Toddler Talk – the online support package

This is the programme for you if:

  • your toddler is late learning to talk
  • you feel like you’re doing all the talking and your child doesn’t talk back
  • you’re looking for effective support from a Speech and Language Therapist with years of experience
  • you want practical help and a simple framework to help your child learn to talk

Included in the package

  • Six weeks of bitesize video lessons, audio summaries and play sheets.
  • Two 1:1 coaching calls with Bryony to discuss your child’s communication development, home practice activities, challenges and solutions.
  • Unlimited access to instant message support from Bryony
  • End-of-course summary to help you share information with the key people in your child’s life.
  • Online evaluation to identify priorities for support and review your child’s progress.
  • PLUS a BONUS lesson on speech sound development.

What parents say:

Before I started this course, I was lost. I wasn’t sure how to help my little girl, or what I should be doing. I felt very low and not enjoying being mum. Since completing the course I cannot believe the progress my little girl has made and how much more empowered I feel as her parent in helping her to communicate, with myself and our family.

We really look forward to spending some focussed time together every day. I notice more the kinds of things that we can do together and enjoy trying new things. I think more about following her lead and waiting for her to look in day to day situations like cooking.

I invested while waiting for Rory’s speech and language therapy referral and HIGHLY recommend it. I found when trying to get info on encouraging speech, the information was overwhelming, but this has made it SO EASY!

Here to help

Bryony Rust sitting and smiling

Parents often describe the confusion and stress when seeing their child struggle, but are often told to simply wait and see if they’ll catch up. The good news is, you don’t have to just wait and wonder. There’s lots we can do right now.

As a Speech and Language Therapist with over twelve years experience, I’ve seen the power of early support to help children become confident communicators.  The sooner you understand your child’s communication development, the sooner the two of you can really get to know each other and enjoy the process. 

When you have simple strategies and tailor-made support, you can start having conversations together.  It’s pretty incredible to see that spark grow as your child learns how to tell you what’s on their mind.

This online package gives you bitesize videos with information and ideas, to walk you through a simple framework to build your communication together, step by step.  The video lessons are backed up with weekly group coaching and Q&As, so that you get the right help whenever you need it. No waiting and wondering.

Course Outline

  • Week 1: Breathe

    Create the time and space for regular SaLT practice. Make your environment communication friendly and your play inviting.

  • Week 2: Notice

    Understand how your child is communicating and start adjusting to meet them at the best point for their development.

  • Week 3: Give

    Explore different ways to build language and expand vocabulary and develop thinking skills.

  • Week 4: Reflect

    Review strategies so far, identify areas to focus on and talk through ideas and solutions with Bryony.

  • Week 5: Laugh

    Add stories, song and activity ideas to your new interaction strategies. Learn about how praise and feedback impacts your child’s learning.

  • Week 6: Share

    ​Evaluate your child’s progress and share information with your key people.

FAQs

I know all children develop at different rates, so why don’t I just wait and see if my child will catch up?

If that feels best for you, then that’s what you should do. You’re the expert on your child.  We do know that if a child needs extra help with their speech and language development, then getting the right help early on can make all the difference. But even more than that, this is about helping you feel comfortable and confident in knowing what’s next for your child. Sometimes there’s a gap between ‘early identification’ (e.g. the 2 year check) and ‘early intervention’ (i.e. the right help at the right time). This package is intended for those facing that gap.

What age should my child be for this programme to be useful?

I specifically designed this package for parents of 2 years olds who are only saying a handful of words. The strategies and 1:1 support is also applicable to a broader age range.  If this sounds like support that you’d find valuable, but you’re not sure if it applies to your situation, then you can simply get in touch to talk it through.

How will I know if my child’s made progress?

We’ll keep track of progress through short video clips and an online evaluation form.  The main success measure is YOU feeling more confident and capable in helping your child progress as part of your everyday play.

Isn’t helping children learn to talk just intuitive stuff?

In many ways, yes! But, if your child is slow to respond to the everyday play and chit chat you give them, it’s easy to get lost along the way. This programme will help you focus in on some specific things that make the biggest difference and avoid some common pitfalls along the way.

How can I be confident that it’ll make a difference?

This package is based on the evidence around parent-child interaction therapy and early speech and language strategies. I’m confident that this package will give you a boost to your everyday play and conversation together. If you’re not entirely happy, you can have a full refund within the first 28 days.

Sounds great! How do I sign up?

You can get started right now by clicking the button below.  Once enrolled, Bryony will be in touch with all the details to get you started.