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Words are not enough: Vocabulary development and Asperger syndrome

“Mama!” screamed the toddler from his crib. Usually children say their first words by 12 months,  as do some children on the autism spectrum; however, children with Asperger’s syndrome first word are often more complex than typically developing children. 283 more words

Learning To Learn

4 Activities to Engage a Toddler's Curiosity

Today was one of those perfect Spring days where the sun came out after a morning rain to illuminate dew drops and intensify the glorious colors of new beginnings. 590 more words

Reflections Of Learning

Why We Shouldn't (Usually) Separate Receptive and Expressive Language

As a speech and language diagnostician, I’ve tested a lot of kids.  I’ve seen many, many patterns of language deficits, and while admittedly, my evidence for my upcoming assertion will be entirely anecdotal, often anecdotal evidence does accurately reflect reality.   520 more words

Language Development

Let's Go Home, Little Bear


Listen and watch the story book here.

Three cheers for this wonderful picture book from Martin Waddell. This book is also a warm tale of togetherness, and a powerful message of the grown up providing a protecting and caring environment. 657 more words

Family Fun

Gettin' Sticky With It: Why I Love Liquid Glue (and you should too)

In this first installment in an on-going series, we will examine simple and fun activities that have profound developmental benefits. First up, gluing with liquid glue! 1,395 more words


Reflections on Technology, Scripture Engagement, and Language Development

In the days when communities were largely isolated, travel impossible and modern communication and technology unavailable language development specialists from western countries worked with one community at a time, usually with one or two couples living and working alongside community members for up to 30 or 40 years. 775 more words