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

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 27th 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

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