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Author: Becky DeCou, MS, CCC-SLP

Self-Care During Pregnancy and Beyond

October 18, 2022  |  Pregnancy  |  By Becky DeCou, MS, CCC-SLP

Whether we acknowledge it or not, our bodies experience stress on the daily during pregnancy. While the role of stress hormones during pregnancy continues to be a mystery, what we do know is that building a mother’s positive support networks can decrease her stress and improve positive outcomes for her pregnancy and attachment with her […]

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Baby Sign Language Myths

November 20, 2018  |  Early Learning, Pediatric Therapy  |  By Becky DeCou, MS, CCC-SLP

Sign language is a common strategy that is often recommended for children who are not yet speaking but still have a strong desire to communicate. Here are six common myths surrounding baby sign language — the information provided is from “My Smart Hands,” an organization that offers classes teaching parents sign language to use for […]

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