THE HEALING POWER OF TOUCH
Hear Executive Director of TouchTime International & Licensed Speech and Language Pathologist, Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider, talk about the critical importance of touch on health and emotional wellness, as well as the implications of touch deprivation that many are experiencing because of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Hear Speech-Language Pathologist visionaries & child advocates Dr. Deborah Ross-Swain & Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider share strategies to help kids with learning differences discover SUCCESS, CONFIDENCE & JOY.
About Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider
An award-winning Licensed Speech and Language Pathologist and the Executive Director of TouchTime International, Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-DMT, CTTIT provides assessments and therapy for the preschool population, as well as training and presentations about Touch Communication, Parenting Strategies, and Success. She is a Champion of Children for the First 5 Los Angeles, a Fellow of the California Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and immediate past Vice-President of Professional Services in Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology. Dr. Fogel Schneider was the longest sitting Governor appointee to California’s Interagency Coordinating Council for infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities and their families.
Dr. Elaine’s Vision & Calling
Committed to her vision that all children are nurtured, respected, loved and live enriched harmoniously fully expressed lives, Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider provides healing and service to parents, children and others who care for them. Dr. Elaine’s intent is to help inspire the creation of joyful memories, growth, and learning while establishing lifelong family routines and rituals via masterful TouchTime (R) strategies, mindfulness, and positive self-regulation.
Dr. Elaine also incorporates her gifts as a poet and songwriter into her work, lightening the hearts and souls of children, as well as those who care for them so that the children can more easily experience happiness, health, calmness, and success in our busy world.
Author & Trainer
In addition to being a #1 Amazon Bestselling author of both Confidence & Joy and 7 Strategies for Raising Calm, Inspired, & Successful Children, Dr. Schneider’s book Massaging Your Baby – The Joy of TouchTime – Effective Techniques for Happier, Healthier, More Relaxed Child & Parent has been translated into Chinese and Malay and is an integral part of the 3-day TouchTime Instructor (R) Training program that she offers to infants, toddlers and older children, with or without special needs. These trainings are available to teachers, therapists, home visitors, school districts, daycare programs, and hospitals. Her iPhone App – Baby Massage Basics, is a gift she created for parents and professionals.
Dr. Schneider appears on television and radio and travels the world, offering dynamic, interactive presentations, workshops and coaching for parents, educators, and healthcare professionals. Her articles have appeared in Parents Magazine, Infants and Toddlers, Zero to
Three, New York Daily News, Young Exceptional Children, and other professional journals, website magazines, and blogs.
By Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider
The power of touch is real and has been scientifically shown to have remarkable effects. For infants, it encourages relaxation; improves sleep patterns; reduces discomfort from teething, colic, and gas; strengthens digestive systems; and so much more. For parents, it nurtures bonding, increases communication, promotes parenting skills, and actually reduces stress levels. In Massaging Your Baby, massage expert Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider begins by explaining how and why massage is so beneficial. She then provides an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide to effective massage techniques. (Amazon book description)
by Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider
Education should touch the whole child. Scientific research has shown that when a child is in a quiet alert state, learning occurs most readily. Our children live in a quick-paced society where taking a moment to be with oneself, and not with a tablet or a smart phone, is not the norm. 7 Strategies for Raising Calm, Inspired, & Successful Children combines the knowledge of neuroscience with a smorgasbord of fun, easy, relaxing, tension-reducing, and awareness-building activities that can be done on a daily basis. Goals will be easier to achieve and success realized when a child can breathe away tension, laugh away hurt, dance away upset, touch away disconnect, affirm to believe, and be mindful to observe, attend to patterns of thoughts, feelings, sensations, and act with awareness. What’s more, parents, caregivers, and educators will benefit by using these strategies for their own well-being too. (Amazon book description)
“For parents, educators, and therapists, I provide training and coaching on the wonders, challenges, and miracles of everyday life and relationships and how to integrate calmness into everyday routines.“
~ Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Co-author of CONFIDENCE & JOY: Success Strategies for Kids with Learning Differences
by Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider in MASSAGE MAGAZINE, May 11, 2015
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About Dr. Deborah Ross-Swain
A former Chief of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of California, Davis Medical Center and an internationally and nationally recognized speaker and author, Deborah Ross-Swain, Ed.D., CCC-SLP is the Clinical Director and CEO of The Swain Center for Listening, Communicating and Learning and serves on the Governmental Relations and Public Policy Board and Perspectives Editorial Review. She is the immediate past president of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) and has served on the CSHA Board of Directors for 10 years, and has served on ASHA’s Legislative Council, Advisory Committee.
