Posts tagged with: 2017

2017

Articles published in 2017

Why Does My Baby Hate Their Pacifier? There Are A Few Reasons

By Shannon Evans I’d read enough Mommy 101 lit to know better than to let pacifiers do my parenting for me, but I wasn’t expecting to have the opposite problem....

What Is Hippotherapy?

By Barbara Smith Horses are essential in hippotherapy, a form of neuromuscular therapy that can improve the posture and coordination of a child with disabilities. Horses are special animals and...

Does Your Child Need Early Intervention?

By Barbara Smith If your child is experiencing developmental delays, don’t worry. Here’s what to know and what you can do to help. Soon after birth, your child will show...

What Is Speech Therapy?

By Barbara Smith If your child has a speech disability that includes trouble pronouncing words, speech therapy may help improve language development, communication, and pragmatic language skills. Speech therapy is...

Iron Chef, Dysphagia Style

By Melanie Potock What do a coconut-milk-infused shake, spicy risotto, and macaroni and cheese have in common? They are just a few examples of the winning recipes from a cooking...

How Your Picky Eater Changes the Dating Dynamic and What to Do About It

By Melanie Potock You’ve finally made the step to introduce your child to that special someone you’ve been dating. Problem is, most dates involve at least a snack, maybe lunch,...

3 Reasons to Avoid the Kid’s Menu and What to Do Instead

By Melanie Potock What if the common restaurant kid’s menu was never invented? What if parents ordered right off the adult menu, asking for a side plate to share “grown-up...

5 Tips to Make the Kitchen Connection for Kids with Autism

By Melanie Potock As a speech-language pathologist specializing in pediatric feeding treatment, I work mostly with kids, food and creating happier mealtimes for families. I often find the kitchen is...

The Cooking Connection

By Melanie Potock I once had a client with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), age 10, who had a history of picky eating and feeding difficulties. He also had an affinity...

The Great Pouch Debate: Pros, Cons and Compromising

By Melanie Potock Brace yourself. We are about to talk about pouches. You know, those little packets of convenience, filled with all sorts of fruits and vegetables, sometimes with a...