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Speech Development Blog by Tiffany Bartlett

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Using sign language to encourage speech

July 17th, 2008

One way to encourage your toddler to talk is to introduce basic sign language. In my speech experience, I’ve learned that you can’t force a child to talk. You can, however, make a child sign by simply taking their hands in yours and signing a word.

So, if your child is gesturing or grunting or a ball, teach them the sign for ball. Then ask them, “want ball?” as you sign and say the word “b ...

Where did “K-butt” go? - my toddler’s speech development

July 13th, 2008

Ever since my son, Jesse, could talk, he called his older brother, Caleb, “K-butt!” I’m not sure how it came about, but that's what came out and the name stuck. Caleb didn’t mind much, but Jesse was the only person who was allowed to call him that name. If my husband or I jokingly called him “K-butt,” Caleb would respond, “Hey, my name is Caleb!”

When Jesse turned four, Caleb decided that ...

Brand New Speech Blog

July 12th, 2008

I’m just launching my blog and getting it all setup.

If you stumble across my blog please be patient with me, this whole blog thing is still sort of new to me.

Until I fill this blog with useful information, please go to the Speech Calendar site and request my free speech activities

Thanks,

Tiffany

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