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With results like this:

"Now she's not even 19 months old and we're at well over 80 [words]"

"My husband and I aren't as stressed anymore trying to figure out what he wants"

"I've lost count of all the new words he says and that's in just over 6 weeks"

It's no wonder parents rave about my research-based approach to help their toddlers talk.

Feeling worried about your baby or toddler meeting their speech milestones?

I get it. I've been there!

If you're anything like me, you couldn't wait to hear your baby’s sweet voice before they were even born.

Now you're beyond excited for that heart melting "mama" or "I love you" and the cute conversations that follow, but the words aren't coming as you expected.

You make sure to read to them often and talk to them all day long (or the have no clue what to say to a baby)...

And your child is still not talking or only has a handful of words. You can't figure out what they want half the time and you're both frustrated and discouraged.

Then all you get for an answer is: "Just read to them more!" or "Don't worry about it, my nephew didn't start talking until he was 3".


I'm calling BS on this narrative. 

It's totally normal to wish you knew what your toddler wants and when, so you can:
  • Meet their needs with ease so you can stop guessing and decrease those frustrating communication meltdowns
  • Know when they're not feeling well or what foods they want (or don't want) to eat because they can tell you
  • Experience your toddler's sweet and silly thoughts so you can laugh together and think "kids do say the darnedest things!"
  • ​Hear from your pediatrician that your little one is on track so you have one less thing to worry about...
And it can feel enormously stressful when these things are not happening.

You don't need to work harder or longer...

The problem is simple...

You don't yet have the TOOLS!

But it's not your fault. Unfortunately, parents just don't get helpful education about speech and language development.

I want to change that.

I'm here to teach you how your child's speech and language actually develops and how you can take it to the next level at home.

          You are your child's best teacher...

          But time and time again, I see well-intentioned parents making the same mistakes when trying to help their child talk.

          Here Are 3 Mistakes Most Parents Make When Communicating With Their Child:

          Mistake #1

          When children are not communicating, parents often overcompensate.  In an effort to get their child to use language, they often take the lead during play, try too hard to control the environment, and miss an opportunity to connect.

          And if you’re doing this, you risk leaving your child unengaged, overwhelmed, and confused.

          And we know that a child who is not engaged is NOT communicating.

          Mistake #2
          Parents ask a lot of questions, hoping to prompt an answer.  HOWEVER, asking too many questions is not fun for many kids and often results in silence...

          Which often provokes parents to quiz even more. Creating an endless cycle. 

          Mistake #3

          Focusing heavily on academic language instead of functional words when trying to teach a child to communicate...

          This can result in a child who may have learned their ABCs, colors, and shapes, but is not yet able to communicate their wants or needs.

          But when you LEARN the skills of how to model language and respond to your child in a way that gets them talking back to you, you take that skill with you wherever you go...literally!

          You'll use them during meals, during play, at the park, in the stroller, during story time, in the bath...

          ...So your child gets that consistent and repetitive input throughout their day when it matters most.


          Hi, I'm Melissa and this is my son, Gavin!

          I'm a licensed speech-language pathologist and the founder of Raising Little Talkers.

          As a mom of three little kids, I know how helpless you can feel when your child isn't meeting milestones —

          I was in your same shoes when my son wasn't meeting his gross motor milestones. He still wasn't sitting independently at 9 months old...

 say I was an anxious mess is an understatement!
          I was so worried and overwhelmed, my mind went to the worst possible scenarios. I googled way too much and freaked myself out that there might be something seriously wrong with him...

          ...that it could be this diagnosis or that, that he may never walk. You know how this goes...

          You may have been down a similar rabbit hole with worry and anxiety about your child’s speech and language development. I felt so helpless.

          It wasn't until I worked with a specialist that I finally learned what to do with him at home to strengthen his muscles and let me tell you–my anxious brain felt so empowered to finally have a plan of action.

          It felt so good to do something to help my son and take control of the situation.

          I finally had peace of mind that I was helping him to progress at home--and progress he did!

