NAA Upcoming Events

Picky Eating and Speech Issues with Alpin Rezvani and Debbie Shiwbalak
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
6:30pm-8:30pm
Rebecca School
40 East 30th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY
(no fee and no RSVP required)

Many children diagnosed with feeding difficulties or speech delay actually have trouble with both to some degree. This is why we have included two professionals who have a lot of knowledge about both feeding and speech issues. Unfortunately Speech, language, and feeding issues can affect every aspect of a child's life. So the purpose of this workshop is to show the connection between feeding issues and speech and language development and how these skills can be treated concurrently. Other topics will include the type of eaters - hypersensitive and hyposensitive - as well as the 4 Ts Method. The 4 Ts include: taste, temperature, tint, and texture. Debbie and Alpin will discuss ways to incorporate language into mealtime as well as treating picky eating. Families and caregivers will be provided with handouts and tips on successful mealtime approaches.

Debbie Shiwbalak, M.A., CCC-SLP, is an undergraduate of St. John's University where she received her Baccalaureate of Arts in Speech Pathology in 1999, and is a graduate of Long Island University-CW Post Campus, where she received a Master of Arts in Speech Pathology in 2001. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the state of New York to practice speech-language pathology. Debbie is PROMPT trained and has had 13 years experience as a speech pathologist in the New York City area and has been in private practice for 7 years. She is also the co-founder of Gift of Gab Resources. Debbie has co-authored the chapter on 'Feeding & Language Strategies for Mealtime' in the latest version of "Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism". She co-writes monthly blogs for Big City Moms and MommyBites and provides speech and language workshops for families and professionals throughout New York City.

Alpin Rezvani, M.A., CCC-SLP, graduated from New York University with a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA). She has New York licensure in Speech-Language Pathology and earned her degree as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped. She was an adjunct instructor at New York University and was a speech-language pathologist for the New York City Department of Education. She now practices privately and is co-owner of Gift of Gab Resources. She co-authored three chapters (Community-Based Speech-Language Pathology; Joint Action Routines; Feeding & Language Strategies for Mealtime) in the latest version of "Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism" and is PROMPT trained. She co-writes monthly blogs for Big City Moms and MommyBites and provides speech and language workshops for families and professionals throughout New York City.

Lauren Tobing-Puente, PhD Psychologist - NY Metro's Monthly Moderated Parent Support Group Meeting
(for parents only)
First Wednesday of every month
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Watch Me Grow. 361 East 19th Street (between First and Second Avenue), NY, NY.
for more info go to Support Group page
RSVP required: rsvpnaanyc@naanyc.org

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