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More exciting news about L….the little boy I have met through FB….and his mama too!!

 

It just keeps getting better… not only will L take multiple sips now, but today he even sipped apple juice, cold! He will never, ever drink anything but dairy and NEVER cold, always room temp. He made a big face at first but then signed for more! He took several sips! Wow, this borders on miraculous, lol!

About Kim

My name is Kim Marino and I have been practicing as a licensed speech and language pathologist since 1993. I work on Long Island providing diagnostic evaluations and services to children from birth to age 21. My experience is vast and am proud to say that I work with children that may present with articulation and phonological concerns, oral motor feeding concerns, Down Syndrome feeding, cognitive rehabilitation, auditory processing delays, receptive language delays, cleft palate feeding and sound development and expressive language delays. Most importantly, I am the mother of four amazing children and am happily married to my childhood sweetheart. I feel blessed to have my four children and so lucky to share this journey in life with my husband. I always had it somewhere in my head that I wanted to develop a blog or a website of some sort so that I could provide families with an additional resource....so that parents could help their little ones become a better communicator. And as I was developing this blog....I realized that I also needed to share the stories about my life and my children....and the funny things along the way that help to keep me smiling. Whether you are a working mother or not...finding balance between home, children and life can be a challenge....I hope that my blog helps to bring a smile to your face..and also some tools to help you help your little or big one. I hope you enjoy! Kim
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2 Responses to Questions and answers

  1. Hi! I love your website! Thank you so much for providing all this valuable information for me. We have a 6 year old daugther with DS that we adopted from a Russian orphanage last year. She’s amazing! The only thing she really struggles with is her language and speech. She has a few intelligible words and phrases, but the rest is gibber-jabber. She needs SOOO much more help with her speech than the two little sessions per week that she’s getting at school. I took her in for an evaluation and the SLP doesn’t believe it’s Apraxia. Just a phonological dissorder. I have my bachelor’s degree in Communicative Dissorders and I know all that knowledge is in there somewhere to help our daughter, but I need someone who can guide me a little. We live in Utah. Do you have any ideas? We have another little one coming in a few months who will probably be in the same boat!

    • Kim says:

      hi heather…thank you so much for liking my blog!!..it has been so much fun helping many families all over the world!
      Below you will find a simple chart…I want you to reply back with the sounds your daughter is having difficulty with…and the substitution she is making…from there I will help you to come up with a therapy plan!
      ORDER OF SOUND ACQUISITION:

      P B M H W Y D N

      T K G NG(ng as in sing) F V CH J

      L R S Z SH TH

      Talk to you soon!
      best,
      kim

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