ABOUT Diane Bahr
Diane Bahr is a visionary with a mission. For more than 30 years, she has treated children and adults with feeding, motor speech, and mouth function problems. While she is a speech-language pathologist by training, she has also honed her skills as a feeding therapist, published author, international speaker, university instructor, and business owner. Diane co-owns Ages and Stages®, LLC with her husband and business manager Joe Bahr. She is also a mother and a grandmother.
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Both Parents and Professionals frequently ask her to help them with their children or clients. To meet this need, she created Parent Education, Professional Mentoring, and Online Program Consultation Processes, where you can access them through the website!
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The majority of our eating and drinking skills are developed in the first two years of life. Parents can help with this process by using appropriate feeding techniques from birth. Every three months from birth, your baby will have a growth spurt in the area of feeding. Parents often receive very little instruction on ways to feed their children, yet good eating and drinking skills encourage the best mouth development and set up patterns for life. This book reveals secrets for better breast and bottle feeding, and feeding development for babies from birth to the toddler years.
This fascinating new book fills a missing void in the child-rearing world. It explains everything from the basics of nursing, to SIDS, to facial massage, and finishes with the secrets to good speech development and keys to enhancing your child’s best natural appearance. Written by a speech-language pathologist with more than 30 thirty years of experience, this book is a wealth of necessary information for any new parent. It contains practical advice for all new parents on everything they need to know about oral development from birth to 8 eight years old…
In recent years there has been a great surge of interest in the area of oral motor assessment and treatment. It almost seems as if an “oral motor explosion” has occurred, and the speech-language pathologists is left wondering Where do I begin? Where can I find appropriate and adequate training in this area? What tools and materials should I buy? What techniques should I use? This book will answer all these questions and many more.