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Changing the Language Used Around Eating: Quality vs. Quantity

March 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
In feeding therapy, the language that we use when discussing participation and intake should promote a focus on quality of feeding rather than quantity of feeds. This handout provides ways that we can utilize language to promote quality-based feeding rather than volume-driven feeding. Anderson, A. (2017). The Not So Hungry Caterpillar: Supporting Families’ Feeding Issues […]
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Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Treatment Strategies and Cards

March 15, 2024 by Megan Berg.
Effective intervention for childhood apraxia of speech should include collaborative intervention across all of the child’s communication environments. This activity involving repetitive practice with articulatory movements and initial sounds of words is for parents, therapists, and educators who are seeking therapeutic activities to promote positive communicative interactions in the home, school, and clinic environments.
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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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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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