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bio website decodingkids.com
location Georgia
age 58
visits member for 3 years, 4 months
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 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
comment How do I teach my child to speak in sentences?
+1 for emphasizing the importance of interaction with an adult!
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
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
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!