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Using Language to Support Transitions for Toddlers

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
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

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
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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Breastfeeding Basics for the SLP

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
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

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
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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Roadmap to Troubleshooting Speaking Valves in Pediatrics

January 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
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

January 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
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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