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  • 01:04

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

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    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.  

  • 00:40

    #259 Understanding the Chart from Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers Book

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    #259 Understanding the Chart from Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers Book


    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP from teachmetotalk.com as she discusses issues related to toddlers with speech-language delays.


    Here's a question I receive at least weekly from a mom or an SLP:


    "Dear Laura.... I've purchased your Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers book and am using it with a few of my kiddos. I've skimmed the entire book and  am having success with some of my harder clients that weren't making any progress before, but I don't understand when to progress a child to the next level. How long do I work on skills in one level before moving on? Can you point me to your specific criteria for each level in your book? I also think it would be helpful to list that information on your chart." 


    I wish it were that simple!!


    In this week's show, we'll discuss how I use "the chart" diagnostically with toddlers with expressive language delays and how to use the information to plan therapy goals and activities for sessions.


    Get the book Building Verbal Imitation Skills in Toddlers


    If you're a pediatric therapist, take the CE course Steps to Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers!


     

  • 00:53

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

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    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!! 

  • 02:17

    Urban Therapy with Sun #130 The Grown And Sexy: What's It All About?

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    Is there an age that you think that no adult should go to the clubs, bars, lounges to hang out? If so, what would that age be? What would the reasons be?

    Most bars and clubs are designed to attract younger people but the evidence shows that there is a market that is thriving for the 40+ and up crowd to do their thing. Line dancing (Stepping) has definitely done a lot to get our older heads out of the house and onto the dance floor as well as the booming social clubs like bike clubs, car and truck clubs and the Masonic Temples are always throwing something.
    Grown and Sexy is the term that is often used to describe the older crowd of party goers. Every weekend you can hear of a party or function that is for the Grown and Sexy but what does that really mean?
     

  • 00:31

    Spirit Therapy Radio - Cosmic Teachers

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    Every Monday Nicole talks to you about what's happening with us energetically.  The themes are universal now.  Everyone is making the same transitions with unique personal details.  Each topic is designed to address the current vibe of the week.  Join Nicole for your weekly taste of life from the metaphysical view. 


    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 practice of Happiness and Well-Being. Nicole does daily research into planetary aspects, holistic teachings, channels and remote writings. She invites you to benefit from her findings.


    Sponsored by the wonderful creations of Daughters of Isis: Essential oils, Flower essences and Spirit given tools to aid you on your life journey. Daughtersofisis.com

  • 00:50

    Art Therapy and Motherhood

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    Kate King, author of Authentic Mother, will share her story on how to work creatively to express and explore your feelings as you enter motherhood - from day one the changes are endless and women's real emotions are just not talked about enough. Release the taboo of a mothers emotional journey and work with art to connect deeply with your authentic voice in motherhood.  Not only can you use Art Therapy to support your own journey, but also as an effective parenting tool.  While Kate works broadly, she has special interest in the following areas:  Eating Disorders, Tweens & Teens, Depression, Anxiety & Suicide, Pregnancy and New Parenting issues.  You can fin Kate and her book The Authentic Mother www.kateking.org

  • 00:59

    Dance Therapy, Parkinson's Disease and Kirk Gibson

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    Tonight I will be talking with guest Erica Horthal about Dance Therapy and how this form of therapy can help anyone from children to seniors in a very unique way.


    Also this evening on Conversations In Care I will be talking with Associate Producer and host of The Fischer report about Parkinson's Disease and the recent diagnosis of Kirk Gibson.


    Join us in conversation by calling (646) 478-4343 or by using the #CICLive.

  • 01:03

    CAR Therapy for Myeloma Treatment with Dr. Craig Hofmeister

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    CS1-CAR is a new and radically different approach in cancer treatment that harnesses the power of the patients immune system to rid itself of cancer. Initial clinical trials of a similar therapy used in treating Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia showed extraordinary success 88% of patients achieved complete remission. CureTalk panelists are talking to Dr. Craig Hofmeister to help us understand this new therapy and how myeloma patients will benefit.


    MMORE: Multiple Myeloma Opportunities for Research & Education (www.mmore.org) is a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for early-stage innovative myeloma research. MMORE spoke about this innovative research on CureTalks in March and we continue the conversation with the researchers in this episode.


    Dr. Craig Hofmeister is assistant professor of medicine at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Dr. Hofmeister received his medical degree from The Ohio State University and completed his internship, residency, and fellowship training at Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center in Illinois. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. Dr. Hofmeister's clinical and research interests include multiple myeloma and blood and marrow transplantation. 


    On the panel are Gary Petersen, Pat Killingsworth and Jack Aiello. RSVP Now!


     

  • 02:20

    Urban Therapy with Sun #128 The Amount Of Time It Takes To........

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    How much time should it take to get over or at least past a breakup and how long should you wait after a breakup to start dating again?

    How much time should it take to grieve the loss of a loved one?

    How long should you date before you get engaged to someone?

    How long should a mother breastfeed her children?

    How long should you:

    Use condoms before using other forms of birth control?
    Let your kids live at home?

    Wait before you let someone meet your parents?

    Date before you let someone meet your kids?

    Succumb to depression before seeking professional help?

    Support someone financially before you cut them off?

    Allow your kids to be in diapers before potty training?

    Work at a job that has little or no chance for advancement?

    Etc, etc,etc.

    You get what this show is about? This is a call in show to ask about the timeline of anything you wanna know and we're gonna try to answer everything to the best of our ability.

    It never hurts to ask right? Let's see what we get out of this.

  • 00:27