          He went from not rolling or sitting at 9 months to catching up to age expectations and walking by 15 months! 🙌

          I wish I had known how to help him sooner.

          You don't need to stress as long as I did.

          When you're eager to hear your sweet baby or toddler talk, you don't have to sit back and wonder if there's anything more you could be doing.

          You shouldn't have to wait to give your child the support they need because you can't afford to see a specialist or there is a waitlist months long for an evaluation.

          Using my 11+ years experience as a speech therapist, 5 years as a mom, and 2 years of extensive feedback from the 400k parents in my Instagram community, I created the Raising Little Talkers course to help you feel confident teaching your child to talk during your everyday interactions at home.

          And that began my obsession with helping parents--not only to catch their child up from home, but to prevent delays before they start.

          Today I'm committed to teaching parents how to connect and communicate with their children by turning babbles and gestures in to those precious first words, expanding their vocabulary, encouraging word combinations, and beyond.

          What parents are saying:

          Of course, there are parts of our child's development that are out of our control…

          ...but what we CAN control is the environment.

          As a parent who is with your child day in and day out, you have a unique power to provide a language-rich environment that delivers the consistent daily input your child needs to start talking or expand their vocabulary.

          Imagine knowing proven speech therapy strategies to turn your child's babbles and gestures into words and grow their vocabulary with confidence...

          Well, you don't have to "imagine" any longer, can.

          The Raising Little Talkers course teaches you exactly how to communicate with your child like a speech therapist so that you can get them talking as quickly as possible.


          The Raising Little Talkers Course

          The proven, practical, research-backed, parent training program for getting your child talking from home as quickly as possible.

          When you sign up for the Raising Little Talkers course, you get:

          When you sign up for the

          Raising Little Talkers course, you get:

          • Access to the proven methods that I use as a speech-language pathologist to help children start talking and grow their vocabulary → these strategies are backed by research!

          • ​​Easy to digest lessons you can access at any time → I know you're busy and exhausted, which is why this 2 hour course is broken down into bite-size lessons for you to enjoy at your own pace. 

          • Simple yet powerful tips you can start using right away during your everyday routines → Don't worry, you don't need to be a speech therapist to use these strategies.         

          • ​​Real example videos → You'll see each strategy in action during real life interactions with children, so you know exactly what to do.     

          • ​​​Accompanying PDFs for additional support → Easily reference what you've learned with these beautifully designed printable materials.       
                Are you ready to learn actionable strategies to grow your child's language skills?

                  It's time to give yourself the know-how and the peace of mind you deserve to help your child progress, just like it's done for other parents like you:

                  "...I remember feeling like I'm talking to her all day, but nothing is helping, what am I doing wrong? And it really reassured me...I haven't done anything wrong, I just didn't have the strategies..." 
                  -- Chantal, mom of 21 month old

                  This online course is right for you if…

                  • Your child is not talking as much as their peers or not meeting expected speech and language milestones.
                  • ​You want to grow your child's speech and language skills while waiting for an evaluation or therapy to start.
                  • ​You want to encourage your baby's first words, new vocabulary, or word combinations with effective strategies used by speech-language pathologists.
                  • ​You want to feel confident that you're doing all that you can to help your child talk and prevent delays in language development.

                  More Results From Parents Like You

                  Learn The Speech Therapy Strategies You Need To Raise A Little Talker

                  Learn The Speech Therapy Strategies

                  You Need To Raise A Little Talker

                  Easy-to-digest modules to fit your busy life as a parent of young children. Each module includes multiple video lessons, video examples, and downloadable PDFs.

                  Module 1: The Language Building Blocks

                  • Find out how to help your child imitate words and phrases with ease — a critical skill that all children need in order to talk independently.

                  • Learn to support your child's language development at each stage including understanding words and following directions, babbling, gesturing, single words and combining words.

                  Module 2: Make Your Words Matter

                  • Discover simple tweaks to make your words stand out to your child.

                  • Learn 3 strategies that will make your language easier for your child to understand and eventually use.

                  Module 3: Help Your Child Initiate

                  • Find out how to engage with your child during play to facilitate imitation and initiation.

