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Families of children with diagnosed delays often identify feeding and/or mealtime challenges as a concern. As EI providers, we have the unique privilege of being in the homes of families to support them with these challenges through the lens of natural learning environment practices. In this presentation we will be focusing on identifying red flags for feeding concerns, providing specific strategies within the context of family routines, and empowering families with caregiver-friendly information to make mealtimes a pleasant experience for all.
Lauren Piccillo

Lauren Piccillo, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is a pediatric speech-language pathologist with the Infant-Toddler Connection of Fairfax-Falls Church who has been practicing in Early Intervention in Northern Virginia for 6 years. She has presented at Creating Connections to Shining Stars and at the Speech-Language Hearing Association of Virginia's annual conference on topics related to feeding development and natural learning environment practices, as well as assessment of children from multilingual families. Lauren's interests in the field include feeding development and working with medically fragile children, as well as clinical supervision and education of graduate students. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Virginia.

Jessica Schwab
Jessica Schwab, M.Ed., CCC-SLP is a pediatric speech language pathologist with the Infant Toddler Connection of Fairfax Falls-Church.  She also serves as the speech language pathologist with the Fairfax County Health Department's Infant Development Program. Jessica is co-founder of ITC-FFC's Alternative Nutrition Playgroup, a support group for parents of children who are dependent on tube feedings.

Jessica presents with the Speech-Language Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) as well as Creating Connections to Shining Stars on topics related to natural learning environment practices, assessment of children from multilingual/multicultural homes, and feeding development. She also presents within the Health Department to new nursing staff on typical and atypical infant development.

Jessica's clinical and research interests are in the areas of assessment, serving multilingual communities, and feeding/dysphagia concerns in young children.

Jessica is a proud graduate of the University of Virginia, where she earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology.

Jessica resides in Lorton, VA with her husband, her two children, and their goofy English Mastiff, Jax.
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November 3, 2015
12pm - 1pm (EST)

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