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Early Intervention Speech Therapy

Back-to-School and Cooking Classes: Getting Started!
September 6, 2013 8:26 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Now that the school year is upon us it is time to get organized and begin planning our therapy sessions. One new practice we have embraced at our school this year and are quickly making a tradition is providing aprons for all the students to decorate Read More...
Recipe: Easy Veggie Macaroni and Cheese
June 21, 2013 8:15 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This is the last of my three summer pasta dishes all made from Rienzi i Bambini Mini Pastas! This week's pasta of choice is the carrot and squash elbow macaroni . Because this elbow macaroni is made with both carrots and squash puree, it tends to have Read More...
Recipe: Pasta Pennine and Homemade Pesto
June 14, 2013 9:02 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
My favorite pasta to eat is Penne. The long, thin ridges soak in the sauce and cheese, giving each bite lots of flavor! It has become a favorite in our home and my "go to" pasta. When I make penne for my family, I always need to cut the noodles in half Read More...
Fabulous Fusillini!
June 7, 2013 10:56 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Welcome to the first of my three summer pasta salads that are perfect for picky eaters! Each of the three pastas presented are specially designed for small hands and delicate taste buds. All of the added ingredients should be cut VERY small so as to not Read More...
Recipe: Homemade Veggie Burgers
May 17, 2013 8:06 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
We are halfway through the month of May and Memorial Day is less than 2 weeks away! It's time to take out your grill, dust it off and fire it up! Starting this week and continuing through the next couple weeks I will be sharing grilling recipes that are Read More...
Recipe: Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts
May 10, 2013 12:40 PM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
I have been looking for new way to cook Brussels sprouts for my family. After researching some different recipes, I decided to mix a few together and create my own! The bacon and mushrooms add a nice meatiness to the sprouts, while the cheese and butter Read More...
Cooking the Alphabet
April 19, 2013 8:24 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Next week is "E" week at our school, meaning we will be talking and learning about all things "E"! So today at our teacher planning meeting we brainstormed on all the Exciting E-based Events we could plan for the upcoming days. Some of our ideas included: Read More...
Recipe: Crispy Broccoli Bits
April 12, 2013 8:16 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today I am posting a recipe that a friend recently shared with me. It is easy, healthy and delicious! The main ingredient is broccoli, " the most nutritious of all its cabbage family members " according to the Whole Living website. According to the Read More...
Feeding Therapy for Children Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy
April 9, 2013 8:47 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week I am exploring feeding issues found with children diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The information surrounding this topic is very vast and extensive. My goal for this post is to provide useful information and resources for both therapists and Read More...
The Best Part of the Muffin!
April 5, 2013 9:52 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
For me, the yummiest part of any muffin whether made at home or fresh from your local bakery is usually the top of the muffin. The upper half of any good muffin is often sprinkled with some extra flavor, adorned with toppings such as crystalized or powdered Read More...
First Finger Foods for Baby
February 1, 2013 8:32 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Today's post is all about exploring early finger and table foods for your growing baby! This stage in the feeding process is always a bit stressful for me, as choking can be a danger, and I really want my babies to have the healthiest foods possible. Read More...
Homemade Stage 2 Baby Food Purees
January 25, 2013 11:11 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Now that my second daughter is over 7 months old, I am able to become more adventurous with the foods she is able to eat. At 7 months, babies are able to consume slightly thicker textures, as well as enjoy more complex flavors. I am attempting to be more Read More...
Recipe Post: Delicious Baby Grain Recipes
January 18, 2013 11:48 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week I shared a full list of the possible grains that are safe for babies to eat. This week I would to share some delicious grain-based recipes for little ones that can easily be made at home! Warm Banana Cereal 1/4 cup of brown rice cereal 1/4 cup Read More...
Giving Your Baby Grains
January 11, 2013 8:35 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
Last week, I wrote a post about Teething Feeder Bags and how instrumental they can be when transitioning your child to solid foods. In addition, they are a wonderful way to introduce various flavors, whether it is fruits, vegetables or proteins. This Read More...
Recipe Post: Transitioning from Purees to Solids
January 4, 2013 9:16 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week's recipe post focuses on a specific tool that can be used to help a baby as they transition from pureed baby foods to more complex textures and solids: The Teething Feeder Bag I used this tool with my first daughter, who I must admit, never 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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