TEACH First Words

T. E. A. C. H. First Words

How to teach your child their first 50 words.

3 of my top selling handouts

Now in 1 self-paced online class


What’s included?

  • The T. E. A. C. H. First Words Framework (8 short video modules)

  • Developmental Milestones Checklists (printable)

  • 25 Speech and Language Strategies (handouts and video explanations)

  • How to teach first words during everyday activities (printables)

  • Beginning sign language (handouts and links to how to make them)

  • Additional resources

 Here’s what people have to say about these handouts…

With my private clinic caseload suddenly exploding in size and dropping in age, I found myself entirely unprepared to serve my clients. That is until I found this treasure trove! I am feel more prepared already to plan engaging session and ensure parent education! Thanks!
— Seldom Speechless
I am so happy I made this purchase. Amazing resource to have for EI. Very parent-friendly, kid-friendly, and SLP friendly. Thank You!
— Carrie
I LOVE using this resource with my families! It is so clearly presented and I love the data tracking page to accompany everything. My families find it is very easy to use and they like the visuals and descriptions. This has been a must-have for me!
— Nausha

This class teaches 5 simple steps parents can use to help their child learn to use their first 50 words.

After this class you will:

  • Understand the skills toddlers need to start talking

  • Be able to help teach your child words during every day activities

  • Have a tool kit of strategies that support early communication

  • Know which words to focus on helping your child say

Frequently Asked Questions 

+ How many words should my child be saying?

Average number of words by age in months. 2-6 words by 12 months. 10 words by 15 months. 50 words by 18 months. 200-300 words by 24 months. 450 words by 30 months. 1,000 words by 36 months.

+ What if my child isn't saying any words?

Let your child's doctor know about your concerns. You do not need a doctor's referal to have your child evaluated for speech. There are a lot of skills children need before they start to talk. This course can teach you what to look for and how you can help.

+ Is this speech therapy?

No. This class is not a replacement for speech therapy. However this course will teach you things YOU can be doing at home in addition to speech therapy.

+ How long is it?

The 8 modules can be completed in about one hour. Additional materials and videos, such as links on how to sign first words, are also included to view as needed.

+ I'm looking for more ideas, what else can I do at home?

T. E. A. C. H. First Words is a great, in depth beginner class for families. If you're looking for more activities try our Language Activities for Toddlers Interactive Online Classes. You'll get access to our membership area, more daily ideas, additional printable materials, and live Q and A's.

+ Is this class for parents or professionals?

Both! I cover basic information about language development. The strategies taught are commonly used by speech therapists but directed toward parents. Therapists will gain access to a ton of resources to share with families. The T. E. A. C. H. First Words framework would be a useful guide for therapists new to early intervention.

+ What if my child is talking but I can't understand him/her?

This class focused on language development, not speech. Speech that is difficult to understand can be caused by a number of things. I would recommend you have your child's speech evaluated by a speech therapist.

+ What if I want a refund?

I consider refunds on a case by case basis. Please contact me at lia@speechandlanguageathome.com within 30 days if you would like a refund.

+ How long do I have access to the class?

You have unlimited access for as long as the class remains active.

My parents LOVE this handout and tell me they reference it constantly! Thank you!
— Caitlyn

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(Half what I charge for a private 1 hours session)