• Education

Small Talk

How to Develop Your Child's Language Skills from Birth to Age Four
Author: Nicola Lathey,Tracey Blake
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615192034
Category: Education
Page: 326
View: 9435
Analyzes the six stages of language learning in children and discusses how to encourage babbling, develop verbal communication, and recognize when there is cause for concern that skills may not be developing properly.

    • Family & Relationships

How to Talk to Your Child About Sex

It's Best to Start Early, but It's Never Too Late -- A Step-by-Step Guide for Every Age
Author: Linda Eyre,Richard Eyre
Publisher: Golden Books Adult Publishing
ISBN: 1429973668
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
View: 2513
Linda and Richard Eyre stress that it's never too soon-or too late-to start discussing sex and values with your children, and they've got proven strategies to make it easier. For parents who want to go beyond the birds and the bees talk, How to Talk to Your Child About Sex provides thoughtful, clear, specific guidance on when and, most important, how to help children begin to learn and understand sex, love, and commitment from the most positive viewpoint possible. Preliminary "as needed" talks with three-to eight-year-olds The age eight Big Talk Follow-up talks with eight-to thirteen-year-olds Behavior discussions and guidelines with eleven-to sixteen-year-olds Discussions of perspective and personal standards with fifteen-to nineteen-year-olds

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Talking with Your Toddler

75 Fun Activities and Interactive Games that Teach Your Child to Talk
Author: Teresa Laikko,Laura Laikko
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612435890
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 120
View: 8714
A HANDY PARENT'S GUIDE THAT TURNS PROFESSIONAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INTO CHILD'S PLAY Are you concerned that your child is not verbalizing? The solution may be as simple as a game. Talking with Your Toddler teaches you how to stimulate speech using everyday play. It makes learning to talk fun and engaging for your child. With proven therapies and easy-to-follow activities, Talking with Your Toddler makes an ideal home companion. - Tips to promote talking throughout the day - Hands-on games that teach new words- Tricks for turning drive time into talk time - Fun ways to promote further practice - Techniques for keeping kids engaged Written by experienced speech professionals, this book’s straightforward approach is equally useful for parents at home, teachers in the classroom or therapists in a clinic.

    • Religion

How to Really Love Your Child


Author: Ross Campbell
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434709647
Category: Religion
Page: 160
View: 2429
You know you love your child. You attend school events, care for physical needs, and discipline when needed. But did you know that most children, even in loving households, doubt that they are genuinely and unconditionally loved? In Dr. Ross Campbell’s groundbreaking book, he explains the emotional needs of a child and provides you with skills that will help your child feel truly loved and accepted. Using eye contact, affirmation, and spiritual nurturing, you’ll learn to really love your child no matter what the circumstances. The practical applications in How to Really Love Your Child have already helped over 2 million parents around the world show love to their children in a way that can be received and returned, again and again.

    • Psychology

Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism

Promoting Language, Learning, and Engagement
Author: Sally J. Rogers,Geraldine Dawson
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606236326
Category: Psychology
Page: 297
View: 3576
Supported by the principles of developmental psychology and applied behavior analysis, ESDM's intensive teaching interventions are delivered within play-based, relationship-focused routines. The manual provides structured, hands-on strategies for working with very young children in individual and group settings to promote development in such key domains as imitation; communication; social, cognitive, and motor skills; adaptive behavior; and play. --from publisher description

    • Medical

Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence - E-Book

Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Communicating
Author: Rhea Paul,Courtenay Norbury
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323087140
Category: Medical
Page: 784
View: 5881
Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence, 4th Edition is the go-to text for all the information you need to properly assess childhood language disorders and provide appropriate treatment. This core resource spans the entire developmental period through adolescence, and uses a descriptive-developmental approach to present basic concepts and vocabulary, an overview of key issues and controversies, the scope of communicative difficulties that make up child language disorders, and information on how language pathologists approach the assessment and intervention processes. This new edition also features significant updates in research, trends, instruction best practices, and social skills assessment. Comprehensive text covers the entire developmental period through adolescence. Clinical application focus featuring case studies, clinical vignettes, and suggested projects helps you apply concepts to professional practice. Straightforward, conversational writing style makes this book easy to read and understand. More than 230 tables and boxes summarize important information such as dialogue examples, sample assessment plans, assessment and intervention principles, activities, and sample transcripts. UNIQUE! Practice exercises with sample transcripts allow you to apply different methods of analysis. UNIQUE! Helpful study guides at the end of each chapter help you review and apply what you have learned. Versatile text is perfect for a variety of language disorder courses, and serves as a great reference tool for professional practitioners. Highly regarded lead author Rhea Paul lends her expertise in diagnosing and managing pediatric language disorders. Communication development milestones are printed on the inside front cover for quick access. Chapter objectives summarize what you can expect to learn in each chapter. Updated content features the latest research, theories, trends and techniques in the field. Information on autism incorporated throughout the text Best practices in preliteracy and literacy instruction The role of the speech-language pathologist on school literacy teams and in response to intervention New reference sources Student/Professional Resources on Evolve include an image bank, video clips, and references linked to PubMed.

