Lake Forest, IL (PRWEB) February 11, 2009
Laura Lagano, MS, RD, a nutritionist, health-educator, and mother of a child with a speech disorder called verbal apraxia has joined NourishLife as a consulting nutritionist. NourishLife is the maker of speakTM , a patented nutritional formula developed by a pediatrician to support the nutritional needs of children with verbal apraxia and related conditions. Supplementation with this patented blend of omega 3 fatty acids and other nutrients can impact children with these speech-related challenges.
As a parent, Lagano understands the complex nutritional needs specific to children with apraxia - a condition that her own daughter faces. Apraxia is a neurological disorder characterized by the inability to perform purposeful motor movements, despite having the desire and physical ability to perform the movements. Verbal apraxia affects the ability to produce normal sounds needed for speech. It is estimated that up to 50% of children with autism spectrum disorders have verbal apraxia. All children with apraxia, however, do not have autism.
According to Lagano, "The experience of raising a child with a history of seizures, apraxia, learning disabilities, and a host of developmental issues has provided deep insight into my life as both a professional and a parent. When my daughter was younger receiving services from physical, occupational, and speech therapists, I realized that I, too, as a nutritionist was part of my daughter's therapy team. It was the beginning of our daughter's holistic healing and provided me with the real life experience to guide other families."
As an advisory board member of Development Delay Resources, Lagano studies the impact of diet on cognition and behavior. Her primary area of expertise lies in counseling and coaching families of children with learning disabilities including verbal apraxia and other neurological and gastrointestinal-related issues. Guiding these children toward optimum health, Lagano has witnessed how food, supplements, and detoxification can alter behavior and, ultimately, bodily processes.
Lagano continues, "I am delighted to be part of an organization that is helping so many families and their children with this nutrition supplement. I am eager to help families of children with apraxia and other neurodevelopmental issues understand how nutrition impacts their children."
Families with speech-delayed children may receive a complimentary box of speak™ by going to http://www. SpeechNutrients.com.
NourishLife http://www.NourishLifeppp.com intends to contribute to a major improvement in health and wellness by addressing nutritional deficiencies. Founded by nutrition industry veterans, the firm includes expert scientists and nutritionists passionate about health.
The firm was awarded an exclusive license to a patented nutritional formulation designed to support normal speech development. Preliminary anecdotal evidence shows promise with reports of benefits that include improved speech, imitation, coordination, eye contact, behavior and sensory issues. NourishLife formed a partnership with Croda, the maker's of Lorenzo's Oil, for the pharmaceutical grade omega 3 used in their speak™ product. More information can be found at http://www.SpeechNutrients.com.
NourishLife is a privately held business located outside of Chicago.
250 E. Deerpath Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045 USA
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