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Pursuit of Research Promoting Good Nutrition For Special Needs

  • “Picky eater” teen loses vision and hearing due to junk food diet
    by Lisa Geng on September 3, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    40% of a typical 2 to 18-year old’s diet consists of “empty calories” (commonly known as “junk food”), and even in the remaining 60 percent of their diet, there are often roadblocks to gaining essential nutrients. Elimination and fad diets often prevent children from meeting daily requirements. Dietary sources of energy, solid fats, and added...Read More » […]

  • I’m learning to speak, please don’t mind me while I eat
    by Lisa Geng on August 9, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    We recently saw an article about a family who was asked to leave a restaurant when their child with Apraxia made a nearby patron uncomfortable with his attempts at speech. That had us thinking… We previously created an information card to hand out while Trick-Or-Treating at Halloween. It’s obvious that parents need similar information cards...Read More » […]

  • How to use songs to stimulate speech
    by Lisa Geng on July 15, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    There is evidence to support music therapy, but you don’t have to be a music therapist to get the benefits of singing to and with your child. Your child doesn’t care if you are a professional singer, or if you are singing the right words,  or making it up as you go.  Singing can help...Read More » […]

  • 20 Inspiring Children’s Book Quotes
    by Lisa Geng on July 1, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    All of us know the book ‘All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten. That wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school. Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess....Read More » […]

  • Should contingency management plans include planned aversive consequences?
    by Lisa Geng on June 23, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Should only positive reinforcement be specified or should plans be made to use multiple contingencies that include aversive consequences? With “normal” subjects addition of a mildly aversive contingency will often neither help nor hurt. Hundert (1976) compared giving tokens, taking tokens away for failure to emit the target behaviors a mildly aversive token cost punishment...Read More » […]