Dr. James MacDonald 332 Mimring Columbus, Ohio 43202 Phone/Fax 614 447-0768 macdonaldj86@gmail.com

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What can I do to help my child talk?

I've worked with hundreds of parents and professionals whose main desire was they wanted their child to talk. Many of them thought that since their child had delays, getting her to talk meant teaching her, like teaching numbers and other school-like things. However, we have found that there's a great deal of play, turn-taking, and nonverbal communication needed before words are ready to come. But for now, lets look at what parents can do once their child is ready for words.

Use the guide below to prepare your child to be a frequent and enjoyable talker.

TO HELP YOU LEARN THESE STRATEGIES, REFER TO THE TWO NEW HOME ACTIVITY BOOKS, Before Speech: a daily activity diary, AND First Words: a daily activity diary.

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Dr. James MacDonald 332 Mimring Columbus, Ohio 43202 Phone/Fax (614)447-0768 macdonaldj86@gmail.com