As a speech pathologist, writer, and Harvard lecturer, I’m passionate about the power of language and conversation to enhance our relationships.
In my latest book, The Art of Talking with Children and my approach, I’ll show you how to enrich your interactions with the kids in your life and build the skills kids really need to thrive. I talk about meaningful conversations as a “double promise.” They build your bond with kids in the moment, and they help kids become kinder, confident, and more creative.
To support these richer conversations, I offer professional development services to organizations, districts, and schools, as well as one-time speaking engagements targeted to your organization’s needs.
Contact me to set up a discovery call.
As I’m also a poet and fiction writer, I love helping both kids and adults with their creativity and personal development.
I offer group coaching sessions in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Contact me for more information or to set up a time to call.
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Great approach! I often advocate for the importance of these deeper conversations even for young kids. It’s all about how we support them.Read More
This is so critical--we need to have conversations with all kids about bullying, not only those at risk. At the same time, we should keep a special eye on kids we know are more likely to be bullied. It shouldn't be one or the other. #education #parenting…Read More
Is there a "right" time to have deeper conversations with kids? No--but there are "right" times for you and your family, classroom, or school, based on your needs + routines. How to find them? Check out these three Es....#parenting #teaching #teachertwitt…Read More
The importance of linking reading and writing is often ignored—but these skills develop best when taught together. Glad to see Education Week taking this topic on. #teaching #education #teacherpd #reading #parentingRead More
RT @All_Star_Parent: 1/ 🔹 How to Get Your Kids to Talk to You 🔹 Creating Meaningful Conversations With Your Kids In this thread, we provi…Read More
Great writing hacks—I especially appreciate the messy first draft. It’s so important to get the words down first!Read More
An interesting study--this supports the idea that bilingualism may help with executive functioning skills, like being cognitively flexible (shifting from one idea or task to the next). I'll be interested to keep following this line of research! #bilingual…Read More
RT @acamh: Year in Review In this fascinating podcast, we were joined by @rolland_rg, author of The Art of Talking With Children, publishe…Read More
RT @gkarlsonjr: Perfect book and message over this Thanksgiving weekend. Job 1 is creating and protecting physically and emotionally safe…Read More
What we think of as our "best" times might not be our most creative. It was wonderful to share these and other research-based findings with such an engaged audience of doctors, researchers, journalists, and others at the Harvard Medical School's Effective…Read More