BabyTalk is a language development and parent coaching class created and led by a speech-language pathologist and mom! It is centered around the receptive and expressive language development in infants and toddlers, ages 0-24 months. This class aims to empower parents and caregivers by increasing their knowledge of language development and improving their natural ability to encourage, enhance and support early language development. Major milestones will be outlined, activities discussed and misconceptions cleared to help make parents better communication partners to their children. You will walk out of BabyTalk knowing what to look for, when to look for them, how to strengthen these skills and where to go for help!
Katie Dahlin, M.S., CCC-SLP is a pediatric speech-language pathologist and fellow Pump Station Mom who was born and raised in Venice, CA. She is married with one child, her son, Donovan! She received her B.A. in Sociology and Education from UC, Santa Barbara and her master’s degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from CSU, Northridge. She has been working with the pediatric population throughout her entire education, training and career. Her passion lies in helping children reach their full potential by supporting their needs, exercising their strengths and breaking down their barriers. Shortly after becoming a mother, BabyTalk was created. Her calling immediately extended to helping parents be better informed about their role in their child’s speech and language development and giving them the tools to nurture it!