September 23, 2023

Speech and Language Resources for Parents: Ways to Help Promote Your Child’s Language Skills!

Laura Gencarella Speech Therapist in Charlotte, NC

Laura Gencarella
Owner, Speaking Sensory LLC

Speaking Sensory speech therapy session in Charlotte, NC

Navigating the world of speech and language support can be a bit overwhelming. Here are some resources for parents or caregivers on this journey! As always, please reach out to us at Speaking Sensory if you have more questions about your child’s speech and language skills.

1. Books for Parents:

– “It Takes Two to Talk” by Jan Pepper and Elaine Weitzman

– “The Late Talker” by Marilyn Agin, Lisa Geng, and Malcolm Nicholl

– “The Hanen Centre’s Guidebook Series” (Various titles)

2. Websites and Online Resources:

– The Hanen Centre: Offers valuable resources and programs for parents to enhance language development.

– American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): Provides information on speech and language development and a searchable directory to find speech-language pathologists.

– Speech and Language Kids: Offers articles, activities, and resources for parents and professionals.

– Super Duper Publications: Offers a range of speech and language resources, including apps, games, and worksheets.

– Mommy Speech Therapy: Features tips, resources, and activities for parents to work on speech and language skills at home.

3. Apps for Speech and Language Development: (Keep screen time minutes in mind, please!)

– Articulation Station: Helps children practice pronunciation and articulation.

– Toca Boca: Offers a variety of creative and imaginative play apps.

– Speech Blubs: Uses fun activities to promote speech and language development.

– My PlayHome Lite- An interactive dollhouse to facilitate language.

4. Speech and Language Development Charts:

– Use developmental charts to track your child’s progress and identify areas that may need extra attention.

5. Local Support and Workshops:

– Check with local schools, community centers, or speech therapy clinics for workshops, support groups, or parent education classes related to speech and language development. Speaking Sensory has a focused group on child development every month. :)

6. AAC Resources:

– For children with communication difficulties, explore AAC resources like AAC Institute for information on augmentative and alternative communication.

7. YouTube Channels

– Some YouTube channels, such as Speech and Language Kids and Speech Sisters, offer video tutorials and activities for parents.

8. Educational Toys and Games:

– Look for toys and games that promote speech and language development, such as puzzles, board games, and building blocks.

9. Consultation with a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP):

– Consider scheduling a consultation with an SLP who can provide personalized guidance, assessments, and therapy recommendations for your child. We offer these for free!

Always consult with a qualified speech-language pathologist or healthcare professional for individualized advice and support tailored to your child’s specific needs. These resources can complement the guidance provided by professionals and help parents actively participate in their child’s speech and language development journey.

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