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  • Working with Patients with Dysphagia During the Holiday Season

    As Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, I realize that many families and caregivers, as well as staff, struggle to include the elderly patient with swallowing or cognitive-communication impairments in the holiday celebrations. If Mom or Dad have swallowing or memory deficits, it definitely impacts the celebration. It's awkward to talk ...
    Posted to Focus on Geriatric and Adult Services (Weblog) on November 24, 2011
  • Recipe: Mini Rotelle

    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 recipe includes the Mini Rotelle (aka mini wagon wheels), wonderfully made with spinach ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on October 21, 2011
  • The Pumpkin Post!

    All through September at our school we talked about apples: red ones, yellow ones, green ones, little ones, big ones and everything in between! Now that October is upon us and Halloween is just two weeks away, it is time for our next topic of ... pumpkins! The teachers are talking all about those happy round orange friends we see every ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on October 18, 2011
  • Blogger Questions Answered

    Every 6 months or so, I like to recap and review popular posts and the topics that seem to be most important to our readers. In addition, I carefully comb through recent reader comments to make sure that questions are being addressed and people are able to get the answers they are seeking. Today's post will do just that, so please join me in ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on October 11, 2011
  • Birth to 3: Two Stories of Success!

    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 that prompted me to contact ADVANCE with the idea to create a speech and language therapy ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on October 4, 2011
  • Johnny Appleseed and Apple Prints

    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 and sensory-enriched activities! The Story of Johnny Appleseed The lesson began with a ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on September 23, 2011
  • Good Eater Secrets

    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 is to help both parents of ''picky eaters'' and speech therapists who work with ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on September 6, 2011
  • Book It, Part 8: More Resources to Support Using Picture Books in Therapy

    When I first started to become interested in using picture books as contexts for intervention in my public school SLP position, I was really happy to find Books are for Talking Too, by Jane Gebers. It was clearly just the resource I was looking for at the time - a guide specific to SLPs detailing the power of using picture books. Many great ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on July 18, 2011