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Category: Early Intervention

When Infant Feeding Doesn’t Go As Planned

May 13, 2022  |  Early Intervention  |  By Kim Kanzler, MA, CCC-SLP

One of the first of many important roles as a parent is feeding your infant.  Feeding can be a calm, beautiful time, but it can also be an uneasy and stressful time as you nourish and build a connection with your baby. Encompass parents Afton and Alex share their experience with their 11-month-old twins who […]

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Learning to Eat Again

April 27, 2021  |  Early Intervention, Pediatric Therapy  |  By Encompass Pediatric Therapy

At 11 months, Violet loves to eat!  Her favorite foods are peas, carrots, blueberries, and ground beef. While that might seem like a pretty typical palette for her age, it was a rather turbulent journey to get to this point.  For the first few months of her life, Violet was breastfeeding and bottle feeding without […]

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What Causes Autism?

April 8, 2020  |  Child Development, Early Intervention, Pediatric Therapy  |  By Missy Budworth, MS, CCC-SLP

As we begin Autism Awareness Month at Encompass, one way we are celebrating is to share information about this diagnosis. As a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Encompass Birth to Three Early Intervention program, I often am asked by parents: “What causes autism?”  The short answer? We don’t know for sure. Research is being conducted on […]

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Parent Talks Podcast – Episodes 3 and 4: Getting a diagnosis

June 25, 2019  |  Parent Talks Podcast, Early Intervention  |  By Encompass

For Episodes 3 and 4, the Parent Talks Podcast dives into the emotional and confusing issue of finding out your child has a life-long medical diagnosis like Autism, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Episode 3: You’ve got a diagnosis. Now what? Some parents are expecting to hear a diagnosis for their child, some are […]

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What is Early Intervention?

June 4, 2019  |  Early Intervention, Pediatric Therapy  |  By Encompass

Early Intervention is a system of services that helps babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Early Intervention services include assessment, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, physical therapy, health services, psychological services, special instruction, assistive technology devices, and family training, counseling, and home visits, among other services. These services can provide support in […]

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