I’d like to believe I’m a breast feeding pro since I nursed my first kiddo for 13 months… but apparently the first time I did it all wrong. If only I knew then what I know now… I experienced 13 months of painful breast feeding. I was stubborn and determined to make it to a Continue reading
From the Mother of Child with Picky Eating/Problem Feeding and/or Sensory Challenges: A Letter For the Host on the Holidays
As a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist who specializes in feeding and treats children from both a sensori-motor standpoint, I have compiled a letter that you might find useful for the upcoming holidays. In the past, this has been a VERY stressful time for some of our families. We’ve always suggested drafting a letter to Continue reading
Should I let my child suck their thumb? 3 Myth’s you need to be aware of now.
The first question I always ask is, how old is your child? Children learn to suck their thumb in utero and some will continue to suck their thumb to soothe themselves outside the womb as well. My own daughter did this and I have a sonogram video in utero and another video in her first Continue reading
How To Get Ready For the Fireworks
This week we are focusing on social stories, or as I like to refer to them, picture guides. Social stories or picture guides are a way of teaching any child the feelings behind a new skill, activity or life experience. For example, we often make social stories to help children learn what they can do with Continue reading
How Do I Know If My Child Needs A Speech Therapist?
We often get asked, “how do I know if my child needs a speech therapist?” First, it is important to note that children progress at different rates. That said, it is common for parents to miss the warning signs pointing to a speech and or language delay in their child. Parents, this is not your Continue reading
Throwing out the breakfast, lunch and dinner labels
What would you do if I told you to stop using the terms breakfast, lunch and dinner? Most parents look at me with confused expressions when I suggest this. Once you hear why, you will hopefully agree that this seemingly crazy idea is not so crazy! If you have a picky eater or problem Continue reading
TV Episode: Encouraging Language Through Play
I created this video for you to show you how I work with Lily on her speech and language skills. Now, please know…I do not do this ON PURPOSE all the time. It just happens naturally in my interactions with her since this is what I do for a living! In this video you will Continue reading
Don’t cut out the snacks!
It is a MYTH that children only need to eat 3 times a day. In fact, they should eat twice that much! Six times a day would be ideal. I can’t tell you how many “trainings” or blogs with advice to just “cut out the snacks” exist out there. No No No!!!!!! After 16-18 months Continue reading
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