Tag Archives: Feeding Therapy

Book Review: Raising a Healthy Happy Eater

“Dr. Nimali Fernando and feeding therapist Melanie Potock help parents navigate the journey of child feeding, eating, drinking, nutrition, and related topics from birth to the school cafeteria. Their book is a proactive approach for the prevention and/or resolution of many … Continue reading

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Feeding Therapy Corner: Picky Eaters in the Preschool Classroom: 7 Tips for Teachers

by Melanie Potock As a pediatric feeding therapist, part of working in the child’s natural environmentis making regular preschool visits to offer teachers and staff guidance when a child is not eagerly participating in mealtimes. Whether a child is a selective eater … Continue reading

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Pediatric Therapy Corner: You Want My Kid to Play in Food? Seriously?

[Source: ASHAsphere] by Melanie Potock, CCC-SLP Yep, seriously.  For many kids, food exploration begins with just learning to tolerate messy hands and faces. Many parents who bring their kids to feeding therapy have one goal in mind:  Eating. In fact, as a pediatric feeding therapist, … Continue reading

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Worth Repeating: Determining WHY a Child is a “Picky Eater”

Editor’s Note:  This excellent article by friend of PediaStaff,  Melanie Potock, MA CCC-SLP, appeared today on Fooducate.   Excellent for sharing with the parent’s of your kiddos.   We at PediaStaff, love Melanie and the work she does at My Munch Bug.  … Continue reading

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SLP Corner: I Spy Blue! Using Food to Teach Your Child Colors

by: Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP As a speech language pathologist who specializes in feeding, I can’t resist combining speech and language lessons with food activities.  Here’s my method of teaching colors while learning about new foods! Blue with Blue!  Red … Continue reading

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