If I could sum this book up in a few paragraphs, it would be this:
You will learn how to help people talk again. The method will be conversational in nature. That means you will help the person recover the ability to speak as you TALK with them using words at their level. You will learn how to step into their world, speak about what really lights them up, and begin showing them how to expand what they are saying from single words, to two-word combinations, then phrases and eventually complete sentences. What is best about this method is the lack of “homework.” Your therapy consists of stimulating them to talk all through the day in whatever activities you are doing. What could be more enjoyable?
The Teaching of Talking, Learn to Do Expert Speech and Language Stimulation at Home with Children and Adults was written with the family member, caregiver or speech pathologist in mind. It does not include a lot of theory. You will be stimulating talking at home, where speech is first learned; and the one who will be modeling correct speech and language will be someone who loves or cares for the person who has difficulty speaking. Do you see the simplicity in that?