Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Yoder et al. (2020) investigated the effects of treatment intensity on spontaneous language outcomes for children between 15 to 30 months of age. Children were randomly assigned to one of the four intervention groups: Discrete trial teaching for 15 hours a week Discrete trial training for 25 hours a week Naturalistic developmental behavioral intervention for […]

Feeding in Preterm Infants

Buldur et al. (2020) found that finger feeding was an effective means of transitioning preterm infants from enteral (tube) to full breastfeeding. Researchers divided medically stable infants at 30-35 weeks of age into a syringe feeding cohort and a finger feeding cohort. The infants were fed using the syringe or finger feeding for 20 minutes, […]

Oral Motor Skills

Vasgdi et al. (2021) investigated non-speech oral motor exercises (NSOMEs). The authors examined 256 initial assessment records and 89 treatment records for children with confirmed or suspected childhood apraxia of speech. Of this sample, 65%-70% also carried a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The authors found associations between speech sound accuracy and oral motor […]