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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.


Aug
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revised Does using sign language really accelerate a child's ability to speak?
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Aug
20
answered Are there any non-soy, non-dairy infant formulas?
Aug
20
answered How do you teach a toddler rhythm and melody?
Aug
19
answered Does using sign language really accelerate a child's ability to speak?
Aug
18
answered How important is the pronunciation of a toddler's first words?
Aug
18
answered When are kids old enough for an electric toothbrush?
Aug
18
answered What are general causes of clumsiness in toddlers?
Aug
18
answered Is there any consensus among researchers concerning the effects of watching television and the likes for a child's development?
Aug
17
answered What are some do's and dont's for an effective bedtime ritual?
Aug
16
revised When should I introduce different foods to an infant or toddler?
Added information.
Aug
16
revised How do we get our toddler to gain weight?
Improved formating
Aug
16
comment How much direction does a preschooler need while doing crafts?
We have cattle farms. Cattle do NOT follow directions. Children do if they are developmentally appropriate and the children are motivated.
Aug
15
answered How do you choose a first pediatrician?
Aug
14
answered What are some suggestions for helping with potty training?
Aug
14
answered When should I introduce different foods to an infant or toddler?
Aug
13
answered What games are good for teaching math?
Aug
13
answered How can I help a child who won't talk to anybody at school? Selective mutism
Aug
13
answered What are some coping strategies to deal with infant allergies?
Aug
13
comment Everything my son draws is abstract. Is this a problem?
Quality of handwriting is related primarily to fine motor skills. It appears that crawling is valuable for hand/arm/shoulder development that supports good handwriting.
Aug
13
comment How can we help my pre-schooler get over his initial shyness when we have guests?
Is he seeking attention that is gained by 1)his shy reaction, 2)acting out behavior, 3)surprising transformation? Perhaps using the preparation strategy, rehearse his "big role" in greeting the guests in some fashion that will give him positive attention he may be seeking.