10 Minutes for Talking Home Program Guidebook: How Families Can Use Daily Activities to Maximize the Communication of Children with Autism and Other Communication Delays in JUST 10 Minutes a Day!, can be used by parents and caregivers (or by an SLP to help caregivers) to USE DAILY ACTIVITIES to: Increase a child’s communication in real life situations Decrease the occurrence of communication breakdowns in real life situations. Families of children with disabilities often have extremely busy schedules. It takes at least 10 minutes to do almost anything with a child: Wake Up & Get Dressed Brush Hair & Teeth Prepare a Meal Eat a Meal Take a Bath Play Alone with Toys Play with Other Kids Play with an Adult Caregiver Go Somewhere in the Car Be at School Go to the Store Get Ready for Bed 10 Minutes for Talking gives families practical ideas that maximize the communication that happens in the everyday activities above so that families can help their child advance real-life communication skills WITHOUT ADDING another activity to their daily schedule. Additional info about using sings to facilitate words, how to use books to promote language, how much is too much screen time and much, much more is provided. Let 10 Minutes for Talking show you how to make daily activities a natural goldmine for communication growth!