- The Communicating Partners Center is guided by one major belief: that parents are in the best position to make sure their child develops social and communicative skills to their potential.
- PARENTS ARE THE ANSWER. Regardless of the number of professionals, children will learn to communicate best in their home lives. Parents have the greatest opportunity to teach their children how to communicate...
- Most parents who come to me are convinced that only professionals can" fix" their child. This is an extremely dangerous belief because many parents virtually give away their child to professionals and avoid building just the intimate social relationships that only they can do.
- Parents and families inevitably influence their child’s development more than schools can. Consequently, professionals and parents need to collaborate more than they now do.
Another resource that I feel is outstanding in the area of speech and language development is Laura Mize's website, Teach Me to Talk. Laura Mize is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who specializes in treating young children, ages birth to three, with communication delays and disorders. What I love about Laura is her generosity in sharing her wealth of knowledge. She hosts a blog, weekly podcast, and series of video tips all for FREE. She also offers some videos, books, and manuals for purchase through her website. You will fall in love with her and her resources. She is truly a blessing by her gracious desire to share her knowledge and expertise for the benefit of others. Meet Laura below in her video on using BUBBLES for a speech activity. Enjoy!
I hope these two resources will be an encouragement to you as you homeschool your child with special needs!