my daughter just turned 2 dec 21st and she has been in speech therapy since july. i went to the local school district (ESU) they have intervention programs for kids up to age 3 and no cost. i dont like my sppech therapist too well but by in the program she gets to go to special needs preschool next year. our ST sets weekly and monthly goals. the thing that works with gettin my daughter to talk is to have her ask for food and drinks at snack time example i give her 2 pieces of friut snacks and a 1/4 cup of juice so it doesnt last very long then when its gone and wants more she has to either sign or say the words, if she pionts or says "that" or "eh" i play dumb and say what? i dont know what you want you have to tell me.. and refrain from yes and no questions make her say/sign exectly what she wants.
here is a site of basic signs
at 4:21 PM on Jan. 2, 2010