5 Ways to Treat ADD/ADHD (Without Meds!)

5 Ways to Treat ADD/ADHD (Without Meds!)

As a pediatric speech language pathologist, I hear the words ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) approximately 300 times per day.  In recent years, an ADD/ADHD diagnosis has become quite fashionable, but according to many...
Spotlight on Gowanus Treehouse

Spotlight on Gowanus Treehouse

I have written previously about the importance of collaboration and a multi-disciplinary team.  Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the Gowanus Treehouse in Gowanus, Brooklyn, where integrative treatment is key. Gowanus Treehouse was started by Cathy Reid, an...
A Guide to Feeding: 0-12 Months

A Guide to Feeding: 0-12 Months

It is an exciting time in the lives of so many of my close friends, and they have each come to me with their most pressing and daunting questions before they become parents for the first time. This month, I will be focusing on the speech, language, and feeding...
5 Reasons Why Your Child Needs Yoga

5 Reasons Why Your Child Needs Yoga

As a long-time yoga practitioner, I jumped at the opportunity to begin studying with Sonia Sumar, the creator of Yoga for the Special ChildⓇ.  Through her experiences with her own daughter, who was born with Down Syndrome, Sonia designed a Hatha Yoga program that was...