Suggested Readings for SLPs at Building Blocks Therapy

The Out of Sync Child – Carol Kranowitz
More Than Words – Fern Sussman
Pre-Feeding Skills – Suzanne Evans Morris
Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment – Diane Chapman Bahr
Oral Motor Exercises for Speech Clarity – Sarah Rosenfield Johnson
Just Take a Bite – Lori Ernsperger
The Child with Special Needs – Stanley Greenspan
The Affect Based Language Curriculum – Diane Lewis
Superfoods for Babies and Children – Annabel Karmel

In addition, we are pleased to suggest two books by Building Blocks Therapy founder, Joanne Hanson:
Lip Prints
Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists treating children age birth to 5 with oral-motor, feeding, swallowing and/or articulation problems will want this practical, new resource. Parents and caregivers will also love the easy-to-implement strategies and exercises. Lip Prints was modeled after Handprints: Home Program for Hand Skills. This innovative series of books provides articles and activities that parents and caregivers can use easily and professionals can choose and explain in a reasonable time frame.

Lip Prints incorporates the principles of child-centered, play-based and relationship-based therapy, making the activities effective as well as fun and interactive. The articles and activities are written in simple language so that the layperson can follow the directions and understand the content. The articles are concise, reproducible, and they cover specific topics such as Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Transitioning to Good and Utensils, and Low Muscle Tone.

Lip Prints is a fun book! It gives some very basic information to parents and caregivers seeking a general overview of many areas of speech, oral-motor, and feeding skills. It will help parents think more about things they do everyday with their child. Lip Prints is a useful tool for intervention and prevention.
Click here to order Lip Prints or Progress with Puppets.