Tag Archives: Feeding Disorders

A Study Reveals That Vegetables May Not Have To Hide

[Source:  Medical News Today] Pass the peas please! How often do we hear our children say this? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey of adolescents, only 21% of our children eat … Continue reading


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Book Excerpt from Happy Mealtimes With Happy Kids: How To Teach Your Child About the Joy of Food

Thank you to Melanie Potock, M.S. CCC-SLP for sharing us an excerpt of her book, Happy Mealtimes With Happy Kids: How To Teach Your Child About the Joy of Food Chapter Three:  I Can Do it Myself! – Messy Steps … Continue reading


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Pediatric Therapy Corner: Mealtime Battles: Five Components of Picky Eating

By: Chris Purgatori, MOT, OTR/L, Kaufman Children’s Center for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor, and Social Connections, Inc. Many kids have strong opinions on food and will often be finicky at mealtime. In fact, there are very few parents who haven’t battled … Continue reading


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Worth Repeating: How to Teach Straw Drinking

by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP To start, cut a regular straw in half. Not only is a shorter straw easier to handle, but it also takes less strength for a child to suck liquid from a shorter straw. Dip … Continue reading


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Video of the Week: Interview, Melanie Potock, Joy of Food and Kids

[Source: SensoryFlow.com] Melanie has worked with families on how to have children be more adventurous eaters. Some children she sees dues to underlying conditions such as Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Down Syndrome, Autism or any number of physical issues that … Continue reading


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