#156: Replay Episode - Joint Attention For Toddlers

Replay: Episode 105I love talking about joint attention, but a lot of my ideas and strategies in my courses may feel like they are geared toward older preschool age students. My tips today are for the youngest learners, toddlers age 2 to 3. Joint attention is an important foundational skill and it is never too early to get started with these strategies!3 Ways to Get Started with Joint Attention with Your Toddler TodayBooksBooks are the lifeline for learning and sharing activities and time with our little ones. For these young learners, when reading use a positive, energetic voice. Try using board books and interactive books with flaps. With your own child, make a goal to embed at least 15 minutes to read and interact with a book everyday!Some of my favorites: Huggy Kissy and the Llama Llama series SongsUse YOUR Voice. Learn songs with motions to sing with your toddler. If toddlers aren't speaking they can join in by using the gestures and doing the motions as you sing. You can also use visuals like toys that match the song or printed visuals from my TPT store for early intervention songs.Some of my favorites: Wheels on the Bus, 5 Little Monkeys, Happy and You Know It, Old McDonaldPlayPlaying with toddlers is so fun and you never know what they will love and enjoy. Focus on not asking questions but just modeling simple language and narrating the activity.Some of my favorites: Bubbles, Sensory Bins, Cars with Tracks#autism #speechtherapyWhat’s Inside:3 ways you can work on joint attention at home today!Joint attention strategies for toddlers.Tips and tricks for embedding joint attention work in your day to day.How to read books, sing songs, and play with your child to assist with joint attention.Mentioned In This Episode:Books For Speech Therapy For ToddlersSongs for Early Intervention by ABA SPEECH | TPTMembership - ABA Speech

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In the Autism Outreach Podcast, Speech Therapist and BCBA, Rose Griffin from ABA SPEECH, provides her best, ready to use autism interventions and speech therapy techniques to inspire professionals and parents working with students with autism. With 20 years of experience in the field, Rose understands one of the biggest challenges parents, therapists and educators face on a daily basis is helping students strengthen their communication skills. Listeners will regain a sense of calm as Rose breaks down trusted therapy techniques to try at home or school to provide support to students. Rose will address a variety of topics on autism spectrum disorder: how autism symptoms present in babies and toddlers, recognizing the differences between autism and a speech delay, early intervention therapies, autism evaluation, autism diagnosis, how to help a child with autism start communicating if they are nonverbal, helping students who engage in problem behavior, functional communication skills, increasing student engagement and improving social skills. An excellent listen for parents and professionals alike, with a mix of interviews and solo shows designed to inspire, empower, and provide you with confidence to help your students. Hit subscribe and learn more at www.abaspeech.org