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How to Introduce Celery to Your Child

When most of us think of eating celery, we usually think of dieting, which makes celery not much fun! It’s true; celery is incredibly low in calories, and parents who struggle with putting weight on their kids (due to feeding challenges) usually skip right over celery. But this crunchy veggie offers a variety of ways to present nutritionally packed meals [...]

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Better Hearing & Speech Month, SLPs and ezpz Products

I’m always excited for the month of May because it is Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM)! This gives me the opportunity to share my profession with the public while raising awareness of how Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) provide articulation, language, communication and social skills therapy for the pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. But we also provide life-altering treatment [...]

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Celiac Awareness Month

Celiac Awareness Month is celebrated in May each year to educate the public about the seriousness of this disease, especially in children. This topic is near and dear to my heart since many of my clients have celiac disease (CD) and I went gluten free (GF) several years ago to support them, not realizing it would actually make me [...]

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Using ezpz products: Interview with Marsha Dunn Klein

Occupational Therapy (OT) Month began in 1980, and it is celebrated in April to correspond with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference and Expo. To celebrate OT Month, I had the honor of interviewing Marsha Dunn Klein, M.ED., OTR/L, who is an authority in the field of feeding and swallowing therapy and co-author of my favorite feeding therapy [...]

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Feeding Challenges with Children with Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month and, to celebrate, we are discussing the unique feeding concerns parents have with children with autism. Research shows that children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to have feeding challenges than their typical peers. When working with these kiddos and their families in feeding therapy, I often discover that a child’s severe [...]

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The #DitchTheTray Campaign

As a Speech Language Pathologist and Feeding Specialist, I have to observe the child and the entire family when it comes to feeding and eating. Three of the most important tips for successful and safe eating habits for children are: Positioning of the child in their feeding chairPlacement of the child in their feeding chairProducts the child uses for eating once [...]

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Feeding Tips for Children with Down Syndrome

Our Blab show this month, titled “Feeding Tips for Children with Down Syndrome,” was both fun and informative! To celebrate Trisomy Awareness Month, I interviewed three moms on the feeding struggles with this population. We discussed picky-eating issues, advancing to new food textures, drinking from an open cup or straw and feeding tips that really work! In case you [...]

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Crafting with Toddlers

March is National Craft Month and there are so many creative and educational projects to do with your toddlers. Use this month as an opportunity to rediscover your inner child by finger-painting, beading, coloring or drawing with your kids! By using the Play Mat, you can help your child learn to organize crafting materials in the compartments while maintaining the [...]

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March is Trisomy Awareness Month

March is a special time for team ezpz since it is Trisomy Awareness Month. We love celebrating with the children and families we serve and love! On this week’s blog, I want to raise awareness about trisomy conditions and the challenges it may cause with feeding and swallowing.Trisomy occurs when a child has an extra full or partial chromosome. [...]

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Toddler Taste Challenge: Green Foods

Since March is National Nutrition Month and St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, this is a great time to focus on new green tastes! Not surprisingly, green is a color that toddlers tend to shy away from when introducing new foods and it’s usually the color that parents want their kids to eat the most of. Thus, [...]

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