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  • 00:01

    Top Tips for Language Development

    in Parents

    Join Sara Bingham, WeeHands Founder and author of The Baby Signing Book: Includes 450 ASL Signs for Babies and Toddlers, 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.


    On today's show, Sara will chat with Jennifer Benedik, the Co-Founder and Co-Director at ULTRA Health Service. Jennifer is a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist and on today's we'll be discussing Jennifer's top 3 tips to encourage language development.

  • 01:00

    #261 When No One Diagnosis Fits... How to Treat Toddlers Without a Diagnosis

    in Parents

    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she answers a mother's questions about her little boy who is a "mystery" to his evaluators. Will NOT having a firm diagnosis negatively affect treatment outcomes? Can we select a treatment approach without a diagnosis? Listen in as we discuss her questions. Here's the link where the original question was posted so you can read my written response to her. The question was from May 20 from "Mom." 


    Have a Question? I'm Here to Help!

  • 00:44

    Toddlers are A$$holes - Featuring Honest Toddler

    in Moms and Family

    It's the triumphant return of the TFB & Friends Radio Show! Our first guest is the beloved Bunmi Laditan of Honest Toddler fame! We'll be talking about her new book "Toddlers are A**holes" and what it's like to parent the most infamous toddler on the internet. Call in and ask questions!

    Join us live or catch up with the podcast on iTunes.

    Pre-Order Bunmi's new book here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/toddlers-are-a-holes-bunmi-laditan/1120860745?ean=9780761185642

  • 01:02

    #260 Should I Focus on Artic or Not with my 3 year old with Autism? A Mom Calls

    in Parents

    Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of www.teachmetotalk.com as she talks with a mom about prioritizing her 3 year old son's treatment plan. Here's part of her original question... Hi Laura. I have a 3 year old diagnosed with autism and is suspected to have apraxia. He doesn’t have much of a problem in the receptive language department, as he understands the majority of what is being asked of him. When he communicates, he usually uses some gestures or words/approximations. He has a little over 50 different words/approximations...but he has yet to say the majority of them accurately. He will verbally communicate what he wants on his own by pointing and naming objects, saying “opo” when he wants something open or “uhpah” for up if he wants to be held or get something out of reach. He does like to label objects, but knows their functions. For example, if he sees a crayon, he will point and say “cay” and if I ask what we do with crayon, he will say “dah” for draw. He will often say the first two letter sounds of words that are usually CV and VC. (ba – ball; pehpeh – pretzel; opo – open; ow – out). He also often deletes the final consonant....I replied to her questions down the thread in this post: Have A Question? I'm Here to Help! But today I'm giving her an "on air" consult, especially with models of how to do backward chaining with a toddler. Don't miss it! 


     


     

  • 01:01

    If you want to know ask a toddler!

    in Caregiving

    What is it that toddlers do that most of us don't?  They take time to use both sides of their brain before they answer your question.  If you think they are ignoring you it is not so.  They are taking in everything they know about your question including seeing a picture before they answer you.  


    You think terrible toddler -- not so!  It is terrific toddler.  Toddlers are naturally evolving to higher levels of awareness (consciousness) on a routine basis.   The more we get around impatient people the more we shut-down this natural ability to think in pictures to pull-in the right answer as solution-based human beings.


    Baby, you've got what it takes so begin to use it again!  You use to dance to the music, too!  Let's chat about this human potential and how we learned behaviors that don't serve us well and make us as boring as the next-door neighbor we talk about! 
     

  • 00:45

    Celebrating the Geek Mom

    in Parents

    Happy Mother's Day to all our geek moms! We're celebrating YOU tonight. Yep, this episode we focus on MOMS. Geek moms, savvy moms, moms on the go, busy moms, soccer moms, digital moms, and the tech things all moms should have. And tonight we have a Rick Grago, co-founder of SmarTech Products, LLC and makers of the Smart iReach with us to talk about a tech innovation that we Featured on TheGeekParent this week as one of our top Mother's Day gifts. So take some time out tonight, relax, put your feet up, grab that hidden objects game while you listen to Kat and Josh on TheGeekParent Talk Show.

  • 01:01

    Remembering Carnival Traditions, Part II

    in Culture

    The first carnival was staged in 1912 during the final years of Danish occupation and lapsed during World War I. Revived in 1952, carnival has become the second largest festival in the Caribbean.


    A month-long series of dazzling pageants and talent shows is held to choose royalty to rein over the festival. Fun events such as a boat race, Greased Pig Contest and Toddlers Derby entertain everyone at the festivities.


    A series of elimination contests to crown top performers are called Calypso Tents. Calypsonions offer satirical commentary on the state of the islands, oftentimes mocking the shenanigans of politicians. Other popular events held during Carnival is j'ouvert, a morning jump up, a food fair presenting the islands’ best traditional eats and a competition to crown the King and Queen of the parade troupes.


    A children's and adult’s parade close the lively month with brilliantly costumed and decorated troupes and floats.
    ~ Courtesy of VI Dept. of Tourism at www.visitusvi.com/culture_history

  • 00:28

    Behaviour is Communication!

    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 Samantha Keri, a behaviour consultant working with Morneau Shepell's Children's Support Solutions. On this show we'll chat about applied behaviour analysis, autism and behaviour.

  • 00:40

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

    in Parents

    #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!


     

  • 01:02

    Remembering Carnival Traditions

    in Culture

    The first carnival was staged in 1912 during the final years of Danish occupation and lapsed during World War I. Revived in 1952, carnival has become the second largest festival in the Caribbean.


    A month-long series of dazzling pageants and talent shows is held to choose royalty to rein over the festival. Fun events such as a boat race, Greased Pig Contest and Toddlers Derby entertain everyone at the festivities.


    A series of elimination contests to crown top performers are called Calypso Tents. Calypsonions offer satirical commentary on the state of the islands, oftentimes mocking the shenanigans of politicians. Other popular events held during Carnival is j'ouvert, a morning jump up, a food fair presenting the islands’ best traditional eats and a competition to crown the King and Queen of the parade troupes.


    A children's and adult’s parade close the lively month with brilliantly costumed and decorated troupes and floats. ~ Courtesy of VI Dept. of Tourism at www.visitusvi.com/culture_history


     

  • 00:26

    Mommy Support Group

    in Health

    Amy Zuniga is a mom of a 2 year old and a 4 year old. She leads the Mommy Mixers at Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas (Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am). She has a counseling degree and teaches many of the new mom classes at the hospital. I am a mom of a 20-month old. I attend the toddler mommy mixer group. I’m also a board certified music therapist with over 20 years of experience working with children and their families.


    Together, we meet once a month on The Music Therapy Show to discuss any topic that relates to parenting. Call in with questions or comments on Friday, April 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm Central to 646-652-2850 or contact me with your questions.