Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist
Hello I’m Caitlin and together we are going to show your little owlet how to eat, talk, and play their way into developing new skills as we explore sounds of language and enjoy happy mealtimes.
Learning how to 'Hoot' and 'Who' can be difficult, but by having your owlet learn to associate the sounds they make and the food they eat with play and fun we can show them how to build their vocabulary, expand their diets, and be understood by others.
YOU are the most important tool in helping your owlet develop, so don’t be afraid to let loose, get on the branch, and have fun with your child!
We have been attending Small Talk for my 2.5 year old son for about a year now for feeding therapy. Our son was born with many health issues and has had many heart surgeries. One of those surgeries caused him to accidentally have his vocal cord paralyzed. This caused even more trouble with eating along with other things going on. When we first started going to Small Talk my son was 100% getting nutrition from his feeding tube. He was able to only take a few drops of milk by mouth and he was already a year old.
From the beginning Mrs. Caitlin Smith has always listened to our concerns and worked with us to make goals and reach them. We have been introduced to new cups, silverware, and plates that are modified to meet our son's needs and help him gain the ability to eat and drink more by mouth. She would also go to different conference meeting and workshops and learn new things that could be applied to our son to help him even more. She always has our son on her mind to help find new ways to improve his eating and drinking.
Our son is now eat and drinking way more than before and now slowly reducing his feeding tube needs. With Small Talk it is a great fit for all of us because is flexible, understanding and will help reach your child's needs. We are so happy to be working with Small Talk and will continue to do so until we reach all our feeding goals.
- KAPALATA FAMILY