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Early Intervention Part V: Assessing Feeding and Swallowing in Children Under Three

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Today I am writing my last installment in the five-part early intervention assessment series.  My previous posts on this topic  included: General speech and language assessments of children under 3 years of age. Assessments of toddlers with suspected motor speech disorders  Assessments of children ~16-18 months of age Assessments of Social Pragmatic Abilities of Children […]

The End of See it, Zap it! Ankyloglossia (Tongue-Tie) Controversies in Research and Clinical Practice

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Today it is my pleasure and privilege to interview 3 Australian lactation consultations: Lois Wattis, Renee Kam, and Pamela Douglas, the authors of a March 2017 article in the Breastfeeding Review: “Three experienced lactation consultants reflect upon the oral tie phenomenon” (which can be found HERE). Tatyana Elleseff: Colleagues, as you very well know, the […]

Comprehensive Assessment of Monolingual and Bilingual Children with Down Syndrome

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Assessing speech-language abilities of children with genetic disorders and developmental disabilities is no easy feat. Although developmental and genetic disorders affecting cognition, communication and functioning are increasingly widespread, speech-language assessment procedures for select populations (e.g., Down Syndrome) remain poorly understood by many speech-language professionals, resulting in ineffective or inappropriate service provision. (more…)