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Debbie's Blog

Why Does My Older Child Chew on Everything?

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 29th Nov 2015

Question:  My 9 year old chews on everything... erasers, foam rubber, shirt collars.    He has always had an oral fixation since he was a toddler, putting toys in his mouth and … read more

Why Do Babies Put Everything in Their Mouths?

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 7th Oct 2015

At about 5-6 months of age, almost anything within reach makes a beeline straight to the mouth - keys, toys, their feet, etc. This oral exploration has several developmental benefits/reasons: . … read more

Back to School Sensory Strategies

26th Aug 2015

Back to school can be a very stressful time for any child as they adapt to new surroundings, new friends, new teachers, new classes, etc.  You may see their sensory needs increase during this … read more

Drooling - Getting to the Root of the Problem

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 23rd Aug 2015

Question:  I was looking at some of the tools and videos on your site.  I have a 9 year old daughter with low tone in her face and some periodic drooling.  I have taken her to variou … read more