On the Horizon – 03/03/2008

Horizons Developmental Remediation Center
In This Issue

We have some great information this issue!

– A Note from Nicole: Introducing…!

– Idea of the Week: Make a familiar food a different color!

– Feature Article: Picky Eater or Problem Feeder?

– Featured Resource: Explorations in Eating Calendar and Journal

– Upcoming Events: Don’t miss out!

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A Note From Nicole

Hi Everyone!

It’s feeling like spring here in Michigan this week – lots of rain and temps in the 50’s.  But, our weather being what it is, we will be back to freezing temps again soon.  At this time of year many of us around here are longing for warm sunny days and a break from the dreariness of winter!

This week it’s my pleasure to introduce you to another member of the Horizons team, Erin Roon.  Erin is a speech pathologist and CORE Approach Program Certified Consultant.  She has a special interest in feeding problems, particularly those exhibited by many individuals on the autism spectrum.  Every few weeks Erin will share information, insights, and ideas for addressing feeding –related issues with your children.  Whether you have a child with a feeding disorder or just want to have fun exploring foods together as a family, her articles will provide you with ideas and motivation.

This week we are also starting pre-sales for our NEW product – Explorations in Eating: 365 Memory Making Opportunities for Expanding Your Food Horizons. You’ll love the food ideas and exploration activities this calendar and journal set provide.  Check it out, and be one of the first to have access to this awesome resource!

Looking to the horizon,

Nicole Signature

Idea of the Week

Make a familiar food a different color!

Blue Spaghetti
Experiment with adding food coloring to a favorite food to see what happens.  Does it look, smell, feel, or taste different?  You can even mix different colors together to create new ones.  Get creative and have fun!

Feature Article

Picky Eater or Problem Feeder?

By Erin Roon

Picky Eater
Do you have a child who is a picky eater or has a very limited diet? Does s/he refuse to try new things, or struggle with bridging from one form of a food to another? To have a well balanced diet, people should eat a variety of foods that include proteins, carbohydrates, and fruits/vegetables. So what is the difference between a picky eater and a problem feeder?


Featured Resource

Explorations in Eating Calendar and Journal

$19.95 (Per Calendar) or $39.95 (Per Calendar and Journal) Each day has ideas to expand your child’s diet and food preferences. Calendars are assembled by clients in our EmployAbilities program. $1.00 from every calendar will be donated to FARR.

Click on the image below to visit our store!

Explorations in Eating Calendar Journal Image

Upcoming Events

Please join us!

  • Horizons Parent Education Day (for current clients only)

    March 8 from 10AM-4PM

  • Supporting Social Communication Development in Students with Autism – A Workshop for Speech Pathologists and Social Workers

    March 13 from 9AM – 4PM
    Click here to download a registration form

  • Horizons Sibling Network (Sibshop)

    March 22 from 10AM-2PM

  • Teleseminar (for current clients only)

    March 18, 8:30 PM EST

  • Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) ® Program 2-Day Workshop

    June 13 and 14 in Lansing

    Click here for more information or to register.

See our Event Calendar for more details…

On the Horizon is a weekly ezine for parents of children with developmental disabilities who want simple, effective strategies to reduce stress, support their child¹s development, and improve quality of life for the whole family.

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