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  Excerpt from NOBODY EVER TOLD ME (OR MY MOTHER) THAT! EVERYTHING FROM BOTTLES AND BREATHING TO HEALTHY SPEECH DEVELOPMENT (Bahr, 2010, p. xvii)



As a feeding and speech therapist for over 30 years, I have seen many children with health and development concerns directly related to problems in feeding and other early mouth experiences. These include sinus and ear problems, allergies, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux, nutritional concerns, sensory processing concerns, late vocal and speech development, and orthodontic issues. Many of these problems could be avoided or reduced if parents and others had more specific information and training on these topics.

The information in this book comes from my years of experience as a speech-language pathologist while working with children on the development of improved feeding and communication skills. The book also contains the best research I could find on the topics presented. I will tell you the secrets many therapists have learned over the years, but the typical parent may never hear. It is information your pediatrician may not know to tell you. I wish I had had this information when I was a young mom over 30 years ago.

There are many books on breastfeeding, childhood nutrition, and child development, but I have not found any other book for parents explaining the mechanics of feeding, speech, and mouth development. Good feeding techniques and appropriate mouth activities are essential for your child's overall health, well-being, and, ultimately, proper speech development.

NOBODY EVER TOLD ME (OR MY MOTHER) THAT!
EVERYTHING
FROM BOTTLES AND BREATHING TO HEALTHY SPEECH DEVELOPMENT

Author: Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP
ISBN: 978-1-935567-20-2
Recipient of 2010 TOP CHOICE OF THE YEAR AWARD from Creative Child Magazine

Book Description

This fascinating book fills a void in the child-rearing world. It explains everything from the basics of nursing and feeding to SIDS and reflux, and finishes with the secrets to good speech development and keys to enhancing your child's best natural appearance. It contains practical advice for parents on everything they need to know about oral development from birth to 8 years (Sensory World, 2010).

NOBODY EVER TOLD ME (OR MY MOTHER) THAT! focuses on proactive parenting and prevention of feeding and speech problems. By using this book and related materials (e.g., free guides, useful websites), you will learn the secrets many experienced therapists and early interventionists know. Typical parents usually do not hear about these techniques until their child has a problem. See the book excerpt (on the left).

Why You Need This Book

Here is what parents and professionals are saying about why you need this book:

1.  It is the new baby instruction manual that did not come with your baby.
2.  It contains step-by-step instructions for what-to-do.
3.  It not only explains what-to-do but why you are doing it.
4.  You look up information quickly and easily when you need it.
5.  It removes "guesswork" and helps parents feel more confident and less overwhelmed.
6.  It is an essential reference tool that should be in every parent's and pediatrician's library.
7.  Look who's talking about this book.

Free Parent Book Guides

Once you have your book in hand, you need to know how to use it. Parents and professionals are busy people. The free parent book guides (on this website) help you quickly and easily navigate the extensive information found in NOBODY EVER TOLD ME (OR MY MOTHER) THAT! You can look up information by age and/or topic as needed. So, let's get started in creating a generation of children with the healthiest feeding, speech, and mouth development possible.



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