Category: Feeding

Teal Pumpkin Project

By: Jennifer Henderson, OTR/L Occupational Therapist, Brightsong Halloween can be a difficult holiday for families of children with feeding issues.  These issues can be feeding difficulties related to chewing and swallowing, sensory issues with food textures, as well as food allergies.

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Positioning and Tools for Feeding

Written By: Amy Foster, MS.Ed., Developmental Specialist & Liz McMahon, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist We were recently speaking with a parent about her child’s eating.  Her son accepts food from a spoon, but is very reluctant to expand or explore by touching

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A Few Ideas for Hard Boiled Eggs

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A Bright Family Table: Shake It Up! Adding Variety on Purpose, Part 3

By:  Amy Foster, MS.Ed., Developmental Specialist and Mother of 4 Part Three: Shop Intentionally As mentioned in Part One, having a child who expects food to look exactly the same each time they eat it can put stress on a

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Recipe: Pumpkin Pancakes

By: Amy Foster In honor of National Pancake Day this week and today’s snow day, here is a tasty and nutritious way to jazz up your traditional pancake recipe. Add a can of pumpkin puree to your pantry staple list! Ingredients: Your favorite

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A Bright Family Table: Shake It Up! Adding Variety on Purpose Part 2

Part Two: Create Family Rules   If you have decided that your family needs more variety and less predictability when it comes to mealtimes you can shake things up by making up a few household “rules.” Begin by stating that the

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A Bright Family Table: Shake It Up! Adding Variety and Change on Purpose

By: Amy Foster, MS.Ed. Developmental Specialist and Mother of 4 Have you ever made a meal for your family with items that they usually eat and had it be refused because it “looks different?” Or, if you could not find

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Recipe: Radish Chips

By: Amy Foster, MS.Ed. Developmental Specialist and Mother of 4 I have been putting radish chips on my family table for years and wanted to share this slightly unusual, colorful and crispy snack. Ingredients: Radishes Ice Salt Directions: Slice radishes

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A Bright Family Table: Kid Friendly Kitchen

By: Amy Foster, Developmental Specialist and Mother of 4 Getting children into the kitchen can be beneficial in so many ways. How many times have you heard that a child will be more willing to try a food if he

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A Bright Family Table: 3 Ways to Make Food Fun!

By: Amy Foster, Developmental Specialist and Mother of 4 Not every meal with young children is going to be fun. In fact if there are any food allergies, food aversions or chewing, swallowing or nutritional issues – it can be a

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