• 01:04

    #252 Ideas for Toddlers Who Don't Sit Still for Speech Therapy

    in Parents

    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she provides ideas for a mom who complained that her child can't sit still to work with her on developing language and has difficulty maintaining attention during therapy sessions. 


    From Laura... Here's the truth... MANY late talking toddlers can't (not WON'T) sit still. We'll BRIEFLY talk about why that is and then move on to ideas that WORK for our friends who need to move, move, move. Here's a list of things I do with my busiest little friends:



    Do what they like!
    Decrease demands overall so that a child doesn't feel "forced." Participation is your ONLY goal. This can dramatically help!!
    Don't sit... MOVE! Target language during gross motor movement or outside playground activities such as sliding, jumping on a trampoline, swinging, etc...
    Try social games where moving is a part of the game - Ring Around the Rosies, Row Row Your Boat, Ride a Little Horsie - verbal routines during those games to target receptive and expressive language.
    Introduce play that involves moving - improvise a basketball game even without a hoop, bowling, launcher toys, and relay games
    Work on Structured Teaching Tasks - TEACCH method
    Over time begin to alternate activities move - sit - move - sit
    Modify a child's space so that movement is less of an option. Beware....belting them into a high chair is usually NOT a good option! 
    Don't try strategies for older children like "if/then." Many times our little friend DON'T understand that promise.
    Reinforce sitting.  

  • 00:53

    #256 New Siblings and Late Talking Toddlers... Oh My!

    in Parents

    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she answers a mom's question about her late talking toddler since the arrival of a new baby...


    "I hope you can help me! We bought your dvd for our daughter who will be 3 in April. Before our second daughter was born (in August), she would name everything we pointed to. She would tell us the color of things animal sounds, etc. Since the new baby, she refuses to answer these questions. We know she knows them because she will be in the room alone and say "What's this? A horse! Nay!" And occasionally she will answer them for us. But hardly ever. She also prefers to say "Thirsty" instead of "I am thirsty." which she CAN say. Same thing for "I want...." She prefers to say "Muffins" instead of "I want muffins" but she occasionally says the whole thing. When we ask her to say it, she gets upset. A while ago, she would scream "THIRSTY - AHHHH!" and we would try to get her to not scream. She stopped saying it altogether, so we are trying to avoid that again. Can you help us? Our insurance does not cover speech therapy and the person who came to us with early intervention didn't believe she could speak at all. We are trying just to repeat what we want her to say but give her what she wants but we're getting nowhere. Same thing with the labeling questions. We followed your DVD and she follows everything perfectly, it's just these other things.
    Thanks so much for your time!"


    Tune in for my ideas! It may not be what you think!! 


     

  • 00:55

    #255 Goal Writing, Fatigue during Therapy, The Power of Distraction and more!

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    In this episode pediatric Laura Mize, M.S, CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com answers a variety of questions from SLPs and parents. We'll talk about how I write goals for toddlers and young preschoolers for speech therapy, what it means when a toddler is fatigued during therapy (it may not be what you think!), and why DISTRACTION is one of the most powerful tools you can use when working with our little friends. If we have time, we'll even tackle a mom's questions about handling her toddler's language regression since the arrival of a new baby. All that and maybe even a little more on this week's show!! 

  • 00:29

    Technology to Improve Speech

    in Parents

    Join Sara Bingham, WeeHands Founder and author of The Baby Signing Book, each week as she shares parenting tips, language development strategies, and the joys of connecting with your baby, toddler and/or preschool child.


    Since 2001, WeeHands has been an industry-leading children's sign language and language development program delivered through interactive, fun classes, as well as a line of tailored products. In 2014, WeeHands became part of Morneau Shepell’s Children's Support Solutions, an organization that provides health-centered and educational services to children with differences to help them reach their potential.


    This week, Sara will chat with Pamela Mandell, founder of Speak Eazy Apps and a certified speech-language pathologist with over 14 years of experience specializing in the field of early intervention. On this show we'll chat about the use of use of technology to improve speech and language skills.

  • 01:29

    SONG THERAPY PAYS TRIBUTE TO "MAXEE" OF BROWNSTONE

    in Entertainment

    This week on SONG THERAPY Pays Tribute to "MAXEE" of BROWNSTONE breaking down "GRAPEVYNE"   Topic: Gossiping and Relationships; does it affect your relationship?


