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Developmental Checklists

Red Flags for Speech, Language, and Feeding Development

A quick and easy way to empower yourself with evidence-based information to know exactly WHEN to refer children to seek support from a speech-language pathologist - developed by Cascada Resilient Therapy.

Complete Guide to Speech, Language, and Feeding Milestones 

Everything you need to know to see if your child is meeting developmental milestones - developed by LinguiSystems®.

Age of Acquisition of Speech Sounds

Average age children learn to pronounce English consonants correctly - developed by McLeod and Crowe, 2018. 

Elimination of Phonological Processes

Average age patterns of sound errors are eliminated from a child’s speech - developed by Mommy Speech Therapy and Little Bee Speech. 

Strategies and Materials to Improve Speech and Language Skills 


Talking Matters!

This video provides 5 specific strategies for parents and caregivers to use to help support their child's speech and language skills - developed by First Thing’s First.

Teaching Foundational Communication Skills

In this video, Teach Me to Talk teaches you to play social games like peek-a-boo, which are CRITICAL in helping a child learn to understand and use words. This is the place where speech therapy should begin for toddlers who are having difficulty interacting with others.

Articulation Word Lists

SLP-made word lists with thousands of words and other speech-language materials for you to practice at home with your child - developed by Samantha at Shine Speech Activities. 

Support for Children with Feeding Issues/Selective Eaters

Food Repertoire List

Easily track your child’s preferred and dropped foods from their repertoire with this fillable food repertoire list tracking form - developed by Cascada Resilient Therapy.

Food is Sensory

Thinking about the sensory properties of foods on a continuum to help anxious and selective eaters reduce the worry and stress of mealtimes - developed by Marsha Dunn Klein OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA with the Get Permission Approach.

When Children Won’t Eat

Understanding the “why’s” and how to help children who won't eat - developed by Kay A. Toomey, Ph.D.

Feeding Guide: Where to Start

The SOS Approach® to feeding - a guide to help you understand what you might expect and give you some strategies to help you raise healthy, happy eaters.

Division of Responsibility 

Who does what? Describing the parent and child jobs during mealtimes - developed

by the Ellyn Satter Institute

Meeting Our Children Where They Are & Suggestions for Parents

What is DIR/DIRFloortime®?

The Developmental Individual-differences and Relationship-based Model explained - a pathway to promote healthy development in a respectful manner that builds connections, understanding, love, communication, and engagement.

Play Every Day! 

Simple tips for getting your child to play with you in a way that promotes their individual development through a respectful, playful, joyful, and engaging process - developed by Cascada Resilient Therapy.

ASHA’s Suggestions for Parents of School-Aged Children

Broken down by grade level, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association gives suggestions for ways to support your child’s educational development.

Reading List

The Bottom Line for Baby: From Sleep Training to Screens, Thumb Sucking to Tummy Time--What the Science Says by Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

"Every baby- and toddler-care decision sends parents scrambling to do the right thing, and often down into the rabbit hole of conflicting advice. Dr. Tina Payne Bryson has sifted through the reliable research (including about all those old wives’ tales) and will help you make a manageable molehill out of the mountain of information and answer more than sixty common concerns and dilemmas."

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Dan Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

"A revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth." 


How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7 (The How To Talk Series) by Joanna Faber and Julie King

"What do you do with a little kid who…won’t brush her teeth…screams in his car seat…pinches the baby...refuses to eat vegetables…throws books in the library...runs rampant in the supermarket? Organized by common challenges and conflicts, this book is an essential manual of communication strategies, including a chapter that addresses the special needs of children with sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders. This user-friendly guide will empower parents and caregivers of young children to forge rewarding, joyful relationships with terrible two-year-olds, truculent three-year-olds, ferocious four-year-olds, foolhardy five-year-olds, self-centered six-year-olds, and the occasional semi-civilized seven-year-old. And, it will help little kids grow into self-reliant big kids who are cooperative and connected to their parents, teachers, siblings, and peers."

When Your Child Won't Eat or Eats Too Much: A Parents' Guide for the Prevention and Treatment of Feeding Problems in Young Children by Dr. Irene Chatoor

"Approximately 25 percent of otherwise normally developing young children experience feeding difficulties. These may not only be disruptive to the child's physical and emotional development, they also may affect the whole family. In When Your Child Won't Eat or Eats Too Much, author Dr. Irene Chatoor teaches parents how to navigate the challenges of early feeding development and help their children establish healthy eating habits. Based on clinical experiences and research studies, Chatoor helps you understand your child's specific feeding problems-whether your child has difficulty feeling hunger, has difficulty determining fullness, refuses to eat certain foods, or is just plain scared to eat. When Your Child Won't Eat or Eats Too Much presents specific suggestions and practical tips on how to understand and manage each of these feeding problems while promoting a healthy eating environment for the whole family. It also describes how feeding difficulties can be prevented and how discipline can be established without resorting to coercive measures. Chatoor, a pediatric psychiatrist who has made fundamental contributions in her field, helps parents better understand and deal with the challenges of early feeding development and the special feeding issues of their children."

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