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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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revised How can I handle a child that claims medical problems as a bad excuse?
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comment Are there things to watch out for after a tongue-tie operation?
I recommend 2 exercises. Tongue pops-sucking the tongue against the palate with the tip behind the upper teeth & releasing with the jaw dropping down as far as possible (almost like clucking to a horse) & Pull-holds-same as pops but hold tongue sucked against palate and jaw wide open for 5 seconds then pop open. Begin with ~10 reps and move to 150 reps 3-4 times per day. This strengthens the tongue especially for (l,r,sh,ch,j) sounds. Master pops then move to Pull-holds as skill improves.
Aug
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answered Are there things to watch out for after a tongue-tie operation?
Aug
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answered How can I get my infant to stop biting his lower lip?
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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?
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Aug
16
revised How do we get our toddler to gain weight?
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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?