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Breastfeeding Basics for the SLP

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PediatricSLPBirth to 3Feeding and Swallowing
Breastfeeding rates are currently on the rise in the forms of exclusive breastfeeding, breastfeeding, and pumping. This guide will serve as a cheat cheat for some basic information for SLPs that are working with breastfeeding infants. Cadwell, K., & Turner-Maffei, C. (2022). Pocket guide for lactation management. Jones & Bartlett Learning. Dieterich, C. M., Felice, […]
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Improving Feeding Outcomes in Infants with GERD

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PediatricSLPBirth to 3Feeding and Swallowing
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is an extremely common issue in infants. When it becomes more severe, it can be diagnosed as Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD can have a significant impact on feeding experience, caregiver stress, and infant comfort. This resource summarizes the evidenced based interventions that can be use to reduce reflux and improve feeding […]
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Using Language to Support Transitions for Toddlers

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PediatricSLPBirth-3Language Development
This parent/caregiver handout is designed to give ideas on how to incorporate language into transition times for toddlers to decrease maladaptive behaviors or familial stress. Alt, M., Mettler, H. M., Eriksonn, J. A., Figueroa, C. R., Etters-Thomas, S. E., Arizmendi, G. D., & Oglivie, T. (2019). Exploring input parameters in an expressive vocabulary treatment with […]
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Speech Samples: How to Elicit, Interpret, and Set Treatment Goals

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PediatricSLPArticulationLanguage Development
This resource gives helpful tips and a roadmap to getting speech samples across age ranges, ways to interpret them and directions for how to make meaningful goals. Spencer, T. D., Tolentino, T. J., & Fostera, M. E. (2023). Impact of discourse type and elicitation task on language sampling outcomes. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Wilder, […]
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30-Day Phonological Awareness Family Activity Pack

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PediatricSLPArticulationLanguage Development
This take-home activity for families provides quick “homework” activities for them to practice each day to support development of phonological awareness skills.
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Figure It Out Figurative Language and Idiom Practice Game

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PediatricSLPLanguage DevelopmentPragmatics
This board game provides a quick and easy way to target idiom practice with either individuals or groups of clients.
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Shapes, Superlatives, and Spatial Concepts Activity

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PediatricSLPLanguage Development
This interactive activity provides a way for pre-literate and literate clients to practice superlatives and spatial concepts.
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Roadmap to Troubleshooting Speaking Valves in Pediatrics

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PediatricSLPBirth to 3Feeding and Swallowing
Speaking valve use in the pediatric population can be challenging and requires an in-depth understanding of the upper airway, respiratory system, and intricacies of voice production. This roadmap will help guide decision making in the pediatric population. Greene, Z. M., Davenport, J., Fitzgerald, S., Russell, J. D., & Mcnally, P. (2019). Tracheostomy speaking valve modification […]
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Impact of Cardiac Diagnoses on Infant Feeding

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PediatricSLPBirth to 3Feeding and Swallowing
Congenital heart defects are the most common occurring defects in the infant population. Understanding of signs of feeding difficulty and the appropriate use of evidence-based strategies are key in feeding success when working with this population. Desai, H., Jones, C. E., Fogel, J. L., Negrin, K. A., Slater, N. L., Morris, K., Doody, L. R., […]
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Normalizing Feeding During Prolonged Hospital Stays

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PediatricSLPFeeding and Swallowing
This handout provides an easy outline of how parents/families can support their child’s nutrition and hydration during prolonged hospital stays.
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Research-Based Pocket Guide for Feeding On High Flow Nasal Cannula

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PediatricSLPFeeding and Swallowing
Feeding on high flow nasal cannula (HFNC)  is a thorny issue in acute pediatric settings. This guide provides a research-based guide to evidence-based parameters for initiating or continuing feeding on HFNC. Dumpa, V., Kamity, R., Ferrara, L., Akerman, M., Hanna, N. (2020) The effects of oral feeding while on nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) […]
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Universal Articulation Screener Tool

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PediatricSLPArticulation
This one-page screener provides a quick way to identify error sounds in all positions at the word level. It has information you need to dig deeper or pursue further assessment as indicated.
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Early Introduction of AAC in Medically Complex Infants

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PediatricSLPAACLanguage Development
Early introduction to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is an evidence-based intervention for children at risk for developing speech and language delays secondary to medical complexity. This handout provides information related to the importance of early introduction to AAC to aid the development of language skills. Davidoff, B. E. (2017). AAC With Energy—Earlier: Research shows […]
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Expanding Our Positive Feedback Phrases Beyond “Good Job”

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PediatricSLPLanguage Development
Kids thrive on positive feedback! It’s important for the development of self-awareness and confidence. On the flip side, kids can become too focused on doing something in order to get praise. As adults, we can work to deliver positive feedback in ways that help kids process their growing skill sets as well as their feelings […]
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Filtering Out Feeding Misinformation: A Social Media Guide for Parents

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PediatricSLPFeeding and Swallowing
Social media has become one of the most accessible ways for parents to gain information. Many clinicians and researchers utilize the platform to discuss feeding interventions with inconsistent use of evidence to support the claims being made. This resource helps parents learn to filter out misinformation. Diehm, E. A., & Hall-Mills, S. (2023). Like, comment, […]
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Swallowing Development Milestones – In Utero to First Months of Life

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PediatricSLPAnatomy/PhysiologyFeeding and Swallowing
This guide provides information on swallowing development from the womb to one year of age. Use this in the NICU setting to help parents of premature babies understand feeding difficulties at the beginning of life. Hawdon, et al. (2000). Identification of neonates at risk of developing feeding problems in infancy. Dev Med Child Neurol 43(4):235-9. […]
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Accounting for Prematurity in Speech, Language, and Feeding in the First Two Years of Life

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PediatricSLPArticulationFeeding and SwallowingLanguage Development
This resource is designed to support parents/caregivers in understanding how developmental milestones may vary for their child who was born prematurely. Your Preemie’s Growth: Developmental Milestones. Pediatric Patient Education 2021; 10.1542/ppe_document142. American Academy of Pediatrics. Festila, D. (2014). Suckling and non-nutritive sucking habit: What should we know? Clujul Medical, 87(1), 11–14. https://doi.org/10.15386/cjm.2014.8872.871.df1mg2
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