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February 2010 - Posts

Early Intervention Speech Therapy

Feeding Children with CAS
February 26, 2010 8:38 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
For today's post I will continue to address reader questions regarding feeding. The following question was submitted by the parent of a child diagnosed with CAS (Childhood Apraxia of Speech): My son is 2.2 years old and has been diagnosed with suspected Read More...
Answering Your Feeding Questions
February 23, 2010 11:35 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Starting today and continuing over the next couple weeks, I'd like to spend some time answering your feeding-related questions. Below is a question a parent recently sent in that I felt needed special attention and is a common very common with g-tube Read More...
Problem Solving the "Picky" Eater
February 19, 2010 10:16 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Back in October 2008 when this blog first began, I wrote a series of 3 posts to help address the feeding issues that exist in early intervention home care. The links to those posts are provided here: The Feeding Challenge Feeding Solutions—Part 1: Evaluate Read More...
Successfully Feeding a "Picky" Eater
February 16, 2010 10:31 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week, I highlighted a family who I currently work with who is struggling to feed their two-year-old little girl. Please refer to previous posts for details regarding the history of this case and a list of some of the common pitfalls that plague their Read More...
Feeding Pitfalls to Avoid
February 12, 2010 12:03 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
On Tuesday I introduced you to a family I currently work with who is struggling to get their 2-year-old to eat. As promised, today's post is a continuation of their story. I'm going to share some of the behavior patterns that the family engages in regarding Read More...
What NOT to do with a “Picky” Eater
February 8, 2010 3:12 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Usually when I write a post, I focus on suggestions to help parents and therapists know what TO DO when treating speech and feeding. However, this week, I'd like to focus on just the opposite using a real-life therapy situation that I experienced in January. Read More...
Raising Apraxia Awareness
February 5, 2010 10:35 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today is the fourth and final post in our interview series with Sharon Gretz, MEd., founder and current executive director of CASANA, the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. Thank you to all the readers, for your thoughtful reflections, Read More...
When Therapy Isn't Working
February 1, 2010 3:38 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Most therapists will from time to time encounter a case where the child is really not making good progress. Therapeutically, you have tried everything and still seem to be hitting the proverbial roadblock. Your carefully constructed and executed plans Read More...


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    Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Setting: Early Intervention in Delaware County, PA
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