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  • Feeding Therapy for Children Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy

    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 parents. Let's begin with WHO is capable of addressing feeding issues with young children. ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on April 9, 2013
  • First Finger Foods for Baby

    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. So, what are the best and safest foods for little ones to first feast on once they are ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 1, 2013
  • Homemade Stage 2 Baby Food Purees

     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 audacious with my food presentation the second time around in hopes of raising a ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 25, 2013
  • Giving Your Baby Grains

    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 week's post shifts the focus to some other foods that are vital for your baby's health and ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 11, 2013
  • Recipe: Homemade Baby Food

    This week's post is written for parents who are interested in making their own baby food. With both my girls I have used a combination of homemade baby food and store bought organic baby food. I really enjoy making my own purees and have learned that the process can be healthier for babies, as well as simple and cost effective. In addition, I feel ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on November 30, 2012
  • Recipe: Leftovers for Little Ones

    I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with good friends, loving family and delicious food! If your turkey day was anything like ours, food was in abundance and there were plenty of leftovers. Today's post will give you a few suggestions for changing some of those not-so-kid friendly foods, such as mashed potatoes and stuffing (my ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on November 23, 2012
  • Peanut Allergy: Facts to Remember

    As we know, the peanut allergy can be an extremely dangerous and even life-threatening condition. In addition, both direct and indirect contact with peanuts can evoke a devastating allergic reaction. Below is the official statement offered by the Mayo Clinic describing the ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 27, 2012
  • Avoiding the Peanut Allergy

    Over the next several weeks I will be researching and reporting on the definition, symptoms, causes and cures for the ever-growing Peanut Allergy. According to the Mayo Clinic, the basic definition of the peanut allergy reads as follows: Peanut allergy is common, especially in children. Peanut allergy symptoms can range from a minor irritation ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 6, 2012
  • Growing Vegetable Soup

    I hope everyone had a safe and happy Memorial Day! On Friday, I wrote a post about Lois Ehlert's deliciously informative book, Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z. In my post, I included a list of food-based and language based activities for both home and school to help the book come alive for young children! Today's post ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on May 29, 2012
  • Low Sugar Chocolate Smoothies

    On April 20, I posted a recipe featuring a ''low sugar, low calorie'' tropical smoothie made with Unsweetened Coconut Milk.  Over the past several weeks, I have been experimenting with various other low sugar beverages that can be enjoyed solo or can be used in conjunction with a variety of ingredients and blended into a delicious smoothie ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on May 7, 2012
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