FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience.
In Episode 140, FASD Hope welcomes Christian Hancock, M.S., CCC-SLP , who is the Creator of Communication with Connection, Owner of Heart and Soul Speech and a Board Member of the North Texas FASD Network.
Christian is a certified speech-language pathologist, specializing in pediatric feeding disorders, language disorders, and caregiver/child relationships. She is the owner of Heart & Soul Speech, serving families at home in North Texas. Her practice focuses on routine-based language intervention, responsive feeding therapy, and sustainable support for families. Christian presents caregiver workshops and continuing education seminars and webinars for therapists on trauma-informed care, FASD, feeding disorders, and language learning. She is the creator of Communication with Connection, a philosophy and practice that empowers families with ways to develop language, find mealtime peace, and build relationships through simple everyday moments. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for LifePath Systems Foundation and North Texas FASD Network.
In this RESOURCE-FILLED episode, Christian discusses: how she became involved with the FASD population as a SLP, why Speech Therapy is SO vital in the care/support of infants/children/teens/young adults with FASD, her work in the FASD community, her work with North Texas FASD Network and her words of hope and encouragement.
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North Texas FASD Network:
Facebook @NorthTexasFASDNetwork (private group, ask to join)
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Racket - @fasdhope
Clubhouse - @natalievecc
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