I'm Melissa.

I’m a mommy of two and a speech-language pathologist specializing in babies and toddlers. I empower parents to get their little ones talking.

Hi! I'm a mommy of two and a speech-language pathologist specializing in babies and toddlers. Just like you, I want to raise talkative kids! Fortunately for me,  But you don't need to be a speech therapist to  I empower parents to get their babies and toddlers talking. 

 

I created the @RaisingLittleTalkers Instagram page shortly after the first Covid19 lockdowns happened as a way to keep my skills sharp and stay connected to other moms. It's grown into a special community of parents who want to play an active role in their child's speech and language development. During my Q&A sessions, I would get the same questions over and over again and they went something like this: "I talk to my baby a lot, is there anything more I can do?" or"We read our toddler tons of books, what else can I be doing?"  (SPOILER ALERT: there's so much more you can do!). Why it seems that "talk to your baby and read books" is the only advice parents are given to encourage speech and language development is beyond me. 

Stop questioning whether you're doing enough or doing the right things and feel confident about your child's speech and language development!

The beauty of using these strategies is that there’s no need to set aside any extra time. You can sprinkle speech therapy magic into what you’re already doing, such as mealtimes, play time, bath time, and bed time. While I currently take some time off from seeing clients to raise my little talkers, Raising Little Talkers has been my unexpected Covid baby. It's a true labor of love!

Is your child's communication on track?