Hearing Loss: What parents should know

The ability to hear is extremely important for children when developing speech and language skills. An audiologist may provide evaluation and treatment of hearing loss, whereas a speech-language pathologist can offer treatment to improve speech/language in the presence of a hearing loss. Here’s what parents and caregivers should know about children’s hearing. How common is […]

What is Feeding Therapy?

   What is feeding therapy? There are two goals to feeding therapy: Learn how to eat safely using age-appropriate biting, chewing, and swallowing skills Learn how to eat a variety of foods and drinks without aversion, stress, or anxiety Who provides feeding therapy? Typically, a speech-language pathologist (SLP) or occupational therapist (OT) will provide feeding […]

Picky Eating

Selective eating, or “picky eating” can be very stressful for children unable to tolerate a wide variety of foods and for caregivers wanting to end the mealtime battles. If you have concerns about your child’s eating abilities, contact a speech-language pathologist or talk to your pediatrician. A speech-language pathologist is often included in the care […]