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Communication: Receptive language, expressive language, and speech production.

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  • 1. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Communication Toolkit: Birth to 5
  • by: Ciera Yates, Speech-Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    A series of handouts from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association that outline typical communication development from birth to 5 years old and provide suggestions on how to support communication development at each stage.

    https://identifythesigns.org/communicating-with-baby-toolkit/

     

  • 2. A Brief Guide to Early Stuttering
  • by: Ciera Yates, Speech-Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    This handout outlines speech characteristics that are more or less indicative of a persistent stutter that may merit treatment.

    A Brief Guide to Early Stuttering

     

  • 3. Bilingualism: Facts, Benefits, and Myths
  • by: Brienne McCreery, Speech Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    This article provides facts about bilingualism, describes the benefits of being bilingual and demystifies common misconceptions about bilingualism.

    http://www.hanen.org/helpful-info/articles/bilingualism-in-young-children--separating-fact-fr.aspx

     

  • 4. Dispelling Myths About Sign Language
  • by: Matthew Ricca, Speech-Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    American Sign Language (ASL) is commonly associated with deaf or hard-of-hearing children, but it can have benefits for children without hearing impairment, as well. This article takes a glance at the relationship between ASL and spoken language, highlighting the positive benefits ASL can have on children’s

  • 5. Everyday Activities of Toddlers and Their Families Making Every Moment Count
  • by: Breanne Ochoa, Speech Therapist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    Toddlers learn by doing. They learn about their world and how to interact with others by exploring and participating in activities around them. This article provides everyday activities that can build on speech and language development within the home setting.

    https://firstwordsproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Everyday_Activities_02.pdf

     

  • 6. How Parents Can Support Social Communication Development
  • by: Breanne Ochoa, Speech Therapist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    Why is Social Communication Development Important? Good communication development starts in the first year of life and goes far beyond learning how to talk. 

    https://firstwordsproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Support_Communication_Development_02.pdf

     

  • 7. How to Help Children with Autism and Develop Language
  • by: Matthew Ricca, Speech-Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    Children start developing language from the day they’re born, primed by their relationships and play with other people. This is more difficult for children with autism, who tend to show less interest in other people during their first 12 months of life. However, you can create

  • 8. Is My Child Not Listening? Or Can My Child Not Hear?
  • by: Matthew Ricca, Speech-Language Pathologist,Vail Inclusive Preschool

    Most children undergo a hearing screening at birth, but hearing loss can occur at any age. Thankfully, there are behaviors you can look out for that may indicate the need to have your child’s hearing tested and, if a hearing loss is present, get the help

  • 9. Motor Development Creates Opportunities for Language Development
  • by: Matthew Ricca, Speech-Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    Motor development doesn’t cause language to emerge, but motor skills are one of several sets of abilities that are involved in language development. New motor skills, such as sitting upright, crawling and walking, can provide lots of opportunities for a child to practice and refine skills

  • 10. One Child, Two Languages
  • by: Matthew Ricca, Speech-Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    Many parents have questions about raising their children in a bilingual environment. What are the benefits? Are there any risks? How can parents help children get the most out of learning two languages? This guide gives an overview of some of the most common questions parents

  • 11. Sippy Cups: Three Reasons to Skip Them and What to Offer Instead
  • by: Ciera Yates, Speech-Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    This article offers alternatives to sippy cups to promote optimal speech and swallowing development.

    https://blog.asha.org/2017/02/28/sippy-cups-3-reasons-to-skip-them-and-what-to-offer-instead/

     

  • 12. Speech Sound Norms
  • by: Theresa Martinez, Speech Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool
  • 13. Speech vs. Language
  • by: Brienne McCreery, Speech Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    This handout describes the differences between “speech” and “language” with definitions and examples of each term. 

    Speech vs. Language

     

  • 14. Technology and Your Child: 5 Common Screen Time Myths Debunked
  • by: Theresa Martinez, Speech Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    This article debunks 5 myths about screen time and highlights some recent findings regarding the impact of screen time on children.

    5 Common Screen Time Myths

     

     

     

  • 1. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Communication Toolkit: Birth to 5
  • by: Ciera Yates, Speech-Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    A series of handouts from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association that outline typical communication development from birth to 5 years old and provide suggestions on how to support communication development at each stage.

    https://identifythesigns.org/communicating-with-baby-toolkit/

     

  • 2. Articulation: Making Speech Sounds More Obvious to your Child
  • by: Theresa Martinez, Speech Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    This offers six practical and easy tips to help parents emphasize speech sounds in order to improve articulation skills.

