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“Picky Eater”: Sensory Feeding Disorder or Oral Motor Deficit?

A “picky eater” can create stress during meal times, dismantling the caregiver’s and child’s trusting feeding relationship. When a child is consistently refusing foods, reluctant with new foods, or has dietary deficiencies due to a limited diet, it is essential to consult with a Speech-Language Pathologist who can properly evaluate, diagnose, and implement strategies to

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What is Occupational Therapy?

Attempting to explain the profession and scope of occupational therapy (OT) to those unfamiliar has remained an ongoing challenge since attending my OT master’s program. In graduate school, we learned what to say to best build understanding and highlight the profession’s significance. My professors would say, “Something short and sweet, like an elevator speech.”  That

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Why Occupational Therapy is Important for Your Child’s Speech Progress

Occupational therapy may be the missing link to catapult your child’s speech development, let me explain. When parents bring their child in for an initial speech evaluation, the first question I always ask is what they hope their child will achieve in therapy. The answer may vary from client to client, but the most common

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