Author Archives: Heidi

Neonatal Health News: Poop Color Screening Could Prevent Infant Deaths

[Source:  Medical Xpress] Paying attention to the color of a newborn’s poop can mean the difference between life and death for babies with the rare liver disorder biliary atresia—the leading cause of liver transplants in children. The disease is almost … Continue reading

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Autism Corner: For Children With Autism, Opening a Door to Dental Care

[Source:  The New York Times Well Blog] Like many parents of children with autism, Nicole Brown feared she might never find a dentist willing and able to care for her daughter, Camryn Cunningham, now a lanky 13-year-old who uses words sparingly. … Continue reading

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Sleep Disorders Often Missed in Toddlers With Psychiatric Disorders

[Source:  Psych Central] A new study has found that sleep difficulties, especially problems with falling asleep, are very common among toddlers and preschoolers treated for psychiatric disorders. These sleep difficulties are often underdiagnosed in children with behavioral and emotional issues, yet can … Continue reading

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Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Craft

Editor’s Note:  Halloween will be over soon, but pumpkins are good all autumn long.  I love this craft for speech and language work!  Fantastic for following directions, sequencing, conversation and storytelling.   How else would you use it for therapy? … Continue reading

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Professional Development Corner: Documentation – A Valuable Lesson

[Source:  The Speech and Language Connection] If you had emergency surgery overnight and couldn’t go back to work for several weeks, would another clinician be able to look at your notes and pick up where you left off? Will they … Continue reading

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