Chatterbox Family is committed to giving you quality information and tools so you can enhance your little one’s speech and language development.

The best part is that you can incorporate these fun and easy tips into your everyday life without even making special time for it. You can rest assured that all the information has been well researched as well as tested in real life. We get it - you want something that works AND fits into your busy schedule! And that's one of the reasons Chatterbox Family was created.

The mom behind Chatterbox Family.

My name is Elaina and I’m a speech-language pathologist in Canada with over 10 years of experience with a passion for early speech and language development. When I had my two children, I used all the “magic” strategies that I learned from my training and while working as an SLP, and thought, all parents need to know this! I want to empower you with quality information that is also backed by research to help you help your child reach their communication potential and get them talking. I am amazed at how speech and language develops by using strategies in everyday routines and want to share these strategies with all parents. And that’s how Chatterbox Family was created.


  • Masters of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Western University
  • Registered with the College of Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario
  • Trained in Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk”
  • Trained in Picture Exchange Communication Systems
  • Trained in The Essential Pause technique
  • Introduction to PROMPT trained
  • Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol
  • MBSImP clinician
  • Subscribed to The Informed SLP
  • Cognitive-Communication Disorders Level 1 & 2
  • Certificate of Completion: Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech Using Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing
  • Orofacial Myologist-orofacial myofunctional therapy provider
  • SMARTER Intervention Structured Literacy
  • Lidcombe Program for Stuttering
  • Talk Yoga™ Certified

Behind the name

Chatterbox Family is an all inclusive name. It truly takes a village to raise a child and learning how to communicate is no different. Children learn how to talk and communicate from their parents because they spend the most time with them. However, grandparents, siblings, friends, caregivers, teachers, etc also play a role in your child's speech and language development. Speech and language learning is a family thing. A child learns with their family, whatever that may look like in your home.

Speech and language learning can happen anywhere, anytime with anything!

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