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Early Introduction of AAC in Medically Complex Infants

December 31, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
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”

November 30, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
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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Accounting for Prematurity in Speech, Language, and Feeding in the First Two Years of Life

November 30, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
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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