A collaboration of the
University of Arizona Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences,
The University of Arizona Child Language Center,
and the First Things First North Pima Regional Partnership Council
to promote the development of speech and language in young children through parent and teacher education.
Typical Speech & Language Development(11:02)
Bilingual Language Development & Disorders(11:47)
Strategies for Encouraging Your Child's
Speech and Language Development
Barbara Kiernan, PhD, Project Director & Assessment Coordinator
Karen Zakerwski, MS, Professional Development Coordinator
Carole Wymer, MS, CCC-SLP, Special Needs Coordinator
Kim Metz, BA, Director, Parent Connection
Mary Alt, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor
Leah Fabiano-Smith, PhD, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor
Jennifer Casteix, MS, CCC-SLP, Mentor
Tracy Kaplan, MS, CCC-SLP, Mentor
Kathe McGrath, MS, CCC-SLP, Mentor
Maren Carter, Marissa Cooper, C Sydney Guarine, Celeste Gallegos, and Valerie Sanchez
When you have concerns or questions about a child’s speech and language development, call the TALKLine to get answers. The TALKLine is for parents, teachers, caregivers. Call the TALKLine, leave a message and a certified Speech-Language Pathologist will contact you to discuss your concerns, explore options and help you find resources, referrals and information.
Support for Talking Matters provided by First Things First North Pima Regional Council
A child’s most important developmental years are those leading up to kindergarten. First Things First is committed to helping Arizona kids five and younger receive the quality education, healthcare and family support they need to arrive at school healthy and ready to succeed.
Learn more at azftf.gov.