Staying the Course: Tackling Feeding Difficulties

  Whenever a fellow SLP asks me about the hardest part of Feeding Therapy, I tend to land on the same answer: getting the parent to “buy in.” If you are a caregiver who has dealt with a “picky eater,” I first want to say, I see you and I...

Finding Meaning in Small Successes

    “Make time to celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how big or how small.” – Unknown During this unprecedented time, it can be hard to feel like anything is going right. It can be overwhelming to think of all...

Feedback, Feedback, 1, 2, 3

The type of feedback you give (knowledge of performance or knowledge of results) will make a difference in your child’s ability to modify his tactics. In the second part of this post, you will learn how the different types of feedback can...

Motor Planning 101

You may have heard someone say this magical and mysterious word at some point; Motor Planning. What is it, and why is it so important? Motor planning is the ability to assess, plan, and organize a motor activity, and then implement the motor...

Alone, But Together

During these trying times where families are being asked to take so much more onto their plates, please know that your therapists are here for you. As you are settling into new routines and expanding your role as a parent, did you ever think...

Allowing Your Child to Take the Lead

  Oftentimes, I have parents express to me that their child has trouble listening to them or following directions. This can be perceived as a challenge, especially when trying to encourage your child to participate in a therapy session to...

Crawling

Parents often ask me, “Is crawling really that important?” The answer is, “YES! I believe it is crucial for the development of various skills and learning.” There are interesting theories about a link between lack of crawling and ADD/ADHD and...