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    Feeding, Swallowing and Lactation Therapy in Houston

    Where Little Eaters & Talkers Thrive!

    Transforming Feeding and Speaking Into Playful and Positive Experiences for Little Ones.

    Trusted by over 100+ families in Houston

    Jean Hawney



    Meet Jean Hawney, The Heart and Soul of Little Eaters and Talkers

    Welcome To Little Eaters & Talkers

    Jean is a seasoned pediatric bilingual speech language pathologist, with over a decade of experience in nurturing children and adults with swallowing and communication challenges. With her educational roots at Queens College and Columbia University, Jean has grown into a beacon of hope for many families.

    Jean’s credentials include certifications such as Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Level 1, and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). She has undergone specialized training in several areas, including Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS), Breastfeeding, and Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies.

    Convenience at Your Doorstep:

    Personalized Home Visits from Little Eaters and Talkers

    In today’s fast-paced world, finding time for specialist visits can be a challenge for busy families. At Little Eaters and Talkers, we understand the importance of convenience and comfort in your child’s developmental journey. That’s why we offer personalized home visits, bringing our expert eating, swallowing, and speech therapy services right to your doorstep.

    Our home visit program is designed to reduce the stress of traveling to a clinic, especially for children who may find new environments overwhelming. By working in your child’s familiar surroundings, we can more effectively assess and address their specific needs in a setting where they feel most at ease. This approach not only provides a comfortable and convenient solution for you but also fosters a more natural and effective therapeutic environment for your child.

    Experience the difference with our home visit services – where quality care meets unmatched convenience.

    Specialized Solutions for Your Child's Feeding and Speech Development

    Our Services

    At Little Eaters and Talkers, we recognize that every child’s journey to mastering eating and speech is unique, filled with its own set of challenges. From difficulties with bottle-feeding to the complex transition to solid foods, our compassionate team is dedicated to transforming these challenges into milestones. Our approach goes beyond traditional methods, addressing not just the symptoms but the underlying causes of feeding and speech difficulties.

    Difficulty with Bottle-Feeding

    Some babies struggle with bottle-feeding, which can be stressful for both the infant and the parents. 

    Tongue Tie Complications

    Tongue ties can restrict a baby’s tongue movement, impacting feeding and speech development.

    Oral Aversion

    Oral aversion is a condition where children resist or are fearful of eating due to sensory discomfort.

    Introduction to Solids

    Transitioning to solid foods is a significant milestone that can be challenging for some children.

    Picky Eating Habits

    Selective eating in children can limit their dietary variety, affecting their nutritional intake.

    Challenges in Weight Gain

    Adequate weight gain is a sign of healthy development, but some infants face challenges in gaining weight.

    Intervention is Key!

    Feeding difficulties can create stress and concerns for both parents and infants, impacting growth and development.

    Inadequate nutrition, weight gain challenges, and potential long-term complications become real worries.

    Our team of experts specializes in assessing and addressing a variety of feeding challenges. From overcoming bottle aversion to guiding the introduction to solids, we provide proven techniques and personalized strategies. Our goal is not only to address the symptoms but to empower both parents and children for a positive and healthy feeding experience.

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