    “SONG THERAPY” is Today’s Hottest & Progressive Music Platform Created to Heal the Pain and Soothe the Soul. So Sit Back, Relax and Unwind as we take you on this Therapeutic Musical Journey. It’s Time for you to join the Crew on the First Ever Virtual Couch. Remember no one likes to go to Therapy, but they love to come to SONG THERAPY!!!!


    Call in / Listen every Tuesday @ 9pm est/ 6pm pst 347-855-8964. See you on the virtual couch!

  • 02:05

    Do we still have freedom of speech?

    in Politics Conservative

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”


     


    These 45 words make up the complete First Amendment to the U.S.  Constitution.  For many of us, they are the most important words ever strung into a complex sentence, because they’re the foundation for the unique American way of life.


    Only individually can we and do we, choose not to hate, or not to be ignorant, or not to be racist, no law or legislation can do that, or choose that, for us. It is too great an infringement on our Liberty, to have to be selective of every word that we choose, just so we do not offend anyone. People do not have to listen to people they find offensive, or read what people have written if they find it offensive, or watch entertainment they find offensive, or look at art they find offensive. They have the power and the right to censor for themselves, but not others or society. We need to get back to the place where we once were in this Country. When people were willing to fight and die to give liberty and freedom to everyone, and not just the people they agreed with.


     


    Freedom of Speech is valued by most people as a God given right that are so important, it must be guaranteed by the government. Americans after the Revolutionary War decided they did not want the government restricting their speech. In general, at the time of the writing of the Constitution, the concern about protecting free speech was in regard to protecting political speech.

  • 01:31

    Sax Therapy for your Mind, Body and Soul!!! Live Sax Tonight!!!

    in Music

    well, to be honest now I'm pissed off cuz I deleted the first description of my show and I lost all the creative flow that I had describing this show and what I was going to do tonight! So, that's the real deal! Nevertheless, TuneIn while we listen to music from my friends and maybe I'll talk about some hot topics of the day. I'm going to perform live tonight so its a special 90 minute show so get ready hope you enjoy the show Sax  Therapy for your Mind, Body and Soul!!!

  • 00:40

    Journal Club: Journal of Music Therapy 51 (4)

    in Health

    Dr. Meganne Masko and I are discussing the articles in the Journal of Music Therapy volume 51 issue 4.

  • 00:30

    Spirit Therapy Radio - Recalibration of Energy

    in Politics

    Since March 20th everything has shifted.  I'd call this phase 2 of our recalibration process.  This time is about releasing any lingering stuff; people, places, things, jobs, negative thinking... anything that has no purpose or usefulness in your life.  At the same time, going with the flow when there is a glitch in the system, such as computer malfunctions, internet being off line, contacts lost... you know what I'm talking about.  How we deal with what comes are way, sets a path for our future.  Join me for a smooth recalibration. :-)


    Visit our Website: www.spirittherapynyc.com Contact Nicole: spirittherapynyc@gmail.com


    Spirit Therapist Nicole Tomassini is trained in Psychology, Education and the Intuitive Arts. She is the founder of Spirit Therapy NYC and has dedicated many years to the science of Happiness and Well-Being. 


    Sponsored by Daughtersofisis.com -- Daughters of Isis creators of essential oils, flower essences and Spirit tools to aid you on your life journey.

  • 01:00

    Part - 1b: The TRUTH Therapy Difference

    in Prayer

    Now that we know that truth therapy works, we will move forward in understanding what makes it so different from other therapy methods that we might heard of or experienced.  On this show we take the time to assess our current state of thinking and discuss a blueprint for emotional health.  Join our, “work in progress,” as we take our first steps. 


    Book reference: "Learning to tell myself the truth." by William Backus. A 6-week guide to freedom from Anger, Anxiety, Depression, and Perfectionism. 

  • 00:46

    NHA & Core Attachment Therapy

    in Education

    Our guest for March will be Dorothy Derapelian.  We are so excited to add her to our line-up of guests for 2015.


    Dorothy has been in private practice since 1986. She obtained my Bachelor of Science from The University of Texas at Austin in 1976 and her Master of Education from the University of New Hampshire in 1986. She specializes in play therapy and has worked with many children in the foster care system. While working with these children, it became apparent that their emotional needs are extremely important to help them move forward with their greatness.


    To do so, she began creating Core Attachment Therapy© in the early 2000’s and became an advanced trainer for NHA® in 2007. She also conduct home studies for Child and Family Services for families interested in domestic and international adoptions. But most importantly, Dorothy is an adoptive mother. Adopting a lovely girl from Russia at the age of 6. She is currently 25 years old and is an example of walking in greatness.

    We hope you'll join us for another inspiring program. 

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