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Coping During Quarantine

By: Heidi Moreland, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC

There is a lot of pressure on families to keep up with school and work and therapy AND to make up for lost time with friends and peers, missing celebrations and life-events.  There is the additional well-meant pressure to “make the most of it” and “enjoy … Read More

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Tube to Table: Episode 36: When There’s a Pause in Therapy

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

At Thrive, we miss seeing our families in person, but we are so happy we have been able to reach out and see our families online! For many children and families, this can be a challenging time because therapy is … Read More

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Thrive “Best of 2020” Kids Cups Picks

By: Brianna Brown, MS, CCC-SLP

EZPZ Tiny Cup: Why we love it? This cup supports oral and speech development, promotes independence, and is soft and easy to clean silicone! When to introduce it? EZPZ says this cup can be used as early as 4 months … Read More

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Tube to Table: Episode 35: What’s the Deal with Drinking?

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

We know that this past week hasn’t been easy for our families. We are thinking of you and sending a big virtual hug! It’s important to remember that what’s more important than what your kid is eating or how much … Read More

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Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 34: Calming The Waters

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

In this week’s episode, Heidi is joined by Jamie Hinchey, a feeding therapist and member of the Thrive tube weaning team. Heidi and Jamie are discussing the importance of bringing calm to a situation, specifically around children. This could be moving … Read More

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Important COVID-19 Update: All In-Person Tube Weans Postponed

As we have been monitoring the rapidly-changing nature of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily cancel all in-person tube weans at this time. Our number one goal during this time is the health and safety of our … Read More

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Skill Development in the Independent Eater

By: Heidi Moreland, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC

Many parents feel responsible for teaching their child how to chew, drink or swallow.  While adults are partners in the process, learning to eat is a very basic program that is scripted for each of us in early development.   Even kids who have motor or cognitive challenges have … Read More

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Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 33: Autonomy Over Efficiency

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

On this week’s episode of the Tube to Table podcast, Jennifer and Heidi are talking about autonomy. What is it and why is it important in your child’s tube weaning journey? It is so important to allow your child to … Read More

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Alone in the Arena

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP and Heidi Moreland, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC

Having a child with a feeding tube, or who is going through the tube weaning process can feel very lonely. It is difficult for people who aren’t experiencing it first hand to understand how tough it is, and how pervasive the fear and pressure can be, even … Read More

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Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 32: The Lowdown on Liquids

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

On this week’s episode, Jennifer and Heidi are talking about liquids and how they play a role while weaning your child from a feeding tube. As we all know, liquids are an essential part of our life, especially when we … Read More

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