Before we can start our Fill the Page Trainings, we need to just establish the difference between speech and language.
It is stated very well here. So I won’t try to re-write it myself.
For our purposes though, we will be focusing primarily on language, because you need language first. You’ve got to understand what others are saying to you and have something to say before you can communicate anything meaningful. And language is something that is easy for parents to work on at home and in their daily lives. It doesn’t mean that I won’t be giving you ideas here and there of how to help your child’s speech and the clarity of what they are saying, but that is really most easily left to the professionals.