Talking Teddy Bears: A Mommy + Me Class
ENRICHMENT FOR YOUR TODDLER
EMPOWERMENT FOR YOU
CONNECTION FOR YOU BOTH
Join us for Fort Worth's ONLY language based Mommy & Me class.
Led by Anna Mulloy, a pediatric speech-language pathologist and owner of Honeycomb Road, this 5 week class will provide you with research-based strategies each week proven to increase expressive language skills in toddlers ages 18 months - 30 months.
You and your child will participate in songs, games and time to play and connect with each other. You will leave with strategies you can apply every single day to facilitate language development and your child's future social and academic success.
This class is designed for parents of toddlers who:
may be concerned with their toddler's speech development or worried that their child may not be using as many words as they should be
want to know what they can do to help their child develop the language skills necessary to thrive socially and academically
want to learn expert strategies to implement at home and during everyday activities
want to connect with their toddler in a fun and stress free way
want to meet other families and make new friends
Now Registering for our fall 2019 classes!
Registration is CLOSED for our fall class. But stay tuned for updates on our next offering.
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What is a 'late talker?'
A "late talker" is a child who shows typical development in motor skills, cognition, play skills and social skills but shows limited verbal vocabulary for a child his or her age. These are not children who have developmental delays, such as Down Syndrome or Autism, or children with a specific difficulty with understanding and producing language, known as “language delay or disorder."
I've heard to "wait and see" if my child will catch up.
The “wait-and-see” approach to children who are not talking is a result of misconceptions about typical language development. “All children develop at their own pace” is another common phrase parents might hear when looking for an explanation for a child’s delayed speech. While children do develop at their own pace to some extent, we know that there are certain milestones (click here to learn more) which should be reached by a specific age. When they are not reached, this becomes cause for concern. We would be happy to discuss your concerns and see if early intervention is right for your child.
Research shows that children learn language best through the everyday, back-and-forth interactions they have with the adults in their life. This means that language and literacy building can happen anywhere! Whether they are walking to the car, going to the park, or brushing their teeth – if the child is enjoying the activity, there is a great opportunity for a back-and-forth interaction and learning!
This also means that YOU - mom, dad, grandparent or caregiver - can help your child develop language skills and take steps toward improved communication.