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In this re-broadcast of episode 20 Deb speaks to Bonny Marsh from Small Connections, a Speech Pathologist with over 20 years of experience specializing in the birth to five age range. She’s spent her career supporting teachers, families, and children with communication issues, including receptive and expressive language delays.

She created the CALM Model, which is a child and family-centered approach to speech difficulties. It came about from the last 17 years spent working to support the community around children.

We discuss the CALM Model and how she uses that to engage and support families and children. She shares some tips and tricks for helping children learn to communicate with words.

Click here to access the downloadable PDF of tips and what communication milestones to look for from birth to age four.

Visit Small Connections Website here. 


Parent Toolbox for Anxious Kids – Webinar Series

Help your child with anxiety with practical tools for success and becoming more independent in what they need to do by reducing and managing their anxiety.

The Toolbox includes the following recorded workshops:

  • Supporting children to communicate how they are feeling when they are anxious.
  • Helping your child with learning anxiety.
  • Helping your child decrease anxiety caused by sensory processing issues.
  • How to help your child manage their social anxiety.

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