The site is the brainchild of Trisha Shipcott, M.S., CCC-SLP. “As a speech and language pathologist working with young children for over 15 years, it is my passion to help children succeed,” Shipcott said. “Parents and families can have a huge impact on their child’s development.”
This website, which can be found at http://www.littletalkers.com, is designed to help parents and caregivers learn what listening, speaking and pre-academic skills your child should have at different age levels. The videos on the site will also demonstrate to parents how to help their children become successful at communicating, while developing clear speech and gaining the important pre-academic skills. “We want your child to be an effective communicator and to thrive in the classroom” said Shipcott.
Once a person gets to the site, they are invited to set up a free profile for their child. After the profile is established, the parent will have access to information on speech and language milestones, as well as a library of over 20 videos, and a Game of the Week. “Each video is designed to show parents how to work with their children in developing skills that will help them in the classroom down the road,” said Shipcott. “Over the years, I have had many parents ask me if their child is on track with their speech development, and I wanted to have a site that would answer a lot of the questions I receive on a regular basis.” The Game of the Week can be used with the children to help develop the skills talked about in the videos.
Shipcott plans to add new videos to the site on an ongoing basis. “There is so much information out there that parents would like to know,” said Shipcott. “By adding new videos, I hope to a make it easier for parents to get the answers they are looking for when it comes to their child’s development during those first five years.” LittleTalkers.com also has a workbook, flashcards and an online journal available for parents as part of a premium package offering.
For more information on the site, please contact Trisha Shipcott at Trisha@LittleTalkers.com or (714)-425-8059