Dr. Susan Pike is a licensed, pediatric speech-language pathologist with certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is the author of Talk Me Into It: Preparing Children for School Success Through Language, published by Xlibris Corporation, and TopicTalk® A Conversation Card Game, published by Super Duper Publications.
With over 25 years of experience in both educational and clinical settings, Dr. Susan Pike has served as a special education classroom teacher for language-learning impaired children, taught courses in language development and disorders at a university, presented her research at state and national conventions, and conducted workshops and training for daycare and preschool personnel. She is the director of Susan L. Pike & Associates, a private practice in Westchester County, New York.
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At Susan L. Pike & Associates, we help you find out if your child needs help by completing a diagnostic evaluation. Then, if the answer is yes, we will work with you to determine the best course of therapy. We specialize in Early Language Development/Language Delay and Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Language-Based Learning Disabilities and Orofacial-myofunctional Disorders. We also offer Consultative Services for Preschools and Daycare Centers.
After establishing in the introduction that language skills are important for school success and that input matters, Talk Me Into It answers the question: How can we provide the best stimulation possible for language development to occur? Using her more than twenty-five years of experience as a speech-language pathologist and early childhood educator, the author informs and assists readers in making the most of their interactions with their young children. The book is divided into the following three sections: Learning to Talk, Talking Together, and Talking to Learn. It is 240 pages long and contains twelve illustrations.
TopicTalk Conversation Card Game is a fun way to help students begin a conversation with a specific topic, ask/answer questions about the topic, make comments, and/or maintain the topic for a specific time.