OROFACIAL MYOLOGY 

Sleep Apnea in Children: A Handbook for Families by David Ingram, MD Pediatric sleep experts provide answers to the most common and difficult questions from parents including: What is sleep apnea? What causes sleep apnea? How is sleep apnea diagnosed? How do I prepare my child for a sleep study? What are the treatment options? Why take the tonsils and adenoids out? How do I get my child to wear CPAP?

Tongue-Tied by Dr. Richard Baxter, DMD DS How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Feeding, Speech, and More is an exhaustive and informative guide to this misunderstood affliction. This book demystifies tongue-ties and spells out how this condition can be treated comprehensively, safely and comfortably. 

Jaws by Sandra Kahn and Paul Ehrlich

Our jaws are getting smaller and our teeth crooked and crowded, creating not only aesthetic challenges but also difficulties with breathing. The authors propose simple adjustments that can alleviate this developing crisis, as well as a major alternative to orthodontics.  

FEEDING / PICKY-EATING / SWALLOWING

Nobody Ever Told Me (or my Mother) That! by Diane Bahr, MS CCC-SLP This fascinating new book fills a missing void in the child-rearing world. It explains everything from the basics of nursing, to SIDS, to facial massage, and finishes with the secrets to good speech development and keys to enhancing your child’s best natural appearance. Written by a speech-language pathologist with more than 30 years of experience, this book is a wealth of necessary information for any new parent. It contains practical advice for all new parents on everything they need to know about oral development from birth to 8 years old.

Raising A Healthy, Happy Eater by Pediatrician Nimali Fernando and feeding therapist Melanie Potock (aka Dr. Yum and Coach Mel) know the importance of giving your child the right start on his or her food journey—for good health, motor skills, and even cognitive and emotional development. In Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater they explain how to expand your family’s food horizons, avoid the picky eater trap, identify special feeding needs, and put joy back into mealtimes.

 

Adventures in Veggieland by Melanie Potock, MS CCC-SLP This cookbook should be in everyone's kitchen! Not only is it beautiful, it is full of great, healthy recipes activities, and SO MUCH MORE! It is designed to increase your child's love of veggies using the author's formula to expose-explore and expand. It is organized by season, offers parenting tips and suggestions for ways to get your child involved in the kitchen! Melanie Potock, M.S. CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and feeding specialist. Her philosophy to parent compassionately, mindfully, proactively, joyfully, bravely, and patiently help guide parents and children to build strong, healthy relationships regarding food. 

Feed Your Baby & Toddler Right by Diane Bahr MS CCC-SLP

The majority of our eating and drinking skills are developed in the first two years of life. Parents can help with this process by using appropriate feeding techniques from birth. Every three months from birth, your baby will have a growth spurt in the area of feeding. Parents often receive very little instruction on ways to feed their children, yet good eating and drinking skills encourage the best mouth development and set up patterns for life. This book reveals secrets for better breast and bottle feeding, and feeding development for babies from birth to the toddler years.

Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating by Katja Rowell, MD and Jenny McGlothlin, MS CCC-SLP

You don’t have to choose between fighting over every bite and only serving a handful of foods. There is hope, even if your child ‘failed’ feeding therapies. After gaining a foundation of understanding of your child’s challenges and the dynamics at play, you’ll be ready to transform feeding and meals so your child can learn to enjoy a variety of foods in the right amounts for healthy growth. Discover strategies to deal with anxiety, low appetite, sensory and autism spectrum-related challenges, oral motor delay, and more. Tips and exercises reinforce your skills, and ‘scripts’ help you respond to your child in the heat of the moment, as well as to grandparents or your child’s teacher as you help them support your family on this journey.

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE

The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling book Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson. This book demystifies the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth. 

Teach Me To Talk by Laura Mize MS CCC-SLP This is a link to a free resource that offers an overview of how basic communication skills develop in 4 critical areas: interaction-understanding-expressing-sounds, with suggested activities to help improve the basic communication skills for your child. Red flags are listed to help identify when problems may require a consult with a speech-language pathologist. "When communication delays are left untreated in early childhood, research tells us that the risk increases exponentially for future academic and learning issues."  

It Takes Two to Talk by Jan Pepper and Elaine Welzman gives parents the tools to make early language intervention a natural, ongoing part of everyday life with their child. With a heightened focus on helping children initiate, take turns in enjoyable, extended interactions and increase their expressive language skills, the It Takes Two to Talk guidebook shows parents how to use responsive interaction strategies that increase children's language skills. Written in simple language and beautifully illustrated, this guidebook shows parents how to integrate It Takes Two to Talk strategies into everyday routines like mealtime, bath, time, play, time and book reading.

STUTTERING

Early Childhood Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide by J. Scott Yaruss & Nina Reardon-Reeves

A great resource for therapists with current evaluation and treatment procedures for preschool and young children who stutter. A spiral-bound resource with reproducible forms, worksheets, treatment goals and activities for families to help create fluency-facilitating environments. 

School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide by Nina Reardon-Reeves & J. Scott Yaruss

This comprehensive manual covers the entire assessment and intervention process, from the initial evaluation, through making treatment recommendations and writing goals, through implementing evidence-based therapy, through dismissal for school age students. This 295-page, spiral-bound book contains numerous reproducible forms, worksheets, checklists, treatment goals, summary sheets, and activities that you can use in therapy right away. 

Stammering Therapy from the Inside: New Perspectives on Working with Young People and Adults  Edited by Carolyn Cheasman, Rachel Everard, and Sam Simpson. Published by J&R Press, United Kingdom. Now available in the United States through Stuttering Therapy Resources.

Stammering Therapy from the Inside brings the richness of contemporary stammering therapy for young people and adults into the public domain. By including many innovative and previously undocumented approaches, it broadens the discourse and extends the boundaries of thinking about stammering theory. A key and unique aspect of the book is that the majority of chapters will be co-authored by therapists and clients in order to deepen our knowledge of therapy in line with recent trends in narrative-based practice. 

Exploring Fluency in Down Syndrome by Monica Bray Many individuals with Down syndrome struggle to speak, stutter/stammer and are partially or wholly unintelligible to listeners. They are often frustrated and embarrassed by their difficulties in communicating thoughts and ideas. This book explores the 'hows' and 'whys' of dysfluent speech in those with Down syndrome, using real-life spoken language examples. The backbone of the book is the interaction with parents, people with Down syndrome, and professionals on what it is like to live or work with these problems as well as what is helpful and unhelpful in trying to overcome them.

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