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TIME TO TALK

What You Need to Know About Your Child’s Speech and Language Development

By Michelle MacRoy-Higgins, PhD and Carlyn Kolker

Wondering when to expect baby’s first word?  Want to get your toddler talking?  Worried your child is not speaking as clearly as his peers? 

When it comes to language acquisition, all parents have questions…and Time to Talk has the answers. Written by an experienced speech-language pathologist and mom, this practical and proactive guide will help you:

Understand the building blocks of speech and language • Monitor progress against expected milestones • Enhance your child’s communication skills • Spot signs of potential problems with hearing, speech, or language development • Address common concerns, such as articulation, late talking, stuttering, dyslexia, and more • Get the best results from speech and language therapy • Foster literacy • Raise bilingual children successfully

From baby’s first babbling to reading readiness, this speech-language booster and troubleshooter covers it all.

 
 

The Authors

 
 
 

Michelle MacRoy-Higgins, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

has worked as a speech-language pathologist for more than 15 years, focusing on the treatment of infants, toddlers, and young children. An associate professor in the Communication Sciences Program at Hunter College, Michelle has a M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Ph.D. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and is the mother of two girls.

Carlyn Kolker

is a freelance writer and former reporter for Bloomberg News and Reuters. She is the mother of two boys.

 
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EVENTS

WED, MAY 3, 7pm

COMMUNITY BOOKSTORE
143 7th Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Please join the authors of Time to Talk for a conversation and Q&A about how young kids develop speech and language - with lots or practical tips and advice!

Co-Sponsored by Park Slope Parents.


WED, MAY 10

HUNTER COLLEGE
NEW YORK CITY

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IN THE NEWS

"YOUR BABY IS LISTENING TO YOU, MAMA" IN MOTHERLY 

APRIL 20017 // read the article

Dr. Michelle speaks with Fatherly about late talkers

MARCH 2017 // read the article

BlogCritics calls Time to Talk "a treasure"

MARCH 2017 // read the article

TESTIMONIALS

 

From tips to takeaways to red flags and Q&As, Dr. Michelle has created an in-depth treasure book of priceless information that can be easily digested by busy parents and education professionals.
— Sarita Austin, PhD, CCC-SLP, TSHH, Cert HCPC, MRCSLT, Director, Department of Speech-Langague Pathology, New York Center for Child Development
Time to Talk is a phenomenally valuable and highly readable guide to your child’s speech and language development. I wish this book had been available when my children were babies. Dr. Michelle and Carlyn have distilled a vast academic literature volume of clear explanations, illustrative stories, and practical tips that will be helpful to all parents who want to enrich their children’s learning environments. Parents of children with delays or other special needs will find the authors’ clear and honest introduction to speech and language services to be especially useful.
— Margo Gardner, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, National Center for Children and Families, Teachers College, Columbia University
While giving a lucid and clear introduction to the building blocks of speech and language including hearing, where this book really shines is in making clear the milestones that should be reached in a child with normally developing speech and language. If an evaluation or therapy is necessary, this knowledge will prevent any delays that could adversely affect the child. A remarkable feat.
— Ari J. Goldsmith, MD. FAAP, Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Maimonides Medical Center.