I’m Still Learning to Speak but Trick or Treat!

Not everyone understands what it’s like to go trick-or-treating with a child who’s still learning to talk, but if you’re prepared, the day may go better than you expect and your child will have fun! If you’d like, go with a group so it’s less obvious your child is still learning to talk.  Practice what will … More I’m Still Learning to Speak but Trick or Treat!

When You Love Language But Your Child May Never Speak

It started in my basement. Each stuffed animal would sit on top of the ping pong table waiting to find out if they passed the spelling quiz. Beary could never spell “because” correctly and would have to stay after school to get some more help. Words were never his thing. Luckily for him, they were … More When You Love Language But Your Child May Never Speak

When Your Child Can’t Scream for Help

It was during the second meeting of developmental language group that I realized another layer of complexity because of Nathaniel’s inability to produce any audible noise with this vocal cords. He can’t scream. He can’t scream to protect himself from others or get help. Nathaniel was playing quietly at the water tub when a playmate … More When Your Child Can’t Scream for Help

How a Little Girl Changed the Way Her Class Communicates without Words

Like every mum, I was terrified when my baby started full-time school. Even as I dressed her in her shirt and tie I wondered again if mainstream was going to be the right place for her. I had more reason than most to worry as she left that day still unable to dress herself and … More How a Little Girl Changed the Way Her Class Communicates without Words