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Children accessing speech therapy should never be about politics,
budgets, and high caseloads. Speech therapy and other types of therapy should
be available to all children that demonstrate the need.
As I write about this, I reflect about my own past working for a school
district where I learned about the world of politics as a recent ...
I feel very fortunate to have battled my own bouts of anxiety and the
baby blues with the birth of one of my own children. When I was suffering of
this debilitating battle, I would wonder why? Why me? It's hard enough being a
new mother of a baby that needs me 24/7, she cries, she poops—she never takes a
Why, on top of all of that, ...
I think all of us in some way have a style to our therapy that prefers
one or the other. I have made it my own challenge to be able to do both: the
reason being that there should not just be one type of approach for all
I feel like some kids thrive and respond better when they feel like
they can lead the play in a session. Other ...
Last December I was assigned a new child to my caseload. She was already being seen by several of my co-workers who each informed me of their grave concerns regarding her development. At the time, she had not yet been diagnosed with anything other than a developmental delay; however two of my seasoned staff members confided that they were ...
Welcome to March! It's not quite spring yet, but we know it is on the way! The first day of spring this year, 2009, is Friday, March 20. As we all know, spring is a time of hope, growth and new life. It marks the end of the winter season. Winter, especially in the northern hemisphere, is frigid and the earth is barren. Animals hibernate from the ...
Since beginning this blog in October 2008, one of my goals was to include both spiritual and holistic approaches to therapy, thus treating the WHOLE child, not just the disorder/delay. In addition, I believe, that just as we need to give attention to diet and exercise, we also need to address and feed our spirit. I believe we are spiritual beings ...
Last Friday's post, highlighted the first part of my interview with speech therapist, Susan B. Nachimson where we learned about her professional education, training and the experiences that brought her to the water.
Today's post is a continuation of our interview. In our discussion, Susan describes her experiences with aquatic therapy, the ...
I have had the absolute pleasure of speaking with and interviewing Susan B. Nachimson (pronounced /nakumson/). Susan has been practicing speech therapy for over 30 years in many different arenas and venues. Susan is trained in both NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment) and WATSU (Water Shiatsu). She is also a certified massage therapist and ...
''Nature has provided us generously with everything we need to remain in good health.'' --Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897).
The historical beginning of aqua therapy dates back to the ancient practices of the Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese and Romans. Then, in the 19th century, Sebastian Kneipp a Dominican monk revived the theory. He believed in the ...