Do you feel like you need a translator to understand your toddler’s speech? If so, then this is the episode for you.
Today we’re speaking with Carly Tulloch, a pediatric speech-language pathologist and the founder of WeeTalkers, a platform that helps parents navigate all things speech with their kiddos.
Carly shares how music and singing can help kids as they learn speech and why you should follow your child’s lead of what they’re interested in when communicating with them.
We ask all of our questions on what mamas should be looking out for to make sure their little one is on track and what to do to help support your child’s foundational language skills. She gives us a clue on what we could expect from an appointment with a speech-language pathologist plus how to approach teaching your child language in a two-language household.
WHAT’S IN THIS EPISODE:
- How she felt launching her course and bringing help to parents in supporting their little ones as they begin to communicate
- How Carly’s career has shifted since becoming a mother
- What speech-language pathologists do to help people communicate
- The benefits of music and singing as it relates to speech
- How signing can help your kids express themselves before the complexity of speech
- Following your child’s lead and talking about what they’re interested in
- What you should look for to make sure your child is on track at each age range
- When to consider seeing a speech-language pathologist
- The difference between speech and language
- Common speech and language disorders that can occur
- What you can expect from an appointment with a speech-language pathologist
- How learning two languages at the same time factors into speech delay
LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED:
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MORE ABOUT THE FOUNDER OF WEE TALKERS:
My name is Carly and I’m a pediatric speech-language pathologist. I help children of all abilities learn to communicate to their fullest potential. And I coach parents like you on how to support them at home!
This led me to speaking at parent and baby groups, preschools, and daycares to help increase awareness about these topics. Slowly, I also started teaching parents via Instagram. After so many of you said, “I wish I could be there, but I don’t live in Vancouver!”, I created an online version of my baby class, so you can now join from anywhere in the world.
It’s truly an honor to join you in your parenting journey.
OUR FAVORITE QUOTES FROM CARLY TULLOCH:
“We help kids that need support with expressing themselves.”
“Music can help imbed things in our memory in a certain way.”
“Speech is made up of a lot of little motor movements.”
“Give them the opportunity to participate with you and it will come.”
“Trust your gut as a mom.”