Half the challenge in the digital-age is finding the best available resources! Here is my list of favorite resources to support communication between caregivers and their tiny miracles.
- BABY Navigator – The resources here are so fantastic and plentiful that you might never make it to the rest of this list! I’m proud to be a former student to the iconic professors who developed http://www.babynavigator.com and http://www.autismnavigator.com Families who complete the “screen my child” survey (parents of 9-18 month olds) here, get free access to “growth charts” for monitoring their child’s development (usually these are $60/year).
- VROOM App (this is not an app for children to play with. VROOM is intended for caregivers of young children). It’s free in Google Play stores and iTunes. VROOM is available in both Spanish and English. For more information, click HERE
- Music, rhymes, and finger play routines are great for teaching language. THIS is my favorite library of free songs and rhymes
- “The Big Book of Exclamations” was written by a speech therapist and is available HERE
- “Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism” is an absolutely fantastic book with evidence-based communication building strategies that can be easily implementing into your daily routines (e.g. washing hands or putting on shoes). I use these strategies with all the families I work with – they are fantastic whether or not a child has Autism. This book is available HERE