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.
Apr 10th, 2017
We are thrilled to announce that a new Access clinic will be opening at the beginning of May in downtown Fishers, conveniently located just a couple minutes drive west of I-69. This new location will exclusively serve children between the ages of eighteen months and eight years. We admittedly pondered long and hard whether to … more »