    • Family & Relationships

Teaching Kids to Think

Raising Confident, Independent, and Thoughtful Children in an Age of Instant Gratification
Author: Darlene Sweetland,Ron Stolberg
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492602760
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 304
View: 4649
Why Do Kids These Days Expect Everything to be Given to Them? Today's kids don't know how to read a map. They can Google the answer to any question at lightning speed. If a teen forgets his homework, a quick call to mom or dad has it hand-delivered in minutes. Fueled by the rapid pace of technology, the Instant Gratification Generation not only expects immediate solutions to problems—they're more dependent than ever on adults. Today's kids are being denied opportunities to make mistakes, and more importantly, to learn from them. They are being taught not to think. In Teaching Kids to Think, Dr. Darlene Sweetland and Dr. Ron Stolberg offer insight into the social, emotional, and neurological challenges unique to this generation. They identify the five parent traps that cause adults to unknowingly increase their children's need for instant gratification, and offer practical tips and easy-to-implement solutions to address topics relevant to children of all ages. A must-read for parents and educators, Teaching Kids to Think will help you understand where this sense of entitlement comes from—and how to turn it around in order to raise children who are confident, independent, and thoughtful.

    • Family & Relationships

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk


Author: Adele Faber,Elaine Mazlish,Joanna Faber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451663889
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 345
View: 4746
Details a program for improving communication between parents and children, providing sample dialogues and role-playing exercises.

    • Family & Relationships

Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids

The One Brain Book You Need to Help Your Child Grow Brighter, Healthier, and Happier
Author: David Walsh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439121192
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 304
View: 4201
Shares advice for parents on how to help children bolster their brain power while improving focus and attention, covering practical topics ranging from exercise and nutrition to sleep and play.

    • Psychology

Ages and Stages

A Parent's Guide to Normal Childhood Development
Author: Charles E. Schaefer,Theresa Foy DiGeronimo
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471370871
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
View: 6840
A comprehensive parent's guide to your child's psychological development from birth through age 10 Written in an engaging, practical style, Ages and Stages offers you the benefits of the most current research on child development, featuring helpful tips and techniques to foster your child's maturation. Charles Schaefer and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo tell you what behaviors you can expect as your child grows and how you can help him or her to advance to the next level of development. They include numerous examples, stories, and activities you can use immediately to positively influence your child's development. The book's structure (divided into four stages of child development--birth to 18 months, 18 to 36 months, 36 months to age six, and six to ten years) allows you to monitor your child's progress, identify the reasons for emotional and psychological differences in siblings, and even determine how your parenting strategies should change as your child grows. * Covers all five areas of psychological health--emotional, cognitive, friendship/relationships, personal growth, and morality * Filled with easy-to-follow Do's and Don'ts, plus fun activities and exercises to encourage your child's development * Helps you assess if and when your child may need professional intervention

    • Family & Relationships

How to Parent Your Anxious Toddler


Author: Natasha Daniels
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501484
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
View: 9860
Why does your toddler get upset when his or her routine is disrupted? Why do they follow you from room to room and refuse to play on their own? Why are daily routines such as mealtimes, bath time, and bed time such a struggle? This accessible guide demystifies the difficult behaviors of anxious toddlers, offering tried-and-tested practical solutions to common parenting dilemmas. Each chapter begins with a real life example, clearly illustrating the behavior from the parent's and the toddler's perspective. Once the toddler's anxious behavior has been demystified and explained, new and effective parenting approaches are introduced to help parents tackle everyday difficulties and build up their child's resilience, independence, and coping mechanisms. Common difficulties with bath time, toileting, sleep, eating, transitions, social anxiety, separation anxiety, and sensory issues are solved, along with specific fears and phobias, and more extreme behaviors such as skin picking and hair pulling. A must-read for all parents of anxious toddlers, as well as for the professionals involved in supporting them.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Kids Talk

Strategic Language Use in Later Childhood
Author: Susan M. Hoyle,Carolyn Temple Adger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195356793
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 312
View: 9145
Between early childhood and adulthood, language acquisition is succeeded by a bloom of repertoire for managing interaction, a growing sensitivity to the relation of language and society, an expanding ability to wield power through the strategic use of language, and an increasing sophistication in framing speech activities. This book examines a wide range of language practices among school-age children and teenagers, using data from naturally occurring recorded talk and from careful observation of interaction in peer groups. The contributors analyze talk at play, at school, and at work, documenting the growing communicative skills of young people while always focusing on what young speakers themselves do with (and through) language. Theoretical constructs to which the contributors appeal include Goffman's notion of footing and Hymes' communicative competence, as well as multiple characterizations of discourse structure. The chapters show older children as strategic language users, dynamic actors who are often concerned with defining themselves as a distinctive group, different from adults, yet who just as often display proficiency at sophisticated discourse activities that presage those of adulthood.

