Wow, totally forgot to post Friday Favs yesterday! Here are my favorites from the week! Continue reading
Dr. Kay Toomey is a renowned Feeding Specialist and is the creator of the popular and evidenced-based SOS feeding approach. She frequently discusses and debunks 10 meal-time myths. Below, I discuss some of the more popular feeding myths and explain why they are false.
1) Humans know how to eat instinctively. Actually, eating is only instinctive in the first few months of life. Infants eat by programmed reflexes called rooting, sucking, and swallowing. However, after about age 6 months, infants grow out of these reflexes in favor of learned motor behaviors. In other words, after age 6 months, eating habits are learned, not instinctive. Continue reading
If you’re like many parents, you may confused about if/when to introduce a sippy cup to your baby. Your Mom may have told you that sippy cups are bad for your baby, but your doctor says it’s OK. Confused yet? That’s OK. That’s why I’m here to give you the good and the bad about sippy cups. Continue reading
I would just like to start out by saying HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to my sweet husband! We’ve been married 5 years today, and it’s the best decision I ever made! The 2nd best decision was to suffer through grad school to become a Speech-Language Pathologist! My career as an SLP has shaped my life and has completely changed the way I view the world. With that in mind, here’s my Favs from this week! Continue reading
Ah, Social Stories…aren’t they great? Such a simple technique, but oh so affective. Better yet, they can be used for nearly ANY speech and language problem! Continue reading