Parents often worry when their child reaches 18 months or 2 years of age and does not talk much or at all. Some children exhibit late language emergence, also known as late talking or a language delay. Approximately 10-20% of 2-year-old children exhibit late language emergence. A late-talking toddler is typically defined as a 24 […]
About Lindsay Valentino
Lindsay Valentino enjoys the art of combining data with client and family values in order to develop and refine treatment plans. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed by the state of Illinois to practice speech-language pathology.
Lindsay earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Communication Sciences from Northwestern University and her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Rush University. Lindsay has experience with a variety of communication disorders, including expressive and receptive language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, and social (pragmatic) communication disorders. She completed her Clinical Fellowship in a junior high school, where she gained experience in working with individualized education programs (IEPs). She believes communication between clients, parents, physicians, teachers, and related service providers is essential for continuity of care and improved outcomes.
Lindsay is especially interested in diagnostics, intervention for late talkers, emergent literacy, and using technology to improve communication. She has formal training in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol.
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Here are some examples of how a holiday tradition can be turned into a speech and language activity: Looking at Holiday Lights For a younger child: Play a silly sentence game. Make a sentence about the light display but put in a nonsense word. See if your child can fix the silly mistake. For example, […]
A child who is still developing his or her articulation skills may need some feedback in order to fix speech errors and improve intelligibility. The following tips will help you respond to a child who produces articulation errors: Repeat the misarticulated word in your response with a slight emphasis on the target word. For example, […]
Social communication with others requires a complex integration of skills in three areas: Social interaction Social cognition Pragmatic language skills A social worker often addresses social interaction skills (e.g., understanding social rules, such as how to be polite) and social cognition skills (e.g., understanding the emotions of oneself and others). A speech-language pathologist often targets […]