shortcut to content
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Speech & Learning

Page address:
Practical Strategies, a Therapy Format, and Music with Young Children
Listen to Rachel Arntson:


Presenter: Rachel Arntson, M.A., CCC-SLP; Speech-Language Pathologist

Information Center

Rachel Arntson has been a practicing speech-language pathologist in the greater Minneapolis, Minnesota area since 1980 with a specific interest in using music to enhance the speech and language skills of children. Rachel has recorded 9 CDs (2 in Spanish), has written a parent training book entitled WE CAN TALK, and has created other products that provide simple, engaging speech and language practice for young children. She co-founded Kids’ Express Train in 2002, and in August of 2012, began a new company entitled Talk It Rock It. Rachel retired from her early intervention job in July 2015 after 25 years of working with young children and their families. She now devotes full time to Talk It Rock It where she presents nationally and internationally sharing her passion for music and working with young children.

For more information about Rachel Arntson, Kids’ Express Train, and Talk It Rock It products, please visit Talk it Rock it


This conference was sponsored by:
The Department of Speech, Hearing, and Rehabilitation Services | The College of Allied Health and Nursing | Continuing and Professional Education

Questions: Contact Continuing Education & Professional Development at 507-389-1094, or 1-800-311-3142, or

Disclosure Statement:

Rachel Arntson is owner and creator of all Talk It Rock It products (formerly known as Kids’ Express Train) and receives compensation for products sold including music CDs.

Although this seminar is intended to teach others practical speech and language techniques and music for enhancing speech and language learning, materials such as free lyrics, pictures, and examples of Rachel Arntson’s music will be used to demonstrate specific techniques when writing songs. The information in this seminar will be 100% usable without the need for purchased products of any kind.