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What are 10 different reasons why my child  may not speak as expected?

You're starting to worry about your child's speech.....

Maybe your toddler is not saying any words yet.  Is that okay?

Maybe pre-schooler's speech is not clear.  Is that normal?

Maybe your child is stuttering.  Will she outgrow that?

Maybe your child lisps.  Is a lisp cute or does it indicate something more?

Maybe your child has been diagnosed with autism and learning language is challenging.  

What is the right path?

You've come to the right place.  The book Speak To Me: 10 Reasons Why Your Child is Not Speaking As Expected helps parents understand that there is not one, but many reasons why a child, even a very bright child, is not speaking.  For parents who need to know more, the course comes with a parent workbook guiding you on how to observe your child and understand just why your child is not speaking as expected.  The course and workbook can be downloaded immediately, so that you can know now if your child is struggling and how you can help your child.  With 17 bite-sized videos and almost 5 hours of instruction, you will have a firm understanding of speech and language development with benchmarks and structured observations designed for a parent.  Don't worry any longer - order the course and know today.  


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Hi!  I'm Carol Krakower.

I've been a licensed speech-language pathologist for several decades.  I love helping people gain, regain or polish their speech!

I am the director of Cornerstone Speech & Language in Wall Township, New Jersey. My life revolves around my family and my profession.  I published a textbook for speech pathologists (ProEd Publishers) and have presented courses for speech pathologists, as well as lectured to professional groups, such as Penn State College of Medicine.  I've been a speaking coach for TED Talks and coached school groups in public speaking to national championships.  My new book for parents,Speak To Me: 10 Reasons Why Your Child is Not Speaking As Expected, was published in 2024.

As the mother of five children, I understand all the joys and worries of parenthood.  After my husband died, I married Harry Breiner, a retired police officer and widower. We live at the beautiful New Jersey shore.  Our week-ends are very busy keeping up with our combined 11 adult children, 9 children's spouses and 13 grandchildren, in addition to one over-fed orange cat.


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Amazon reviews:

Carol Krakower, MA, CCC-SLP has written an amazing guidebook for parents, concerned family members, and maternal/childcare professionals such as pediatricians and IBCLCs. This book is full of practical information, written in a common sense, easy to understand style, sprinkled with gems of parental wisdom. As Ms Krakower emphasizes, acquiring speech and language are natural yet complex processes. Infants and toddlers need to master an array of speech and language sub-skills, and if your little one struggles with just one of these sub-skills, then clear, fluent speech and language acquisition might be delayed. If you have any concerns about your child’s speech or language acquisition, or have been told “Don’t worry, your child will outgrow that”, read this book. Ms Krakower’s comprehensive and step-by-step guide will set you and your child up for success. - Nancy Dodd, IBCLC

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This book is incredibly helpful to know what signs to look for, in regards to our children and their ability, or lack of, to communicate.  It was very easy to follow, and the case examples were very visual and easy to understand.  This book is a great reference for parents and grandparents. I have been a nurse for over 30 years and I learned so much new information!  Thank you Carol!

Donna Davidson



Speak to Me is an easy to understand book about language and speech development in children. Ms Krakower’s book is organized and concise, she makes the very confusing problems of language development understandable.  As a parent of child who stuttered and has grown into a successful adult I think Ms Krakower’s advice is down to earth and reasonable in situations that can be very anxiety provoking. I recommend this book as a guide for families and caregivers. - Erin

I recommend it to any parent, grandparent or caregiver that has questions and concerns about speech delay in children. I was so relieved to finally get straightforward answers and explanations to the possible reasons behind my grandson's speech delay. Carol gives tips and guidelines to follow and use, as well as advice about when to seek professional help. She takes the anxiety out of this difficulty and sets you on the right path for the child. - Carol

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