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  • Tuesday Tidbit - Nuk brush 2 ~ local sightings ~

    In an earlier blog post I had spoken about the usefulness of the Nuk Brush and listed several places that sell it.  The sites I listed were therapy sites as that was the only place I have been able to find them.  Until now, that is.  Last Friday I was in a local Toys R Us store, browsing the aisles on my way to the play-doh ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on March 9, 2010
  • Feeding Difficulties - Ability vs Motivation

    One of the most challenging things when it comes to working with a family who has a child who ''won't eat'' is figuring out how much of it may be due to the child's inability to eat (sensory problems, physical problems, processing disorders, etc) and how much may be due to the child's lack of motivation to eat.  The former is much easier to ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on November 18, 2009
  • Tuesday Tidbit - Olfactory defensive behaviors

    Hi All!  Sorry I did not post on Friday – I was a bit under the weather with a stomach bug.  Thankfully it didn’t last more than 48 hours but that is one of the “hazards” of working with children for a living – you are bound to catch something every now and again, no matter how hard you try. J I wanted this Tuesday’s Tidbit to be a ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on October 27, 2009
  • Tuesday Tidbit - The Spit Cup

    When it comes to picky eaters one of the biggest challenges we have as therapists is getting the child to even taste something.  There is, of course, an entire protocol to getting a sensory defensive child to allow food to be 1) in the room, 2) on the table, 3) on their plate, 4) on their spoon/fork, 5) near their mouth, 6) in their ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on October 19, 2009
  • Rain, Rain ... go out and play ..

    It's been raining here for the past couple of days.  Yesterday was a cold rain but today it was warmer and more of a drizzle.  I have been off on vacation in the Lancaster, PA area with my sister and mom.  We've been exploring, shopping and just having a fun time enjoying each other's company.  It's been a pleasant change but ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on October 16, 2009
  • Tuesday tidbit - the Nuk Brush.

    How many of you have used a Nuk brush when working with your pediatric patients?  Do you use it just to ''wake up'' their mouths or do you use it in other ways as well?  As I have gained experience in the pediatric area and especially the oral motor/feeding challenges I have found that the Nuk Brush is a very versitile tool.  Let me ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on September 13, 2009