to provide opportunities for leadership, participation, and communication for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Pronoun Milestones
This quick visual is designed for speech-language pathologists and other professionals working with the pediatric population and their families and caregivers. The handout provides approximate ages of pronoun development for both clinicians and caregivers.
- Tips for Building Language Skills in the Community
This handout provides some ideas on how parents and caregivers can carryover speech therapy goals in the community.
- Language Strategies During Shared Book Reading
This handout gives ideas to structure shared reading interactions. Shared reading is a great way to offer opportunities for eliciting and scaffolding language.
Encourage Language While Playing with Toys
Playing with simple toys can be a great opportunity for parents to encourage language development. This handout provides some strategies that parents can implement right away when playing with their children.