Speech and Language Training Videos – Free

When children have speech and language delays, knowing how to help them can be a challenge. Every child is so different. Where do we begin? This page is dedicated to teaching parents, speech-language pathologists, and others who work with young children. We will have a series of videos discussing various topics, all related to enhancing the speech and language skills of children. Rachel Arntson, speech-language pathologist for over 30 years, will share her tricks of the trade. Let us know how these videos have helped you. Also, please send us questions that you would like to have answered as it relates to working with children. Enjoy!

My Child Isn’t Talking. What Can I Do to Help?

Where do we begin to teach our child to talk? This series of videos will discuss the techniques from the book, WE CAN TALK. Each letter in this title stands for a technique that Rachel Arntson taught the parents on her caseload.

W – Wait, Watch, and Wonder

W – Wait, Watch, and Wonder – Listen to Rachel describe the first technique in helping children communicate. The art of Waiting is more important than you could ever imagine.

E – Examine your position. Exaggerate and entice with your gestures and voice.

E – Examine your position – Exaggerate and entice with your gestures and voice. It is the second in a series of videos in the My Child Isn’t Talking. What Can I Do to Help?

C – Comment about what you and your child are doing, seeing, and enjoying

C – Comment about what you and your child are doing, seeing, and enjoying – Learn the power of commenting versus questions and directive. This is the 3rd video in the series of My Child Isn’t Talking. What Can I Do To Help?

A – Add singing throughout your day

A – Add singing throughout your day – Children love and learn from music. This is the 4th video in the series of My Child Isn’t Talking. What Can I Do To Help?

N – Notice when you child initiates communication. Respond and add to it

N – Notice when you child initiates communication. Respond and add to it – So often children are responding to their environment, but we may miss the signals. Let’s talk about “noticing” in this 5th video of My Child Isn’t Talking. What Can I Do To Help?

T – Take turns talking, giving your child time to respond. Keep it going.

T – Take turns talking, giving your child time to respond. Keep it going. Taking turns is the the basis for a conversation. This 6th video in the series, My Child Isn’t Talking. What Can I Do To Help?, discusses taking turns with children at the beginning stages of communication.

A – Ask questions to decrease your child’s frustration, but use them carefully.

A – Ask questions to decrease your child’s frustration, but use them carefully. Asking questions can be helpful, but should never replace commenting. This is the 7th video in the series, My Child Isn’t Talking. What Can I Do To Help?

L – Laugh a lot! Laughing together is a great way to get talking started.

L – Laugh a lot! Laughing together is a great way to get talking started. You can probably get a child to laugh, but you can’t make them talk. Let’s use laughing to promote verbalizing. Laughing is a social experience and is discusses in the 8th video in the series, My Child Isn’t Talking. What Can I Do To Help?

K – Keep books handy. Your child needs a daily does of reading.

K – Keep books handy. Your child needs a daily does of reading. One of the biggest predictors of successful readers is being read to. Interact with books as much as you can. This is the 9th video in the series, My Child Isn’t Talking. What Can I Do To Help?

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WE CAN TALK techniques to use for parent training

As you view the videos entitled, “My Child Isn’t Talking. What can I do to help?”, you can use the pdf file below as a reminder for parents to focus on one technique at a time, gradually adding techniques each week. In addition, for your Spanish speaking families, I have included, HABLEMOS. The same techniques are listed in these pdf files, but are in a different order to accommodate for the new acronym.

Enjoy these free techniques based on my WE CAN TALK book. To purchase the book, use the coupon code, wecantalk, at check-out to receive 20% off this book. Also, please check out another book, Talk With Me, that gives parents other amazing suggestions on how to interact with their child using this great book. A must-have for all parents, speech-language pathologists, and educators of young children.