Archives forApril 2015 - Speech Solutions Hawaii

29
Apr
2015
How to Recognize Velocardiofacial Syndrome (VCFS)

How to Recognize Velocardiofacial Syndrome (VCFS)

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on April 29, 2015 in Education Language Speech Therapy with No Comments

Velocardiofacial Syndrome (VCFS) / 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome by Erika Ordonez Most of us, in one form or another, have heard about Down Syndrome. It is the most common genetic disorder caused by a chromosomal abnormality; however, do you know which genetic disorder comes second? Velocardiofacial Syndrome (VCFS), also known as 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome or Digeorge […]

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27
Apr
2015
The Oral Motor Cookbook, Part 3

The Oral Motor Cookbook, Part 3

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on April 27, 2015 in Orofacial Myology Speech Therapy with No Comments

By Carolinda "Trini" Myers-Murphy, MS CCC-SLP;COM  If you haven't been following our previous posts about cooking for low tone children, you might want to get caught up on Part 1 and Part 2. One of our goals in teaching about good feeding techniques and textures is to help parents work with their children on muscle development that […]

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20
Apr
2015
The Oral Motor Cookbook, Part 2

The Oral Motor Cookbook, Part 2

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on April 20, 2015 in Orofacial Myology Speech Therapy with No Comments

By Carolinda "Trini" Myers-Murphy, MS CCC-SLP;COM  What is a cookbook without recipes? In case you missed Part 1 of the Oral Motor Cookbook, I am sharing some food tips for parents with low tone children. Today's recipes focus on puree textures, a.k.a., baby food, but they can also be helpful for older kids who struggle with […]

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16
Apr
2015
How Learning 2 Languages Shapes the Development of Children

How Learning 2 Languages Shapes the Development of Children

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on April 16, 2015 in Language Speech Therapy with No Comments

By Yovana Miramontes-Risk It has been a common misconception that the exposure of two languages in a child younger than three years old may cause some confusion in the development of speech and language. Research shows that this not the case; on the contrary, learning two languages has shown some significant advantages. There is neither confusion […]

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9
Apr
2015
The Oral Motor Cookbook, Part 1

The Oral Motor Cookbook, Part 1

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on April 9, 2015 in Inspiration Orofacial Myology with No Comments

by Carolinda "Trini" Myers-Murphy I am often approached by parents with questions for feeding low tone children. A low tone child is a child diagnosed by a doctor with low muscle tone and typically needs to work with an occupational therapist. This condition also afects the strength of a child's articulator and muscles for eating […]

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1
Apr
2015
How to Celebrate a Sensory Easter Egg Hunt

How to Celebrate a Sensory Easter Egg Hunt

By Carolinda Myers-Murphy on April 1, 2015 in Inspiration Speech Therapy with No Comments

by Debra Hartley Is it just me, or does it seem as if every holiday becomes a reason for a full-blown sugar extravaganza? This year, we are thinking outside of the “egg” (pun intended) and bringing some creativity to your kids, instead of sugar. After all, they’re sweet enough! Some of these ideas are also […]

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