My Little Chatterbox…

March 4, 2011

Please join us on Thursday March 17th at 6:00pm for a very special Third Thursday lecture:

“My Little Chatterbox: Speech and language developmental markers in children under four” presented by Shannon Salverda.

  • Learn how to model and support age appropriate speech and language skills for your child.
  • Find out at what age various speech sounds typically emerge.
  • Find out how play can support speech and language development
  • Learn some fun routines that support speech and language at home.

Shannon Salverda, M.S., CCC-SLP has a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science and a Master’s of Science in Communicative Disorders with an emphasis in pediatric neurology. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and is trained in a variety of teaching methods. Perhaps most importantly, Shannon is the mother of two glorious young ones. She founded Chatterbox Learning to meld her passion for teaching and communication with the desire to spend more time with her own chattering children as they grow. To learn more about Shannon and Chatterbox Learning, check out her website at

Hold your spot today by calling 206-683-4495 or by emailing


Dr. Tamara Cullen was interviewed today by Fox Q13 News regarding childhood vaccines and autism risk. They wanted a perspective from a physician who sees children who may or may not follow a traditional vaccination schedule and discuss what concerns parents have about vaccines. They were also doing an interview with a physician at Children’s hospital in the autism clinic. As you may know, controversy surrounds the use of childhood vaccines and the possible link with autism. Some research has been called fraudulent, and other research has been well-founded. However, we do know that most research has only looked at a fraction of this issue and more good research needs to be done.

Please tune in to Q13 at 9 or 10 pm to see the story!

Also, here’s a reminder that Dr. Bridge leads a lecture, with discussion, entitled “Making Informed Infant Vaccine Decisions” every 3 months here at our clinic. Her next scheduled lecture is on the third Thursday of February, the 17th, at 6 pm. Each class is only $20 per person or $30 per couple. Please call or email to register in order to attend.

It’s Fall!

September 14, 2010

Wow, where has the time gone?  How could it possibly be fall already?  Well, ready or not, it is here, and with it comes the beginning of Flu season.  This year, be as prepared as you can.  Please join us for our Third Thursday lecture series this week, for a discussion on “Natural Treatment and Prevention of Influenza.”  Dr. Amy Hawkins will lead the group and offer valuable insight for you and your families.  There are so many options other than the “Flu Shot” that have been proven through valid scientific studies to be equally effective in prevention.

This time of year can also be difficult for some with the advent of darker and shorter days.  If you have challenges with Seasonal Affective Disorder, please talk with your doctor about what options there may be for you for treatment.  Since our NW weather doesn’t let up for a number of months, it’s always better to prepare for this time than wait until you are already in a slump.  Start with getting your Vitamin D levels checked and taking a daily supplement.  I promise, you will feel better with just that extra liquid sunshine.

Also, remember that Fall brings some really wonderful things!  Soothing soups, warm drinks, cozy fires and warm embraces with those you love.  And don’t forget, there is always a new pair of beautiful boots out there with your name on them.  Enjoy!

The number one question I get from parents in my practice is “What should I do about vaccinations?”  The decision about how to give vaccines to your child is very important for both the health of your child, and the health of other children on the planet.  The way in which I advise parents is often very individual and takes quite a bit of time and discussion in the office visit.  One way in which you could start to think about this topic and decide what you might like to do, is attend our Third Thursday lecture this month on this very subject.  Dr. Carly Bridge will be leading the group in how to navigate through the vaccine schedule and how to make the best decisions for your children.  Please register at or call 206-683-4495.  The cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple.

Dr. Daniels will be presenting on making a Natural First Aid Kit for your summer adventures.  Please call 206-683-4495 or email to RSVP. $20 per person or $30 per family.