27 May 2015

BY: trini

Education / Language

Overcoming the Emotions of Stuttering

By Erika Ordonez

How does your child feel about stuttering?  Is he/she nervous? Embarrassed? Scared? Many emotions run through their minds and they don’t know how to cope with them, causing emotional stress that further affects their stuttering.

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19 May 2015

BY: trini

Language / Orofacial Myology / Speech Therapy

Allergies: What’s the big idea anyway?!?

by Carolinda “Trini” Myers-Murphy, MS CCC-SLP;COM

Cough cough sniff sniff….. oh what a relief it is.

Ok, ok, wrong jingle for wrong ailment, but it was catchy none-the-less.

So, if you’re a therapist, teacher, or mom, like me – has anybody noticed the rise in allergies these days? I don’t know if I’m aging myself here, but I remember when allergies consisted of those rare days my dad would turn on the lawn mower, and 30 minutes later come sniffling (stumbling) in the house swearing he would never be able to cut the lawn again -> EVER!!

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13 May 2015

BY: DebraHartley

Inspiration / School

May & Memorial Day with the Kids

by Debra Hartley

The school year is coming to a close. This statement either strikes joy or terror into the heart of the reader. Joy if you are a kid and terror for mom – how to keep them occupied, happy & build memories this summer?

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06 May 2015

BY: trini

Orofacial Myology

5 Most Important Parts of a Child’s Diet

by Yovana Miramontes-Risk

Something that has always interested me is our body’s nutrition and diet. I have learned some interesting facts; for example: a child’s nutrition is based off the same principles as the nutrition of an adult. Every one of us needs the same types of nutrition (i.e. vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, and fat). The only difference is that children need a different amount of nutrients at different ages and depending on the size of their little bodies. With all the delicious local foods and amazing restaurants in Honolulu, it can be challenging to not only keep our own nutrition needs in mind, but also our kids’.

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