Great to speak to the contest winner!

Tonight I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with SN (a pediatrician from PA)…she was the contest winner…remember a few weeks back I ran a contest…and the winner won a free consultation with me.  If close enough we would meet at a local library…but in the event too far…a phone conference would be scheduled….and there was no time limit with regard to how long the consultation would be. Tonight’s consultation was from 5:30-6:30 (Friday, September 28, 2012)

I was excited to hear from both of S’s parents..that they have never been given so much information regarding their son… and that no-one has explained so well what seems to be the primary concern (I was able to read all developmental reports completed by the professionals who completed the evaluations).  I was also thrilled to provide strategies…a bit of a therapy plan…and activities they can easily embed into their home environment.  Based upon what I read it sounds like not only does S have an expressive language delay..he also presents with concerns regarding his processing of language…and I have so much experience with regard to these challenges…I was thrilled to share!

What happens next?…a two week update to follow from SN (any questions she may have before that time will be emailed to me and answered)…..another consultation as needed to be set up by parents when they feel necessary…and they were so appreciative and grateful…they may take a trip to Long Island so we can meet.

So glad to have made this connection!

Hoping to have another contest shortly!



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 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 Great to speak to the contest winner!

  1. JeriLynne Smith says:

    Hi Kim,
    My name is Jeri Smith, and Melissa Bossart told me about you and you’r site. My daughter has pdd-nos,sensory processing disorder, and is a severe problem feeder. At my last CPSE meeting Melissa suggested i contact you and ask for some suggestions. I’d like to talk to you about all of this in greater deal when you have the time? PLEASE Email me when you can. Thank you!
    PS: I already have tried a few things, and i have my daughter on a GF/CF diet and a slew of supplements. my email is

    • Kim says:

      hi jerilynne….i would be happy to help….i will be sending you and email shortly…and we can speak directly after I obtain some information from you. best, Kim

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