The toolbox was originally designed for professionals to use with children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families. However, professionals have found that it is useful for any child with language learning issues. Many Early Intervention Teams around the country have selected these materials. All-day workshops with Rossi can be scheduled to train teams in the philosophy and use of the Toolbox in family-centered practice.


Rossi's childcare program is based on a unique self-study format for users to complete. Childcare providers quickly identify the interactive skills they need to practice. Then they find the coordinating practice area with age-appropriate suggestions for infants through preschoolers. This product is intended to be used with all children in childcare. The preferred introduction of the materials is through childcare provider workshops held by Learn To Talk Childcare Trainers.


A book for Families and Friends of Young Children With this book, Rossi hopes to encourage the family to spend more time at home enjoying everyday routines with their young children. Even these simple events can be important in the life of a child for building strong relationships, listening and spoken language. Through the Ten Promises introduced in the book, families can find pleasure in everyday activities. This book would be a wonderful gift for families of all children, typically developing or with special needs.


52 Ways to Talk to Young Children

This deck of cards was designed to help all who are in the care of young children learn the terms that define the appropriate ways we should talk to young children.

Intended Audience: families, parenting groups, Mommy and Me groups, college classes for teachers and speech language pathologists, childcare facilities, and more! Use them as traditional flashcards, or look inside for some fun games to play, as well! The deck of 52 Knowledge Cards comes in a clear plastic case.


A series for families for use by physicians and other professionals
Based on pediatric well-child visit schedules.

There is ample research to demonstrate that verbal interactions between families and their babies provide the vocabulary and language foundation for reading and academics. At the request of a Pediatrician, we designed listening and spoken language handouts that correspond to well-child doctor's visits to supplement those developmental handouts they already provide (i.e. at 2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, etc.). Language and vocabulary development in young children is found to directly impact success in reading and pre-academics during Kindergarten. This is a critical development issue and with Learn to Talk Around the Clock Talking Tips handouts, physicians and other professionals can begin an on-going conversation about vocabulary and language development beginning at birth and continuing through the preschool years. There are 13 different versions (preemie through age 5) that come in pads of 50 each. Each flyer gives families things to do at home during regular routines that encourage the development of good vocabulary and language skills in their baby. Available in English and Spanish. Personalized information can be imprinted in the yellow color block on the left side of each page for an extra charge.

Please talk to me when you are changing my diaper, giving me a bath, feeding me and everything else we do together. Look at me when you’re talking to me so I can learn about you and you can learn about me! Please recognize when I'm trying to tell you something. I can't tell you yet when my diaper is wet or when I’m hungry, but I’m trying! And then it would be even better if you respond to me and let me know that you hear me.

You know, I'm really quite overwhelmed with all the things in this world that I have suddenly dropped in to. It would help a lot if you would tell me the names of things and a little bit about them. Also read me lots of simple books. Then it probably would be fun when I'm about 6 months old or so to see how much I really understand! I love it when you talk to me about what you're doing and what I’m doing. I learn so much that way. You'd be surprised how much I know already! Pretty soon I'll be talking and you will find out! Be talking to you soon!"