    • Family & Relationships

Infants and Toddlers: Curriculum and Teaching


Author: Terri Swim,Linda Watson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495807869
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 528
View: 4461
A well-established reference, INFANTS AND TODDLERS: CURRICULUM AND TEACHING, 7TH EDITION, presents a child-centered approach for the child care provider called conscious care giving. This important and well-rounded approach encourages a sense of empowerment and focuses on the respectful, purposeful, and careful handling of children in any child care setting. Reader friendly, realistic, and easily applicable to real life, the book emphasizes the child’s growth and development, helping readers discover how they can best and most effectively influence that development. Overviews of key child care philosophies as they relate to the child, the caregiver, and parent involvement are presented along with case studies and personal perspectives of child care professionals, helping readers translate theory into practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

My Toddler Talks

Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child's Language Development
Author: Kimberly Scanlon
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781477693544
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 126
View: 1970
My Toddler Talks is a "must-have" for anyone interested in developing language in young children. Parents, speech language pathologists, and educators will find this book invaluable in helping children to achieve communicative success! You'll learn from an experienced pediatric speech language pathologist specifically how to use play routines to build and accelerate your child's communication skills.MY TODDLER TALKS includes: 25 fun play routines designed to improve your child's speech and language skills Straightforward instructions with many examples to foster understanding and empowerment Step by step directions on how to elicit communication from your child Numerous language stimulation tips, techniques, and strategies Suggested goals to drive results Charts to monitor progress with your child A system to track your child's word growth Ways to incorporate speech development activities into your daily routines Advice on how to maximize your child's potential without causing pressure or frustration Ideas for troubleshooting setbacks Praise For:"As a speech language therapist and parent, I found Kimberly's book useful, practice, and remarkably clear about how to easily stimulate a toddler's language development. The suggestions are helpful for daily interaction and play time with any toddler. I have used these strategies with my clients and had amazing results." - Brooke Berardo, M.A., CCC-SLP & Parent"This informative and easy-to-follow guide teaches parents how to successfully enhance their child's early communication skills. The fun and hands-on activities are stimulating and effective and can be implemented every day. I will be recommending this book to parents of the young children I work with for years to come." - Elisabeth Cuomo, M.A., CCC-SLP

    • Family & Relationships

Child's Talk

Learning to Use Language
Author: Jerome Seymour Bruner,Rita Watson
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393953459
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 144
View: 9071
A detailed look at how children learn to use language covers games and play, linguistic reference, the development of requests, and the transmission of culture

    • Family & Relationships

The Late Talker

What to Do If Your Child Isn't Talking Yet
Author: Marilyn C. Agin,Lisa F. Geng,Malcolm Nicholl
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312309244
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
View: 6066
A guide for parents offers advice on how to know if a late-talking child has a speech delay or disorder, providing coverage of such topics as the warning signs of a serious disorder, finding a therapist, working with an educational system, and at-home speech exercises. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

    • Business & Economics

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101524381
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 9110
Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

    • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7
Author: Joanna Faber,Julie King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501131656
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Page: 432
View: 6004
"New stories & strategies based on 'How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk"--Cover.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cow Says Moo

Ten Tips to Teach Toddlers to Talk: an Early Intervention Guide
Author: Vicky McErlean
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781482794403
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 106
View: 5057
Is my child a late talker or should I be concerned? My child pulls me to what he wants instead of talks, should I be worried? Will sign language stop my child from talking? Do these questions sound familiar? You are not alone. Millions of parents ask the same questions about their child's speech every day! Empower yourself to help your child now with The Cow Says Moo, an early intervention guide that will teach you the best, easy-to-use, proven strategies for helping children learn to communicate! In 10 easy-to-follow tips, The Cow Says Moo provides the same proven, common sense strategies that are used by practitioners who provide direct home-based speech therapy to toddlers and their families. Tip 1: Do What Does Not Come Naturally shows you how to give your child a reason to talk. Tip 2: Juice or Milk? explains how to provide your child with more opportunities to expand his language skills. Tip 3: Simple Signs explains how you can use sign language to help your child make the connection that language has a purpose. Tip 4: Be Silly shows you how to incorporate silliness into everyday situations in order to promote listening skills. Tip 5: Talk It Out! explains how verbalizing your own actions and those of your child expose your child to different aspects of language, speech, and communication. Tip 6: Keep It Moving! explains how you can use oral motor exercises in order to help your child practice the mouth movements that are vital for speech. Tip 7: The Cow Says Moo shows you how to help your child find the right word. Tip 8: Break It Down shows you how to break words down into smaller components so that your child can communicate more effectively. Tip 9: Get Your Groove On shows you how to pair movement with sound in order to help your child learn language through a sensation other than sound. Tip 10: Books, Books, and More Books shows you how to incorporate books into your strategy for encouraging language development. The Cow Says Moo also contains songs and rhymes, a recommended book list, contact information for U.S. and Canadian early intervention programs, and simple sign language for toddlers. Look no further to get started on helping your child to talk! The Cow Says Moo delivers speech therapy at a level that the average parent can understand and implement.