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A Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding

A Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding

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Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) play an increasingly significant role in the treatment of children with feeding disorders (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2009). Physicians often refer children for feeding therapy secondary to what is seemingly a behavioral issue. This …

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When Apraxia Is Just Part of the Whole Picture

When Apraxia Is Just Part of the Whole Picture

BY COLLEEN YINGER
I must admit it didn’t look very encouraging. Kimberly was approaching five and couldn’t speak, except for a sound resembling “yeah” meaning “yes”. Sure, she had a lot of issues due to a rare genetic disorder – …

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5 Signs Your Child’s Tonsils Are Ready to Come Out

5 Signs Your Child’s Tonsils Are Ready to Come Out

By Kathleen M. Reilly from Parents Magazine
The Low-down on Surgery

If your child has a tonsillectomy, chances are the surgeon will remove the adenoids too. That’s because if large or infected tonsils are causing problems, then the adenoids usually …

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Bullying in ASD

Bullying in ASD

One hundred percent of children and adults with ASD are bullied at sometime. One hundred percent of the time, it hurts. I hope they are not bullied on a daily basis. I hope the hurt does not leave scars-physically or …

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For Children Who Cannot Speak, a True Voice

For Children Who Cannot Speak, a True Voice

Enrique Mendez, 9, and his older brother Cristian, 11, sorted through a plastic bin of toys in their New Jersey home. “I want to play with the wrestling guys,” said Enrique in a voice not quite his own, but pretty …

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The Misdiagnosed Child

The Misdiagnosed Child

Children presenting with behavior disorders often have associated reading/learning difficulties and are commonly characterized as being difficult children by their teachers and parents.

ADD (attention deficit disorder), ADHD (attention deficit disorder hyperactivity), LD (learning disabilities), ODD (oppositional defiant disorder) and …

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