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Tips for Toothbrushing with Oral Defensiveness

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 25th Oct 2012

Oral defensiveness falls into two main categories: HYPOsensitivity and HYPERsensitivity.  Individuals with hyposensitivities have low oral tone and very little awareness of what's going on ins … read more

Gum Massage for Oral Stimulation

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 6th Jan 2012

Gum massage is a simple yet effective way to provide oral stimulation to a large surface area within the mouth.  This tactile input can: •  help decrease oral aversions for hypersens … read more

Oral Defensiveness & Aversions

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 2nd Aug 2011

Oral defensiveness falls into two main categories: HYPOsensitivity and HYPERsensitivity: . •  Individuals with hyposensitivities have low oral tone and very little awareness of what's goin … read more