Monthly Archive
December 6, 2021
[Source:  Medical X-Press] The COVID-19 pandemic is associated with rising childhood obesity rates, according to a report released Oct. 13 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report uses data from the National Survey of Children’s Health (2019 to 2020), as well…...
December 6, 2021
Christmas-time is a wonderful time of year, but it is also a time for other celebrations as well.,  Rather than lumping all of the holidays into a mush of “Holiday” celebrations that lose the essence of each individual traditions, how about celebrating…...
December 6, 2021
[Source:  Speech Room News] As the holidays approach, I’m very excited to pull out my holiday toys. Dollar Tree has a new type of empty holiday ornaments this year that are perfect for speech therapy. If you’re new around here, start by…...
[Source: Growing Hands on Kids] It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and who doesn’t love a good Christmas activity? This year I thought I would round-up some of my favorite Christmas tree fine motor activities for preschoolers. Some of these would…...
Editor’s Note:  This week’s pin of the week is from a currently inactive blog.   I believe Speech Lady Liz is not currently working in pediatrics.  Regardless, this blog still has some fantastic ideas for school based speech and language clinicians. [Source:…...
December 6, 2021
[Source: Medical Express] New autism numbers released Thursday suggest more U.S. children are being diagnosed with the developmental condition and at younger ages. In an analysis of 2018 data from nearly a dozen states, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and…...
December 6, 2021
[Source: Disability Scoop] With Christmas just around the corner, Santa Claus is set to turn down the music and make other adjustments at hundreds of events across the country designed to better accommodate kids with special needs. More than 550 sensory-friendly Santa…...
December 6, 2021
[Source: Science Daily] In a large national survey, adults who struggled with picky eating habits as children overwhelmingly said they benefitted more from positive and encouraging strategies their parents used than forceful or coercive approaches. The research, led by a team at…...
December 6, 2021
[Source: Science Daily] Research suggested that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be at least partly caused by differences in the composition of the gut microbiota, based on the observation that certain types of microbes are more common in people with autism. But…...
[Source: Science Daily] More than 2.5 million Americans have a chronic condition arising in early childhood that can negatively impact their education, job performance and employability well into adulthood. There is no known cure, and existing treatments are often minimally effective. Yet…...