Nobody Ever Told Me (or my Mother) That!: Everything from Bottles and Breathing to Healthy Speech Development

Nobody Ever Told Me (or my Mother) That!: Everything from Bottles and Breathing to Healthy Speech Development

by Diane Bahr

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935567202
Publisher: Sensory Focus
Publication date: 04/15/2010
Pages: 390
Sales rank: 519,523
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Diane Bahr, M.S., CCC-SLP, NCTMB, CIMI, a certified speech-language pathologist, massage practitioner, and infant massage instructor in private practice.  She has practiced speech-language pathology since 1980 and has taught her oral function course both nationally and internationally (e.g., Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong). Her experiences include teaching graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education courses; working with children and adults who exhibit feeding, speech, and language disorders; and publishing information and research on oral motor function, assessment, and treatment. She is the author of the book Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment: Ages and Stages (Allyn & Bacon, 2001).  She is the co-chair of the Oral Motor Institute. 

Table of Contents

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

CHAPTER 1: LET’S LEARN ABOUT YOUR NEWBORN BABY’S MOUTH

  • Differences between Your Mouth and Your Newborn Baby’s Mouth
  • Your Newborn Baby’s Mouth Reflexes

 

CHAPTER 2: SECRETS FOR BETTER BREAST- AND BOTTLE-FEEDING

  • Important Mouth Characteristics for Feeding
  • The Best Positioning for Feeding and Why
  • What Breast-Feeding Can Do for Your Baby’s Mouth That Bottle-Feeding Cannot
  • Nursing/Breast-Feeding
  • Bottle-Feeding
  • What to Do If Your Baby Has Difficulty Maintaining a Latch
  • What to Do If Liquid Is Flowing Too Fast or Too Slowly
  • Subtle Difficulties That Can Affect Feeding and What to Do about Them
  • Nutrition
  • Hydration
  • Feeding Development: One to 6 Months of Age

 

CHAPTER 3: BREATHING THROUGH THE NOSE, BELLY TIME, ALLERGIES, SPIT-UP, SIDS, AND VACCINES

 

  • The Importance of Breathing through the Nose for Health
  • The Importance of Belly Time When Your Baby Is Awake
  • Health Problems and Possible Treatments
  • Let’s Talk about Allergies
  • Reflux, SIDS, and Sleeping on the Back
  • What about Vaccines?

 

CHAPTER 4: THE HAND-MOUTH CONNECTION: HELPING YOUR BABY HAVE MOUTHING EXPERIENCES THAT PROMOTE GOOD DEVELOPMENT

  • The Hand-Mouth Connection
  • The Importance of Good Mouthing Experiences
  • Appropriate Pacifier Use and Thumb- and/or Finger-Sucking
  • Teething and Drooling
  • What to Do about Too Much Drooling

 

CHAPTER 5: MASSAGE, “JAWS-ERCISE,” TOOTH-GRINDING, BUBBLES, AND HORNS

 

  • Face, Jaw, and Mouth Massage and “Jaws-ercise”
  • Mouth Toys and More “Jaws-ercise”
  • What to Do about Tooth-Grinding
  • Horn and Bubble Play

 

CHAPTER 6: SECRETS FOR BETTER SPOON-FEEDING, DRINKING FROM A CUP AND STRAW, AND CHEWING: BEGINNING AROUND 5-6 MONTHS OF AGE

  • Positioning Your Baby for Higher-Level Feeding Activities
  • Jaw Support
  • Spoon-Feeding
  • Drinking from a Cup
  • Drinking from a Straw
  • Taking Bites and Chewing Safe, Appropriate Foods
  • Introducing Foods and Liquids
  • How Much Do I Feed My Child?
  • Weaning from the Bottle and Breast
  • Feeding Problems and Picky Eating
  • Feeding Development from 5 to 24 Months of Age

 

CHAPTER 7: THE SECRETS TO GOOD SPEECH DEVELOPMENT

  • Tips to Encourage Good Vocal Development from Birth
  • Speech Sound Development from 1 Month of Age to 8 Years
  • Essentials for Intelligible Speech Production and Communication
  • Speech and Communication Development Up to 3 Years of Age
  • What to Do If Your Child Is Not on Track with Speech and Communication Development
  • A Combination of Specific Treatment Ideas for Young Children with Speech and Communication Problems

 

CHAPTER 8: YOUR CHILD’S BEST NATURAL APPEARANCE

  • What Your Child’s Face and Mouth Should Look Like
  • Treatments Offered by Dental and Other Professionals
  • Face, Mouth, and Vocal Development through Adolescence and Early Adulthood

 

CHAPTER 9: WORKING WITH PROFESSIONALS

·         Suggestions for Finding and Working with an Appropriate Professional

·         Your Child’s Lactation Consultant, Pediatrician, and Other Medical Professionals

·         Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

·         Occupational Therapists

·         Other Professionals You and Your Child May Need or Encounter

·         Teams

 

CHAPTER 10: HOW DOES THIS APPLY TO MY CHILD WITH PARTICULAR SPECIAL NEEDS?

  • Children Born Prematurely
  • Children with Down Syndrome
  • Children with Autism
  • Children with Cerebral Palsy
  • Children with Hearing Loss
  • Other Children with Developmental Delay

 

APPENDIX A: RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND CARE PROVIDERS

  • Articles, Books, Materials, and DVDs
  • Web Sites

 

APPENDIX B: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONALS

 

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