Debbie's Blog

Food Pocketing in the Lips, Cheeks, and/or Gums

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 28th Mar 2016

Question:  My four year old daughter pockets food in her lower gums.  Foods like pizza, chicken, egg whites, etc. (that do not melt like crackers or cookies).  She will simply let it … read more

Sensory Benefits of Heavy Work Activities

14th Dec 2015

Heavy work activities are any type of action that pushes or pulls against the body.  This could be tension created by something pushing/pulling against your body (like swimming where  … read more

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

“Think Outside the Plate” Feeding Therapy Techniques

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 16th Nov 2015

Kids naturally like to discover and learn new things - that’s why they break things, take them apart, get into trouble, etc. - it’s all a part of the learning experience. But when it comes to fee … 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