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Feeding Tips for Children with Epilepsy

Babies, toddlers, school-age children, teens and adults can have epilepsy, which is a neurological disorder that causes seizures. It is estimated that 460,000 children aged 0 to 17 years are affected by epilepsy. But seizures occur most often in infants (before their first birthday) due to the rapid growth and increased activity of the brain. Thankfully, more than half of [...]

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Father's Day DIY Projects

Happy Father's Day! Looking for fun DIY gift ideas for your littles to give to Dad or Grandpa? We've got you covered!Happy Father's Day Card - Dad will love this homemade Father's Day card! Click here to print our coloring card, and get your little ones started with some markers or crayons. Dad will appreciate the cute card [...]

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Is there such a thing as a picky drinker?

It’s summertime and parents oftentimes worry about their kids staying hydrated. This is especially true for children who hesitate or refuse to drink water. Is there such a think as a picky drinker?We are all familiar with the term picky eater. Although it’s not my favorite term to describe a child who is struggling to eat, it is [...]

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What is dysphagia?

June is dysphagia awareness month, and we are sharing some information about this medical diagnosis to help our community understand what it is and where to seek help. Dysphagia affects both the pediatric and adult population; in fact, 1 in 17 people have dysphagia at some point in their lifetime. Improving awareness of this common diagnosis and knowing some of [...]

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Feeding Children with a Congenital Heart Defect

When a baby is born, parents instinctively provide nutrition for their new bundle of joy and watch in awe as their baby gains weight and starts to grow. With babies born with a congenital heart defect (CHD), the feeding journey can be much more frustrating and challenging. Here are some tips for feeding children with a congenital heart defect.What is [...]

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Making a Difference in Haiti

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) the opportunity to talk about their life-altering treatment and the benefits therapy can provide to their clients. One of these benefits is the interdisciplinary relationship between the SLP and other medical professionals like occupational and physical therapists. This collaborative relationship can be mutually beneficial to both the therapists [...]

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How to Introduce Blueberries to your Toddler

Blueberries are labeled as a super food because they are packed with antioxidants, vitamin C and potassium, and they have countless health benefits for you and your child. The domestic blueberry season is from April to September, so parents have a great opportunity to serve this fresh fruit to their child six months out of the year! Here I [...]

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Printable Mother's Day Card

Happy Mother's Day!Whether you forgot to buy a Mother's Day card or you're just looking for a fun activity today, we've got you covered! Click here to print the card and get your little ones coloring. Mom will appreciate the quiet time and love her homemade card. 

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ezpz Trail Mix

As an avid hiker, I have been making my own yummy trail mix for years. I started bringing it to feeding therapy and found it to be a huge success with my pediatric clients. If you teach kids to make their own trail mix, it nurtures their self-help skills and increases the chances of them eating this healthy snack! [...]

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How to Introduce Beets to Toddlers

Beets are a nutritious food filled with fiber, vitamin C, potassium, manganese and folate. These rare nutrients help blood vessels, brain function and keep the heart healthy, too. Do you want your child to learn to enjoy beets early and continue to eat them throughout adulthood? Here are a few recommendations on how to introduce beets to your infants, toddlers [...]

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