GFCF: Special diets for kids

By Julie Liberman

With today's alarming number of allergens in the environment, many more parents are conducting allergy testing on their children to find out what things to, and not to, avoid. Many are turning to a diet that is free of gluten, found in wheat, and casein, found in dairy products, also known as the Gl... Read More

Be…out there!

By Julie Liberman

Before it gets too hot outside, here's a fun activity that is great for encouraging speech and language skills! This activity is also good for fine and gross motor control, hand eye coordination, and conversation skills! Make a "Nature Bracelet"** by wrapping a piece of tape (sticky side out) aro... Read More

Keep up with summer learning

By Julie Liberman

Get ready for summer with these sites full of homework to keep speech and language skills going throughout the summer months! Check out my favorite website "Speaking of Speech" for homework packets, and Therapy Source is a good place for materials, too. As a Speech-language pathologist, I tell... Read More

Simple Ways to Encourage Speech and Language Development

By Julie Liberman

Communication milestones are often met in some children with ease. However, at times, delays are noted. Specialists, such as Speech-language pathologists, can assist when a communication delay has been identified. Speech delays include issues with sound pronunciation (articulation), as well as fluen... Read More

Shopping for gifts for the child with special needs

By Julie Liberman

As moms we know the struggles of finding the “perfect” present. But what if the present is for a child with special needs? Toys 'R Us has created a “Toy guide for Differently-abled kids”. This site is a wonderful resource for gift giving suggestions with special needs in mind. Parents can sh... Read More

All children are special

By Julie Liberman

What makes a child special? From the moment a parent finds out they are about to have a child, their world changes. While it may become a world of worry for some (like me!) it is also a world full of anticipation of hopes and dreams to be achieved. When I was pregnant, I tested positive for the ... Read More