Birth to Three

Community Education Series: Topics in Early Development

New for 2012! The Thomas Center and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati present a new community education series. The first of the series will be held in February and includes topics related to movement and positioning, pre-talking, and feeding skills in children with Down syndrome. Topics are geared for parents with children ages birth… Continue reading Community Education Series: Topics in Early Development

Ages and Stages, Birth to Three, Oral-Motor & Feeding, Therapy Tools, Uncategorized

Finally! An “open” cup available in the US – and in stores

Sassy has just released their Grow Up Cup! It's similar to the Amadeus 360 available in the UK. You may have worked with a feeding specialist who really wants your child to use an open cup. You nod politely and watch patiently as your baby bites on the rim, gets juice everywhere, and finishes her… Continue reading Finally! An “open” cup available in the US – and in stores

Family, Uncategorized

Reflections of a daughter for Father’s Day

My father has always been excited about babies. He takes great delight in talking with children. He has that rare, natural ability to really play with children. All of us were born into the world with my father's arms waiting for us. He likes to be the first to "show off" his newest additions. And… Continue reading Reflections of a daughter for Father’s Day

Ages and Stages, Family

31 for 21: The Parent’s Journey presented by CCHMC’s Family Resource Center

Another wonderful opportunity for families in Cincinnati! The Parent's Journey...From Shattered Dreams to Hope for the Future Parents attach to their children through dreams, yearnings, fantasies, illusions and projections into the future. Children are often seen as one’s ultimate “life products,” the reflection and extension of one’s very being. A disability most always shatters parents’… Continue reading 31 for 21: The Parent’s Journey presented by CCHMC’s Family Resource Center

Birth to Three, Oral-Motor & Feeding

31 for 21: Textured spoons found locally!

Yay! I've found another item to add to my “If you like (insert therapy product), then try this item!” list. Sometimes feeding therapists will recommend a textured spoon in order to help with transition to spoon-feeding for children with oral sensory needs. A textured spoon provides: Increased stimulation to the tongue when eating A small bowl… Continue reading 31 for 21: Textured spoons found locally!