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Happy Mealtime Advice from Melanie Potock MA, CCC-SLP

When your baby begins the solid food stage, the love, joy, nurturing and bonding can continue as they transition from your arms to the highchair.  Melanie Potock,  MA, CCC-SLP is a Speech Language Pathologist, SLP, with 15 years of experience working with families whose transition was not as smooth, joy turned to frustration and stress for both parent and child.   As a mother she understands the love for children and the struggles of parenting. Helping her own daughter, once a picky eater, achieve good physical health and a healthy sense of self nurturing through food.

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Right Brained Children in a Left Brained World, Jeffrey Feed, M.A.T. and Laurie Parsons

We saw a great change in academic development in our own son when we put these tips to use.  Freed’s suggestions when working with young early readers are simple and can be done at home and the response will be seen at school.  He says of children who are asked to read aloud.

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See It, Say It, Do It by Lynn Hellerstein:

See It, Day It, Do It.

So your child passed the free vision screening at school, GREAT!  You and your child’s teacher go about the year without a second thought about vision, no need to see an eye Doctor/ Optometrist.  You notice some things with your child that could be better; his handwriting is something you might leave for archeologist to decipher in 10 years from now though.  You and the school try different techniques to improve your child’s spelling and the only thing changing is your opinion about homework, for the worse.

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The Sound of Hope by Lois Kam Heymann

The Sound of Hope

Lois Kam Heymann

While we cannot change the past, or undo what has been done, we can derail the course we are on, and that of our children for the better.  In reading, The Sound of Hope by Lois Kam Heymann, I understand a little more about what the experts say, regardless of what other parents do or say.  I have classical music playing as my children are asleep just as I type.

Our son’s Occupational Therapist, OT, has for over a year suggested to have classical music playing as our children fall asleep and while they slumber.  We started with great intentions, but we were met with resistance, our youngest seemed more distracted by it than able to calm down and drift into dreamland.  He won and we opted out of the music even after they were asleep.  I know better now!

Lois Kam Heymann is a Speech and Language Pathologist with over 30 years of experience with children.  Read more here . . .

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Sensitive Sam, by Marla Roth-Fisch

Sensitive SamPoor Sam, he is having a rough day, he just can’t seem to cope with all the input he is receiving.  The bright light from the sun, the feel of his clothes, the smell of his breakfast and even going to the bathroom has his neurons crying out!

The author, Marla Roth-Fisch does an awesome job illustrating how Sam, who is a child with Sensory Processing Disorder, feels about the struggles of

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Squirmy Wormy, How I learned to Help Myself, by Lynda Farrington Wilson

Squirmy Wormy by Lynda Farrington Wilson

Lynda Farrington Wilson

Lynda has transcribed the behaviors seen with sensory needs in her book, Squirmy Wormy that depicts, Tyler, a child with Autism and SPD maneuvering throughout his day.  The use of repetitive sing song words, “Flappy, Flappy, Pinchy, Pinchy, Hit, Hit, Hit” brings the young reader to attention.

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