Tips & Activities

Chatty Child™ provides seasonal suggestions for you to incorporate into your daily life to improve speech and language development in your child.

SmartPhone & Tablet App Suggestions

For Speech and Language Development, we like:

Also, check out this great segment that aired on CBS 60 Minutes for other recommendations:

  • Apps for Autism
    Autistic people whose condition prevents them from speaking are making breakthroughs with the help of tablet computers and special applications that allow them to communicate, some for the first time. Lesley Stahl reports.

We welcome play and learning suggestions from parents and caregivers – please send them along by email.

Happy learning!

Books for Parents

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum: 101 Inspirational Stories for Parents of Children with Autism and Asperger's  by Rebecca Dr. Landa , Mary Beth Marsden , Nancy Burrows , Amy Newmark

Thinking In Pictures: and Other Reports from My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin (for sale on

The Way I See It, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's by Temple Grandin (for sale on

For more on Temple Grandin, see an interview segment that aired on CBS 60 Minutes with Leslie Stahl:

  • Temple Grandin: Understanding Autism
    "I always wanted to meet Temple Grandin," Lesley Stahl says. "She's one of those rare people with autism who can explain autism. She's a sort of interpreter of autism for the rest of us."