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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.


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
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Jul
28
revised When should I stop swaddling my baby?
Added a more specific response to original question.
Jul
27
answered How can I keep my 1yr old from gagging and throwing up when eating solids?
Jul
27
answered Why do babies like to be bounced?
Jul
27
answered When should a toddler get out of the oral fascination?
Jul
27
comment How should we address stuttering in a toddler?
Your giving him supportive attention is a very useful strategy. I've also found that when the adult models slow easy speech, the child also benefits greatly.
Jul
27
answered How should we address stuttering in a toddler?
Jul
27
answered When should I stop swaddling my baby?
Jul
27
comment Is baby talk helpful or detrimental?
Here is another maybe not so user friendly but very informative research! teechconsult.typepad.com/kids/2010/08/… There are many many others, but this gives you a good start on the subject.
Jul
27
comment Is baby talk helpful or detrimental?
Here is a parent friendly resource that reports on the benefits of "motherese" or "baby talk". www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/episode2/babytalk/ I'm still learning the ropes. I will provide references in the future. :-)
Jul
26
comment When should a child stop using a pacifier, and how can I help with this transition?
@TorbenGB thanks for the reminder! Safety should always be our first priority!
Jul
26
answered Are between-meal snacks important?
Jul
26
answered Is baby talk helpful or detrimental?
Jul
26
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Jul
26
answered How do you feed a picky eater?