A Letter to WELCOME my future readers!
This is officially my first blog post and I am absolutely delighted to have this opportunity to write about a topic that I love to discuss, namely: Early Intervention Speech Therapy. I wanted to use this first post to point readers in the direction of both this blog site's description and my personal biography. When writing both, I did my best to clearly define and describe the goals of this blog and my personal vision for the site.
With the incredible growth of the Internet, this is a very exciting time in early intervention (EI)! Despite the fact that many families in EI often report feeling isolated and unsure about which path to take with their child, blogs such as this are now available to help families evaluate and address many of the concerns they may have regarding their child. Moms that may not have had the opportunities (or time!!) to network with other families in the past, can now locate invaluable information about the resources available globally and locally without ever leaving their living room! With that in mind, one of my goals for this blog is to provide a communication forum for parents and therapists to come together and share insights, offer expertise and ask questions regarding their own experiences.
My hope is that parents and therapists alike will tune in weekly to research updated information and the latest trends in both traditional and alternative therapy treatments. In addition, I welcome requests for specific subject matter - I encourage all who have been searching for answers on particular topics, to please write in and I will do my best to discuss and research, if necessary, the information people are craving.
In addition to therapeutic tips, personal reflections and the latest in early intervention news, I am also going to interview experts in the field. Some of the "Who's Who" on my early intervention interview checklist include: pediatricians, developmental pediatricians, feeding specialists, parents of children in EI (focus will be on a variety of topics), administrators of EI facilities, other therapists (including occupational, physical and other speech therapists), pediatric ENTs, etc....the possibilities are endless!! I would like to now thank my future readers in advance for taking the time to read and respond to my posts.
I look forward to sharing this journey with you as we explore Early Intervention and all that it has to offer our children.