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bio website decodingkids.com
location Georgia
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seen Mar 13 '12 at 1:24

I am a Speech-Language Pathologist with more than 30 years experience.

I have learned so much from my favorite teachers - children and their caregivers. I am indebted to them and thankful that so many have shared their journey with me.


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comment At what age should I expect my daughter to talk?
Your late talkers would fit the "statistics" if they were in a dual language environment.
Jul
30
comment At what age should I expect my daughter to talk?
The only problem with waiting until age 3 to decide a child might have a problem is that there is a developmental "window of opportunity" in which children are neurologically "wired" to learn language. Beyond those early years, speech/language learning is more difficult. For every delayed child that learns to communicate suddenly at an older age, I have seen hundreds that never mastered functional speech even as adults.
Jul
30
answered Is my infant boy's scrotum too large?
Jul
30
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
29
comment How do you feed a picky eater?
Children CAN starve themselves to death. This is rare, but it does happen. When this occurs, they are not refusing because they are stubborn, but because they cannot tolerate the food for a variety of reasons. Even when they do not die, failure to meet nutritional needs can take it's toll on their health. Thus, my -1.
Jul
29
comment Is baby talk helpful or detrimental?
+1 for "infants learn from facial expressions and tone of voice as much as they do from words."
Jul
29
answered How can we discipline our toddler?
Jul
29
answered How can you communicate with a child that refuses to talk?
Jul
29
awarded  Commentator
Jul
29
comment How do I teach my child to speak in sentences?
+1 for emphasizing the importance of interaction with an adult!
Jul
29
revised How to prevent children from sucking their thumb?
Added another specific option to address question.
Jul
29
awarded  Critic
Jul
29
answered How to prevent children from sucking their thumb?
Jul
29
comment Is it dangerous for a child to sleep with the head hanging?
FYI: the medical name for this condition is torticollis.
Jul
29
comment Is baby talk helpful or detrimental?
@TorbenGB Thanks again for your help. I appreciate the tips!
Jul
29
comment When should I stop swaddling my baby?
@TorbenGB Thank you!
Jul
29
answered How do I teach my child to speak in sentences?
Jul
28
answered How do we get our toddler to gain weight?
Jul
28
answered Why does a pacifier trigger my baby's gag reflex?
Jul
28
awarded  Editor