Category Archives: Speech and Language Delay

Stuttering or Normal Dysfluency?

I have been working with little William since he was 16 months old and not saying words yet. He has made steady progress and seems to be taking off with his language development lately. He just turned 3 years old, … Continue reading

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Book Review: A First Guide to Baby Signing by Amazing Baby

  When I was at the International Toy Fair in New York City in February, I stopped in at Dolphin Books and was introduced to their new book on baby signs,  A First Guide to Baby Signing. I was impressed because it … Continue reading

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Count Your Toddler’s Words for Language Evaluation

I visited two homes this week of children 16-18 months because the parents were concerned that their child was only saying two words and might not be progressing on time in his language development. As I have said before, I … Continue reading

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Speech and Language Delay in Toddlers

I often run across parents who are concerned about whether their toddler is delayed in language and should be evaluated. Many times I get calls when a child is around 15 months old. Recently a dad contacted me concerned that … Continue reading

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New Autism Screening Guidelines

I got a call yesterday from a mom who was interested in my reaction to the news release by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommending that pediatricians screen children for signs of autism at 18 and 24 months at well-visit … Continue reading

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How Do I Handle Problems at School?

When I started my blog I wondered if I would always have something fresh to say but thankfully my mind is bursting with ideas from daily encounters with parents and kids. It occurred to me that I should write about … Continue reading

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BOO, Happy Halloween Books!

I guess it that time of year again, when the central isle of the grocery store is filled with costumes and mini-portions of candy. I’m hearing funny stories of moms going to great lengths to get “the right” costume as … Continue reading

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Good Boy Books For Toddlers

This morning after I finished working with a two-year-old delayed in language, his mom wanted to show me a new toy she had gotten. It was a series of pictures of vehicles on a ring—a train, van, bus etc. She … Continue reading

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Does My Child Have a Speech and Language Delay?

I consulted with a mom last week who is a terrific example of a “with it” mom. Of course I think that all the moms I work with really know their kids. That’s why when a mom expresses concerns to … Continue reading

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