FACTS CENTER 

Informational Articles 

Please reload

Archive
Please reload

  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
Follow Us
Recent Posts
Featured Posts

Webinars & Important Links

November 10, 2017

When medical providers and parents hear the phrase “tongue tie”, they most commonly picture a tight anterior tongue tie, where the tip of the tongue is tacked down to the floor of the mouth. I have previously described the difference between anterior and posterior tong...

November 10, 2017

Babies have the innate need to suck. It’s a reflex they are born with. Non-nutritive sucking (NNS) refers to a sucking behavior that does not provide any nutritional benefit. So nursing and bottle-feeding are nutritive, while thumb-sucking, finger-sucking, and pacifier...

November 10, 2017

The jaws grow and develop as a result of even pressure from the lips, cheeks and tongue. Any disruption in this equilibrium can result in not only facial and skeletal changes, but also changes in airway health. 

Infant airways are divided into three parts: the...

November 10, 2017

Babies, toddlers, and older children can develop feeding difficulties—ranging from general picky eating to severe feeding disorders—for a variety of reasons. As a speech-language pathologist who specializes in feeding challenges in children, I peer into a lot of little...

November 10, 2017

First comes breast or bottle, then sippy cup, right? Not so fast. Experts report you may want to just skip the sippy cup for your baby. Surpisingly, sippies weren't designed as a tool for feeding development, but were invented years ago by a dad who just wanted to keep...

November 10, 2017

Recently, Timbrey and her baby son visited with another young mother and her baby. The other mother looked at her sleeping little baby and commented on how cute his snoring was. Timbrey was rightfully frightened. This baby, mouth gaping, breathed noisily. Although peop...

Please reload

Hope Fernicola, M.A., CCC-SLP, Certified Orofacial Myologist

Director
TeamHope Speech & Pediatric Therapy Center
P.O. Box 207
Pluckemin, N.J. 07978
233 Route 202/206 Bedminster NJ 07921
908-375-8237  Fax 908-304-0999

© 2018 Hope Fernicola. All Rights Reserved. Web design by ONTECH DESIGNSTUDIOS LLC