Sorting through the many options your child has when it comes to speech therapy can be overwhelming! So, let’s break it down to help figure out what’s available in each setting when it comes to your child’s needs. Speech-Language Pathologists Across Settings First, it’s important to note: All speech-language pathologists (SLPs) must meet the same […]
Mealtime meltdowns are not new to parents and caregivers, especially those with “picky” eaters. Feeding therapy may help increase a child’s variety of accepted foods, ability to participate in family meals, and decrease the family stress related to food. What is feeding therapy? There are two main goals to feeding therapy: Learn how to eat […]
Selective eating, or “picky eating” can be very stressful for children unable to tolerate a wide variety of foods and for caregivers wanting to end the mealtime battles. If you have concerns about your child’s eating abilities, contact a speech-language pathologist (SLP) or talk to your pediatrician. A SLP is often included in the care […]
A Caregiver’s Role in Therapy
What’s my role in therapy? You’ve finished the evaluation and scheduled therapy, but now what? Caregivers who are new to therapy may be wondering “What is my role in my child’s therapy? How can I stay involved?” It’s normal to feel anxious or unsure about therapy as you begin the process, but the speech-language pathologist […]
Holidays can be a magical time with fun traditions we look forward to each year. When I think about it, almost all my own holiday traditions are centered around a shared meal and time spent together. One of my favorite things to do is swap recipes with the families I treat to keep my menu […]
How Do I Know If My Child Needs Speech Therapy?
4 Questions to Consider One of the most common questions I get as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) is “how do I know if my child needs speech therapy?” While I agree that a checklist of developmental milestones is helpful, it can also be overwhelming and dependent on many factors. Instead, I often find parents have […]