    Articulation-Making-Speech-Sounds-more-obvious-to-your-Child

     

  • 3. Communicating for Fun Calendars
  • by: Theresa Martinez, Speech Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    This site provides very practical Monday-Sunday theme-based calendars with specific activities to encourage communication in preschoolers.  Many tips are also listed.

    https://connectability.ca/2010/09/28/communicating-for-fun-calendars/ 

     

  • 4. Communication Tips
  • by: Brienne McCreery, Speech Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    This link provides handouts which include 10 communication tips for various developmental levels (children who communicate without words, children who have just started talking, and children who talk in sentences).
    http://www.hanen.org/Helpful-Info/Parent-Tips.aspx

     

  • 5. Dialogic Reading: An Effective Way to Read Aloud to Young Children
  • by: Ciera Yates, Speech-Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    This article provides in-depth suggestions for how to encourage language growth through reading picture books with your child. 
    Dialogic Reading

     

     

  • 6. Encouraging Speech Sounds Through Reading
  • by: Theresa Martinez, Speech Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    This Super Duper Handy Handout explains how reading helps children develop their speech sounds.  It also provides a list of books for particular speech sounds.

    https://www.superduperinc.com/handouts/pdf/74_childrensbooks.pdf

     

  • 7. Hand Gestures for Speech Sound Production
  • by: Matthew Ricca, Speech-Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    Sometimes preschoolers’ ears need a little help to identify the right sounds in words, particularly when we are trying to correct pronunciation. Gestures are an excellent supplement to help children hear the difference between words like “sit” and “sick,” “big” and “pig,” and “E” and “eat.”

  • 8. How Parents Can Help Facilitate Articulation Skills
  • by: Theresa Martinez, Speech Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    Use these tips to help improve how your child produces sounds, plus a handy list of books for specific sounds.

    How Parents Can Help Their Children with Articulation

     

  • 9. Improving Articulation Using Backwards Chaining
  • by: Matthew Ricca, Speech-Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    When teaching a new skill we often start at the beginning. This can be challenging for children who are struggling to master a skill. One way of learning a new task while giving your child a sense of achievement is to use the backward chaining technique.

  • 10. Shareable Strategies for Working with Preschoolers with Developmental Language Disorders
  • by: Ciera Yates, Speech-Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    This article, published by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, provides simple suggestions for optimizing communication with kids with developmental language disorders. 

    Shareable Strategies for Working With Preschool Children With DLD

     

     

  • 11. Speech Sounds: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
  • by: Theresa Martinez, Speech Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    This provides a word list, daily routines, activities, games and toys, songs, books, and conversational phrases for each speech sound.​

    Speech Sounds Guide-Cochlear

     

  • 12. Supporting Language Development at Home
  • by: Ciera Yates, Speech-Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    This handout outlines five simple strategies that can be used in the home to support language development.

    Supporting Language Development at Home

     

  • 13. Talk, Read, and Sing Together Everyday
  • by: Theresa Martinez, Speech Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    Here’s a comprehensive resource to aid in providing a language-rich environment with conversations, asking questions, expanding on language, enriching vocabulary, reading, etc.

    Talk, Read, & Sing Together Everyday

     

  • 14. What Should My Child Be Able to Do? What Can I Do to Help? ASHA: 3-4 Years Old
  • by: Ciera Yates, Speech-Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    This article, published by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, provides a list of some language skills that preschool-aged children should be able to demonstrate. It also provides suggestions for supporting growth in these areas. 

    https://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/34/

     

  • 15. You Say, They Say: What is Echolalia and What to Do About It?
  • by: Matthew Ricca, Speech-Language Pathologist,Vail Inclusive Preschool

    Repeating what others say, also known as echolalia, is just one of the many ways that children acquire language. The question is what differentiates typical echolalia from echolalia that is part of a broader delay or disorder? This article defines both types of echolalia while also

      

     

  • 1. Colorín Colorado
  • by: Brienne McCreery, Speech Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    A bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners. The “for families” tab includes a list of articles and a resource library.
    http://www.colorincolorado.org/families

     

  • 2. DLTK's Crafts for Kids
  • by: Breanne Ochoa, Speech Therapist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    DLTK's Crafts for Kids features a variety of printable children's crafts, coloring pages, worksheets and activities including projects for holidays, educational themes and some of our children's favorite cartoon characters. The mini-books are quite simple with images that should appeal to young children and simple, repetitive

  • 3. Literacy Skills Website
  • by: Breanne Ochoa, Speech Therapist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    This website provides guidelines for teaching literacy skills to learners with special needs, especially learners with complex communication needs.  This website provides information on: What skills to teach, How to teach these skills, Videotaped examples of instruction with learners with special needs

    https://aacliteracy.psu.edu/

     

  • 4. Screen Time for Kids
  • by: Kathy Goolsby, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    Research is beginning to emerge about the effects of screen time on child development. This is an interesting article from Psychology Today outlining five ways that screen time impacts a child.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mental-wealth/201508/screentime-is-making-kids-moody-crazy-and-lazy

     

  • 5. Sound-Letter Correspondence Activities
  • by: Ciera Yates, Speech-Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    This website provides suggestions for sound-loaded books, snacks, activities, and sensory table ideas to provide exposure to different letters and speech sounds your child may be working on learning.

    http://www.literacyspeaks.com/Alphabet_Pages/Alphabet-Page.html

     

     

  • 6. The Hanen Center
  • by: Brienne McCreery, Speech Language Pathologist, Vail Inclusive Preschool

    This website provides an endless list of articles on topics such as: “How to Help Your Child Use Early Sentences,” “Why Interaction Must Come Before Language,” and “E-Book or Paper Book: What’s Best for Young Children?” and many more!
    http://www.hanen.org/Helpful-Info/Articles.aspx

     

     

     

     

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