• Are newborn reflexes causing your baby's bottle refusal?
  • 6 Questions To Ask Before Choosing A Picky Eating Course
  • Ready, Set, Read - Learn The Skills Required For Reading
  • Stuttering: When to seek out a Speech Language Pathologist
  • Defeating Picky Eating
  • Are newborn reflexes causing your baby's bottle refusal?
  • 6 Questions To Ask Before Choosing A Picky Eating Course
  • Ready, Set, Read - Learn The Skills Required For Reading
  • Stuttering: When to seek out a Speech Language Pathologist
  • Defeating Picky Eating

Are newborn reflexes causing your baby’s bottle refusal?

newborn reflexes

Cindy Hooks Morrison, M.S., CCC-SLP, CLC Your baby was born with eight, innate, oral motor reflexes to help facilitate successful mealtimes. All of these reflexes have important roles, but two reflexes, rooting and sucking, are specifically helping you with every feeding during the first four months of your baby’s life. The root reflex is activated when an infant’s lips and mouth are lightly touched. This causes your baby’s mouth to open. … [Continue reading...]

6 Questions To Ask Before Choosing A Picky Eating Course

6 questions to ask before choosing a picky eating course

Since the launch of Happy Eating Club in 2014, a variety of picky eating course pop-ups have emerged on-line.  Some are being offered by licensed and credentialed health care professionals and some are being offered by popular, non-clinically experienced food bloggers selling meal plans. As new moms navigate through the marketing, it's becoming a bit more confusing to determine which course to choose. Here are six top questions to ask when … [Continue reading...]

Ready, Set, Read – Learn The Skills Required For Reading

We make reading a ritual in our home.  To me, reading is… evening book clubs with friends, foggy mornings with a newspaper (albeit digitally) and a cup of joe, cold nights cozied up with my Kindle, and an entertaining, People magazine at the hair salon. But, for many, reading is not the above; it is not an enjoyable experience to cherish. According to the Department of Education, 32 million adults in the U.S. cannot read. That is 14 percent of … [Continue reading...]

Stuttering: When to seek out a Speech Language Pathologist

Stuttering

Aimee Brigham, MCD, CCC-SLP The Hollywood blockbuster, The King’s Speech, illustrated - with acute accuracy – the impact of stuttering on self-worth, friendships, and daily activities. Individuals who stutter face speech challenges that fluent speakers take for granted. The boy who must cope after a caller hangs up on him because he cannot say hello; the woman who does not get a promotion because she cannot speak fluently to her team; the man … [Continue reading...]