Awards & Honours
The recipient of several awards from CSHA including Fellow of the Association, as well as Outstanding Service and Outstanding Achievement, Dr. Swain was also awarded Outstanding Alumnus in 2016 from California State University, Sacramento and was honored with the Nancy McKinley Leadership Award from the Council of State Association Presidents (CSAP) presented at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s annual convention in Boston, MA. She is a Distinguished Scholar and Fellowof the National Academies of Practice and currently serves as Chair for CSHA’s Early Intervention and International Committees.
Books, Videos & Test Development
As Project Coordinator for a tri-state ASHA grant, Dr. Swain was also instrumental in helping produce five videos on Interprofessional Practice and Interprofessional Education for assessment and treatment of ASD, Literacy and Early Intervention as well as SLP Scope of Practice and Audiology Scope of Practice. She was the Producer of 200 by 2, an information video for physicians on communication development in 2-year-olds. She is also the author of numerous books and standardized test batteries, including:
- Auditory Processing Disorders-Third Edition: Assessment, Treatment and Management
- Aphasia Rehabilitation: An Auditory and Verbal Treatment Hierarchy
- The Cognitive-Linguistic Improvement Program
- The Voice Advantage
- The Geriatric Treatment Manual
STANDARDIZED TESTS, BATTERIES & INVENTORIES
- The Receptive-Expressive Social Communication Assessment-Elementary
- The Auditory Phoneme Sequencing Test
- The RIPA series of tests
- The Listening Inventory
- The Swallowing Ability and Function Test
- Auditory Processing Abilities Test (APAT)
- Bedside Evaluation Screening Test (Best-2) – 2nd Edition
Auditory Processing Disorder and Auditory/Language Interventions: An Evidence-Based Systematic Review
in Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools 42(3):246-64 · July 2011
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Deborah Ross-Swain & The Swain Center:
“There are many books out there about how to diagnose and try to fix problems, but Confidence & Joy: Success Strategies for Kids with Learning Differences, focuses on the crucial issue of creating and maintaining confidence and joy in every child, which are the deepest keys to success.”
– Sanford C. Newmark MD
Director Pediatric Integrative Neurodevelopmental Program Osher Center for Integrative Medicine | University of California, San Francisco
Success Strategies for Kids with Learning Differences
In this breakthrough book, Confidence & Joy: Success Strategies for Kids with Learning Differences, you’ll be given practical tools to lead your child with learning differences to lifelong success—educationally, socially, and personally. You’ll be presented with questions for personal reflections that can transform parenting or teaching these children for who they are… smart and different! In this powerful parent-and professional-friendly book, you’ll find step-by-step strategies to build stellar teams and communities of support for your child as well as yourself. You’ll also learn simple guidelines to build successful relationships, identify confidence and joy robbers, and notice signs and signals of learning differences. Discover useful checklists on how to jump-start your child’s confidence and joy, as well as how to go to bat for your child. Based on more than 70 years of clinical experience working with children with learning differences and communication disorders, Dr. Deborah Ross-Swain and Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider’s message is as simple as it is effective: Children with learning differences are just that… different! Children with learning differences have their own talents and are smart, bright, and wonderful in their own way. All children are different, and all children want to succeed. With this book, they will!
“This book is a gem, and one that needs to be read and shared by parents, professionals, and students“
~ Joel Stark, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
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