When a parent tells me that their child has limited language, but has learned one word/sign, in my head, I say it in unison with the parent, “more.” This is typically the “go to” first word or sign that speech-language pathologists and developmental therapists teach. In fact, it’s the first word I taught before I learned about the science of verbal behavior. However, for numerous reasons, it’s best to avoid teaching “more” as a first word whenever possible. In the following video, I build a case against teaching the word “more” and discuss the types of first words to teach instead in order to create a strong foundation for future language development.
Jun 22nd, 2021
A couple years ago, Ashley, Alysia and I realized that many children who attend the Fishers clinic travel from Noblesville. Not long afterwards, the Fishers clinic approached full capacity, and the three of us commenced an intensive search for a Noblesville building to create more space in Fishers and reduce commute durations for our Noblesville … more »