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Late Talkers: A Variation of Normal Development? By Michelle MacRoy-Higgins, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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“Late talkers” make up 15% of the toddler population. The language characteristics of the late talkers are not reflective of typical language development in the areas of word learning, phonology, morphology/syntax, and social skills. Dr. Michelle MacRoy-Higgins discusses why early intervention is important to provide speech and language services to late talkers.

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MINDFUL PARENTING, Part 1: “Revenge of the Princesses” When Your Child’s Social Drama Becomes Your Own, by Fara Jones, M.A., LCSW, Psychotherapist

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?Mommy, the princesses won?t let me play with them.?
I pulled over and got into the back seat of the car with my 4-year old daughter.
?What do you mean?? I desperately asked her, trying to conceal the panic in my voice . . .
My poor girl, a fan of the Star Wars films, found herself in the nether-region of such ?gender play? and was effectively banished by both Han Solo and Sleeping Beauty.

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