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photo of ME's autism therapy & what parents can do guest, Vanessa Slivken

Children on the autism spectrum face many challenges, but appropriate therapy makes a major difference in their longterm adjustment and learning. There also are many practical things parents can do to support their child’s development. Vanessa Slivken, Senior Director of Autism Services at St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development, joins Marti & Erin…

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photo of development of motor skills ME guest, Dr. Michael Wade

Is your child a late walker or still struggling to find his balance on a bike while his friends ride by? Does your first-grader have trouble printing her name clearly? Or do you worry that your premature baby may never keep up on the sports field? Dr. Michael Wade, professor of Kinesiology in the University…

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photo of picky eaters and problem feeders ME guest Robin Campbell

Feeding our children, at any age, is the most basic way we nurture them and support their health and development. But too often, especially with picky eaters, mealtime becomes a battleground and a source of stress for the whole family. This week’s Mom Enough guest, Occupational Therapist Robin Campbell from St. David’s Center for Child…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder guest Dr. Jennifer Hall-Lande

Thanks to new research, it is becoming easier to identify autism spectrum disorder at earlier ages than ever before. Although parents understandably may fear having their child identified as having special needs, early identification and intervention greatly improve a child’s chances for lifelong success and wellbeing. Dr. Jennifer Hall-Lande, autism researcher at the U of…

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In the early months of life, a child grows and learns by leaps and bounds, making sense of language, emotions, social interactions and countless other aspects of the world around them. Between six months and one year there is a particular burst of development that is a veritable “social revolution.” But, as groundbreaking research is…

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