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  • Tribute to Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center

    Having managed nearly 200,000 patient visits, and conducted in excess of 12,000 education and wellness classes, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix is celebrating its extraordinary accomplishments with a unique testimonial video featuring patients paying tribute to the 17-year-old comprehensive center and its famous namesake. ''To have ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on July 30, 2015
  • One Way Out of an Intense Picky Eater “Phase”

    I have heard parents say this many times when we discuss the eating habits of their ''picky eater:'' ''Hes/she used to eat (preferred food), but not anymore! Now I can barely get them to eat or try anything new. He/she eats the same things over and over.'' Our family has been dealing with this at home with our two-year-old picky eater. ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 6, 2012
  • Food for Thought: The Holidays with a Picky Eater

    Are you stressed because the holidays are upon us and your child is a picky eater? Is every meal a struggle and is it even worse when you are sitting with your in-laws and family friends and can feel the tension thicken in the air? Well, hang on! Here are some tips to help you prepare yourself and your child for mealtime challenges that lie ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on December 23, 2011
  • Kwanzaa Corn Fritter “Pancakes”

    During the month of December we have been celebrating the holidays of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa at our preschool. The holiday of Kwanzaa, like any holiday, embraces certain symbols that embody the message and purpose of the holiday. Here you can find a complete description of these symbols, one of which is corn. I decided to use ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on December 16, 2011
  • Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Play-Doh

    Earlier this past week, one of the teachers I work with, Jamie Zarmanian, shared with our preschool classes this fabulous recipe for pumpkin spice Play-Doh. The entire classroom smelled like cinnamon cookies! The texture was perfect - soft, but not sticky and children really seemed to enjoy using a different type of Play-Doh to roll, ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on October 25, 2011
  • Interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL: Part 2

    This week is the second part of my interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL, an occupational therapist working and supervising in both the homecare and preschool settings in Delaware County in Pennsylvania. Our discussion continues as we look at the recent changes in homecare and how budget cuts are affecting early intervention, as well as ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 5, 2011
  • Feeding Children with CAS

    For today's post I will continue to address reader questions regarding feeding. The following question was submitted by the parent of a child diagnosed with CAS (Childhood Apraxia of Speech): My son is 2.2 years old and has been diagnosed with suspected apraxia. He has rec'd speech therapy and some feeding therapy through a SLP.  We are ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on February 26, 2010
  • Checking in with Sharon Gretz, MEd

    As some of you veteran blog readers may remember, last year I interviewed Sharon Gretz, the founder and current executive director of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). The interview ran over two consecutive posts in January 2009 and was full of valuable and vital information for both parents and therapists ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on January 25, 2010