                  • Know when to talk and when to keep quiet to help your child take a turn.

                  • ​Understand the importance of initiation for learning new words and getting wants and needs met.

                  • ​Master the skill of creating communication opportunities anytime, anywhere.

                  Module 4: How To Respond

                  • Discover and practice key strategies that will take your child's language development to the next level — so from sounds and gestures to words and from single words to word combinations.

                  • Learn how to respond like a speech therapist! (You’ve got this!)

                  BONUS Module: Establish Verbal Routines

                  Routines matter! In this bonus module, you’ll learn how to make speech and language development sustainable in so that you can enjoy more time with your family.
                  • Learn my favorite verbal routines for babies and toddlers that you can implement right away.

                  • Find out how to create verbal routines with your little one to encourage comprehension, turn-taking, and talking!

                  "This sounds great Melissa! ...but what if I don't have any extra time to work on speech!?"

                  This is about the time where you might be saying, “Ya Melissa, but I don’t even have time to add anything else to my plate. I want to help my child, but the thought of having to do a lot of work is overwhelming..."

                  But here's the thing--you don't need to add in any extra activities or set aside time to "work on speech"...

                  Research informs us that young children learn best in the context of their real life activities and with the people most important to them--that's YOU!

                  The best way to do this is to use speech therapy strategies with your child during everyday activities that you are ALREADY doing...

         going on walks, going to the grocery store, giving baths, and changing diapers.

                  Every successful parent I've worked with in the past has leveraged their daily routines to grow language skills and because of the built in repetition and consistency, PROGRESS IS FASTER!

                  "Wait...Are you saying that just by sprinkling your strategies on top of what I'm already doing with my child, I can help them talk more AND progress will be faster too!?"

                  Yes. That's EXACTLY what I'm saying. 😎

                  Enroll in Raising Little Talkers Today!

                  Just $147 $99 USD

                  Limited Time Only!

                  And check out these transformations!

                  "We went from about 10 words at 24 months to well over 100 at 27 months"

                  "After about a month they just started saying so many new words..."

                  "He is consistently makes word approximations like 'ba' for ball and 'uh' for up"

                  My Love It or Your Money Back Guarantees

                  The fact that you’re reading this section means you already know learning my strategies will help improve your child's language skills, but maybe you still have a bit of doubt, like…

                  "How am I supposed to know this is going to help my child?”
                  Well… that’s simple. Try it.

                  Guarantee #1

                  Test Drive My Program For 30 days

                  When you enroll, you get 30 days to go through the program and if for whatever reason you don't feel it's a good fit, you can get a full refund, no questions asked. Simply e-mail Kristin at and we'll gladly refund you.

                  Guarantee #2

                  365 Days to GET RESULTS!

                  After you pass your initial 30 days of loving the strategies you learn and the plan of action you receive to get your child talking, I'll give you an additional 11 months to put my strategies into action. Some babies and toddlers respond right away while others require more repetition and consistency. If you still do not see any positive results from my training, simply show us that you've done the work, and if it's not helping to grow your child's communication skills, we'll refund your investment.

                  Why would I do this? Because 96% of parents who have taken my course have reported improvement in their child's communication skills and said they would recommend it to another parent. So yeah, I know how effective this is and am willing to put my money where my mouth is. That’s how much I believe in my course.

                  And that's not all, I've got something else for you...

                  When You Enroll You'll Get This BONUS MODULE below

                  Designed to Speed Up Progress


                  Verbal Routines Video Training

                  ($97 value)

                  • Find out how to use the routines and activities YOU'RE ALREADY DOING with your little one to encourage comprehension, turn-taking, and talking
                  • Learn my favorite verbal routines (scripts) for babies and toddlers that you can implement right away

                  See What Other Parents Are Saying...

                  "Within almost less than 2 months, he said about 50 words. He literally went from saying saying a new word almost everyday."

                  --Danyelle, mom of 21 month old

                  Enroll in Raising Little Talkers Today!

                  Just $147 $99 USD

                  Limited Time Only!

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