At Home Tips for Helping a Toddler with Speech Delay | Speech Therapy Update

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hey everyone today I'm sharing with you

seven tips on how to encourage your

child to talk more and I'm also sharing

an update on my son Cohen's speech delay

so stick around great toys gonna wait

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I think we're good hey beautiful mama or

dad's because I guess dad's could be

watching this too

welcome if you're brand new I'm Taryn

and if you are brand new I would love

for you to stick around and today I'm

just gonna be sharing with you an update

on my son Cohen's speech delay he just

turned 3 in November and I'll be sharing

with you some top tips and tricks on how

to get your kids to talk more or how to

get your toddler talk more so and just

know that of course I'm not a

professional this is just my experience

and my experience with my son so

definitely get your child looked at by a

professional a doctor speech therapist

and these are just the tips that have

helped us okay if you haven't checked

out that video that I posted back in

October I shared with you signs of

toddler speech delay so I can link it

right here and since then we have had so

much improvement with Cohen and his

speech delay and we've had such a

success with speech therapy and I mean

it's hard to say maybe it just was maybe

he just needed to turn 3 and all of a

sudden he would talk more or like I mean

obviously we're working with him with

the speech therapy so I'm sure in some

way it has helped we have gone from

prior to Tim turning 3 he like I

mentioned in the other video he was

saying maybe one words at a time and it

was I don't know I was probably even

just less than fifty maybe even less

than 20 words I can't quite remember but

now I don't know it's like it's a huge

leap like he's gone from like here all

the way like here he can he didn't tell

like like it's such a difference he is

saying he's gone from one word sentence

to like four or five words like I'm just


seriously mind-blowing that his speech

just all of a sudden blue he has he is

having less temper tantrums like

obviously he's also learning how to

self-regulate but he's not getting as

frustrated as easily I mean he's still 3

and toddler so he still obviously has

temper tantrums but they are less by far

and he's able to express his needs or

how he's feeling so I am so happy with

that it's been so much better because I

mean temper tantrums are sometimes hard

to they're just difficult sometimes I'm

sure you as you know he has seen his

more of his shapes and colors where his

back in October and prior to that he was

saying every color was blue like you

would point to color and he would just

go blue that's all he could say and now

he's started to say red and pink and

purple like he's just saying all of

those colors now and I think he knew it

back then it's just he wasn't able to

say the words and he's saying shapes


yeah and another big thing is he's

actually attempting to say his sister's

names so before his older sister he

calls Yaya which he still kind of says

that a little bit it's kind of cute I

often insert a video here too of him


saying it because he'll you know we're

trying to like just slow down how you

say her name like going ah Lana like I

don't want to want to change that but I

know that we as parents need to keep

saying Alaina and not Yaya because I've

noticed that I've slipped back into

saying oh yeah yes you know over here or

yes playing upstairs so and then his

younger sister's name is avery and he

has radically improved saying her name

because before she would say I and now

he's actually saying Avery have you seen


I mean alehna is a little bit harder

because of that Elsa I'll sound but I'm

so happy that he's speaking trying to

speak more and is able to express his

wants and needs because it definitely

has been kind of you know it's hard not

to get into that mom gelts thinking that

you should have done something okay so

tip number one and it kind of goes into

something that we as parents should be

doing and I am so guilty of this because

I even in the speech at the speech

therapy appointments I would just like

it would just slip out but the key when

you are teaching them how to speak is

not to keep repeating like say this say

that and I would do it all the time to

try and courage him to talk and I would

say you know say lemma or before I would

give him something I would be like can

you say milk can you say this and the

speech therapist really reiterated the

fact that we need to give the power back

to the kids back to the toddlers and

that they know the power of words

because it's up to them so she really

just encouraged me to drop the saying

say and give Coen back the power so just

it's just one of those things that like

every she even the speech therapist told

me that she even as a speech therapist

does that all the time too and she is

the one that teaches this stuff so we as

parents just can get caught in that

habit so just be mindful of that one tip

number two is to model more words and

keep adding more words so if your child

is at one word then you're gonna model

two word it's like help open or help zip

and then if there are more words you're

just gonna add more words so help zip

code or help put on shoes conflict I

need more words to it so that they are

learning the power of words tip number

three is to constantly offer choices for

your child so if you're like and I got

into a bad habit of this I just say do

you want a snack and instead of saying

that I should be offering would you like

crackers or Apple or oranges or banana

like and if you can even put it in your


and rather than saying that say banana

or say just kind of waiting giving it

five seconds and letting them choose and

getting them to try and take their own

initiative at say in those words and my

speech therapist also recommended

switching items or you could even do

something that they like literally

wouldn't want like a Kleenex

so always having a Kleenex in your

pocket or purse or diaper bag or

whatever and just take it off the

Kleenex and then offering would you like

crackers or Kleenex and I mean you never

know they may take the Kleenex sometimes

so give them that but just always having

that option to give them a choice and to

use their words tip number four is

adding the S or the ing to words so

adding that ing to more action words so

running plane jumping and then rather

than saying let's go get a book say

let's go get some books like just adding

those extra words on to them as your

child is learning tip number five is

encouraging playing with peers and this

one is kinda find I've found that I've

felt a little guilt over because of

course with my first we did swimming

classes we did library we did music

classes we did like mom groups and

everything we were out constantly and I

had had her in so many things and she

was a really early talker and with my

son we didn't really do any of that and

I think maybe because he was a second

and I haven't really done it with my

third either at least she gets a little

bit more interaction because she does

have older siblings but encouraging like

just going to go like we have a parent

link here so it's like a parent group or

just any type of classes will help your

child share and learn and get involved

more with peers and if you haven't done

that of course don't feel mom guilt over

it and I'm trying to give myself some

grace be tip number six is just making

those little extra sound effects so if

you are zipping up their coat just going

sip or making little bee sound going

business or

like just modeling those in front of

your child constantly because of course

as they learn they are putting sounds

together and all of this comes into play

so and will help your child and

encourage them to talk more okay tip

number seven is and this one I found

kind of weird but it makes a lot of

sense it's just doing an oral brushing

or getting your child to make funny

faces and use their muscles in their

mouths and their jaw and definitely have

like a professional look and make sure

that they don't have some sort of mortar

motor skill that's behind because if

they're not able to touch the roof of

their mouth with their tongue or certain

different things like that then of

course there's gonna be a speech delay

so just get that kind of thing ruled out

you can also get their hearing ruled out

which is usually one of the first things

that a speech therapist will rule out

I'm even getting an electric toothbrush

is said to help kind of awaken those

sensory receptors that are in a mouth

and just help an assist kind of things

getting going so really just making

funny faces to help there your child's

kind of use those facial muscles and the

muscles in the mouth that will help with

speech development




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