Ages and Stages, Birth to Three, Oral-Motor & Feeding, Speech & Language, Therapy Tools, Tips and Tricks

NDSC Convention Handouts: Down syndrome and Feeding Session

As promised at NDSC's AMAZING 2012 convention in Washington, DC...handouts from "Fantastic Feeders." Krystin and I would like to thank all of the attendees, both in person and online, for your encouragement and positive feedback. Fantastic Feeders, NDSC Convention 2012 Developmental Daily Food Guide If you are interested in watching the presentation online NDSC recorded our session… Continue reading NDSC Convention Handouts: Down syndrome and Feeding Session

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

Upcoming speaking events and a NEW BLOG NAME!

Since my last post my domain name expired and was purchased by a website not in any way affiliated with me or Down syndrome. So, I've got a new blog name: http://www.talk-ds.org. Please let your friends know! In one week I will be speaking with my colleague Krystin Turner, OTR/L on feeding and Down syndrome at… Continue reading Upcoming speaking events and a NEW BLOG NAME!

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

Ages and Stages, Oral-Motor & Feeding, Speech & Language, Uncategorized

Reaching for the STARs: Speech Therapy And Research working together

I will be traveling to San Antonio, TX this weekend for the National Down Syndrome Congress 2011 Convention. Please join me on Sunday at noon for  90 minutes devoted to speech clarity and children with Down syndrome. Discussion will include up-to-date research overviews specific to the quality of speech in children with DS, popular treatment methods… Continue reading Reaching for the STARs: Speech Therapy And Research working together