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3 Years 10&11 Months: Getting back-to-school after Disney World magic

3 Years 10 Months Summer continues in our household! This month, Belle has enjoyed swimming lessons (and lots of pool time), a slip’n slide party, BBQs, fairs, a trip to the lake, and a full week at Walt Disney World! While our hearts may be full, our routine is not. However… Belle continues to do well,… read more

Breastfeeding Improvement Following Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie Release: A Prospective Cohort Study

Bobak A. Ghaheri, MD; Melissa Cole, IBCLC; Sarah C. Fausel, BA; Maria Chuop, BS; Jess C. Mace, MPH, CCRP This article was published in The Laryngoscope, 00:000–000, 2016. Objectives/Hypothesis Numerous symptoms may arise that prevent mother-infant dyads from maintaining desired breastfeeding intervals. Investigations into treatments that positively influence breastfeeding outcomes allow for improved patient counseling for… read more

Success Story | Colter and Vanessa

In April of 2015, I received an e-mail about a little boy with Down syndrome named Colter. His mother was desperately seeking help…he couldn’t chew his food and she was at her wits end trying to figure out how to teach him. Even though this is “speech therapy,” his actual speech was not an issue… read more

How to plan afterschool activities for your special needs child (and their siblings)

You know the feeling of the first few weeks of a new school year.  There is the shopping for backpacks and school supplies.  Clothing and shoes and if you are like my son, a great number of very specific shirts.  Even if your child is in a preschool setting, there are still so many things… read more

Ask A Therapist: Down Syndrome & Teeth Grinding

When people need help with therapy or products, we put TalkTools® Instructors to work and then publish the exchange for anyone in the same situation to get help, too. This question is from Lucy, by email.   Hello,  I have a 23 months old baby boy with Down Syndrome, who is grinding his teeth so bad lately. It is so annoying… read more