4 Fun Food Play Ideas

4 Fun Food Play Ideas

Whether your child struggles with picky eating or not, food play is a great way to create positive experiences with a variety of foods. Food play is important for many reasons: – It allows for the child to interact with foods outside of mealtimes – It encourages development of fine motor skills – Food play…

Food Chaining 101 for Picky Eaters

Food Chaining 101 for Picky Eaters

Food Chaining is a therapeutic approach that helps introduce new foods while building on successful eating experiences. It is an approach that can be effective for all ages, specifically, selective or picky eaters that have a limited number of foods in their repertoire. Creating Food Chains In this approach, the child is presented with new…

What the CDC Now Says About Speech-Language Milestones

What the CDC Now Says About Speech-Language Milestones

In February of 2022, the CDC released an update of expected skills for speech and language development. This update lowered developmental milestones with no involvement or consultation from speech-language pathologists. The new milestones released by the CDC will likely result in a decrease of early identification and early intervention. Additionally, children may later be affected…

Advice For The Device

Advice For The Device

Typical language development consists of parents, family members, and professionals talking to babies for almost a whole year before anyone expects them to produce words. We often put augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems and AAC devices in front of a child and expect them to functionally use it right away. We need to use…

Getting Down to the CORE

Getting Down to the CORE

– How To Detect Trunk Weakness Throughout the Lifespan – Core strength is a popular topic for all ages. You may already know the importance of having a strong, stable trunk; it is necessary for effectively being upright against gravity, using your arms and legs efficiently, and preventing pain and discomfort later in life. Signs…

Red Flags for Tethered Oral Tissue

Red Flags for Tethered Oral Tissue

AKA: Tongue Ties, Lip Ties and Cheek Ties Firstly, tongue, lip and buccal (cheek) ties or tethered oral tissue can have a significant harmful impact on orofacial development. It can also cause issues witb sleeping, breathing and eating. Keep an eye out for these red flags. Do not hesitate to reach out for a myofunctional…