Does your child need a Speech Language Pathologist or an Occupational Therapist?

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Is your kid a picky eater, or is something else going on? Read on to learn if your child needs an evaluation by a speech and language pathologist or occupational therapist.
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DIY: 7 Steps to Progress Your Picky Eater

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“I just want to go home and eat what I eat everyday for lunch.” Is this your child? It is most definitely my child, as this is what he said to me on Friday when we walked into the burger joint known for its burgers and milkshakes. When he said this, I just let out a deep breath and decided it would be milkshakes for lunch. He doesn’t like change, and therefore he doesn’t like change in food, rules, or where he puts the furniture in Minecraft.
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Garlic Shrimp with Spaghetti Squash and Spinach

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I love when I think of a recipe and it tastes as good as it tasted in my mind!!! So here is my Sunday creation from last week. I had spaghetti squash on my counter and I knew I needed to use it. I love eating it like spaghetti with sauce and parmesan but I wanted it to be more - the main sustenance of the meal. So I added shrimp, tomatoes and spinach to make this quick and healthy dish of deliciousness!! I hope you enjoy too!
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Mom Asks, MDIO Answers: Are your children hiding bites of food?

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MDIO recently received a question about how to handle a young child who hides her food. The mom explained that her daughter regularly showed her empty dinner plates. Her regular response would be: “What a great job!” Later, she would find her child’s food hidden somewhere. When this mom asked her daughter why she was hiding her food rather than eating it, the child responded: “I don’t know.” I’m sure many parents can relate to this in one way or another.
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