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One Way Out of an Intense Picky Eater “Phase”
January 6, 2012 8:52 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
I have heard parents say this many times when we discuss the eating habits of their "picky eater:" "Hes/she used to eat (preferred food), but not anymore! Now I can barely get them to eat or try anything new. He/she eats the same things over and over." Read More...
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Food for Thought: The Holidays with a Picky Eater
December 23, 2011 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Are you stressed because the holidays are upon us and your child is a picky eater? Is every meal a struggle and is it even worse when you are sitting with your in-laws and family friends and can feel the tension thicken in the air? Well, hang on! Here Read More...
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Kwanzaa Corn Fritter “Pancakes”
December 16, 2011 9:03 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
During the month of December we have been celebrating the holidays of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa at our preschool. The holiday of Kwanzaa, like any holiday, embraces certain symbols that embody the message and purpose of the holiday. Here you can Read More...
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Holiday Whippers!
December 2, 2011 8:18 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Happy December everyone -- one of my most favorite months of the year! Time with family and friends, gift-giving and baking holiday treats fill our days and nights with fun! Today's recipe is one I would like to share that really represents what the holidays Read More...
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Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Play-Doh
October 25, 2011 8:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Earlier this past week, one of the teachers I work with, Jamie Zarmanian, shared with our preschool classes this fabulous recipe for pumpkin spice Play-Doh. The entire classroom smelled like cinnamon cookies! The texture was perfect - soft, but not sticky Read More...
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Recipe: Mini Rotelle
October 21, 2011 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This is the last week of my Piccolini Perfecto Pasta creations. Please take a look at my previous two recipe posts for ideas on how to create a delicious rainbow of flavors and nutrients using Barilla's Piccolini vegetable pastas. The third and final Read More...
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Birth to 3: Two Stories of Success!
October 4, 2011 8:22 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
If you have been reading this blog since its inception three years ago (the first post was published October 1, 2008 ) then you will know that when I began writing my weekly posts, I was working in a home-based birth to 3 program. It was that experience Read More...
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Johnny Appleseed and Apple Prints
September 23, 2011 7:59 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week instead of a recipe, I would like to share a fun lesson that expands on the apple theme from last week's recipe post . This is a lesson I created and implemented with my occupational therapist colleague and is an imaginative mix of communication Read More...
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Recipe: An Apple A Day….
September 16, 2011 8:07 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
...is perfect throughout the entire month of September! Apples are in season; why not use them in your speech and language lessons? There are so many different types of apples...Granny Smith, Fuji, Red and Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Rome Beauty and the Read More...
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Good Eater Secrets
September 6, 2011 8:37 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
As promised, today is the first "Good Eater Secrets" post! Good Eater Secrets is a series of questions designed to investigate the "secrets" behind children who are good, healthy eaters and the moms (and dads!) that feed them! The purpose of this search Read More...
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Interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL: Part 2
July 5, 2011 9:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week is the second part of my interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL , an occupational therapist working and supervising in both the homecare and preschool settings in Delaware County in Pennsylvania. Our discussion continues as we look at the recent Read More...
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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...
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Interview: Lona Otero-Nardone OTR/L on Sensory Integration Dysfunction
February 12, 2009 12:30 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
If you missed Tuesday's post , it featured the beginning of my interview with Lona Otero-Nardone, occupational therapist. Lona has been working in early intervention for over 8 years now and has become an excellent resource for her colleagues and clients 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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