5 Signs Your Toddler Needs Feeding Therapy, According To Experts

By Jennifer Parris Getting your toddler to eat everything on his plate at each and every meal can feel like an exercise in futility. Notoriously picky and stubborn, toddlers would...

When Can Babies Have Noodles? Experts Say It’s Earlier Than You Think

By Abi Berwager Schreier Growing up, my pasta of choice was macaroni and cheese because I’m a southerner and also a red-blooded kid. My husband’s, however, was spaghetti. His mom...

Falling Sales Squeeze Baby-Food Pouches

Some manufacturers rethink packaging criticized by pediatricians and parents as inhibiting development By Annie Gasparro “We want babies to practice chewing and swallowing,” said pediatric feeding specialist Melanie Potock. “But...

Is This Typical Toddler Behavior or a Sign of Something More Serious?

Written by Leah Campbell Many parents are aware some of the biggest challenges that come with raising kids happen in the first few years. When that second birthday rolls around,...

Public Speaking: It’s More Than Just Words

By Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP In a recent article I wrote for the ASHA Leader Blog, I shared Ten Tips for Public Speaking that had nothing to do with the words...

January 31-February 1, 2020 Hilton Head, SC – Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just about Swallowing

Who Should Attend: Speech-language Pathologists, Speech-language Pathologists Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapists Assistants Course Description: This unique 2-day course benefits pediatric speech language pathologists and occupational therapists interested in the...

10 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Vegetables Already

by Carin Gorrell Frustration aside, if you’re a parent you have to admit: A child’s ability to avoid eating vegetables, no matter how many tactics (or bribes or threats) you...

10 Tips for Public Speaking—Beyond the Words You’ll Say

By Melanie Potock “I’m going to give a terrific presentation, and I’m going to help people … because I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.”...

Why Do Kids Chew On Shirts? It’s Not As Weird As You Think

By Cat Bowen Up until last year, I would have monthly trips through my son’s wardrobe to browse his t-shirts. I’d pick out the shirts that had been chewed through,...

How to Pack a School Lunch Your Kid Will Actually Eat

By Anna Lee Beyer Kids have been grazing their way through summer, and maybe “lunch” was a series of snacks spread out across the afternoon. But now that it’s time for...