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Debbie's Blog

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

Mouth Stuffing & Food Pocketing

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 21st Nov 2012

Question:  How can I keep my son from stuffing his mouth with food, not properly chewing, then getting choked when he swallows?  He is 5 years old and Autistic.  Do you have any idea … read more

Easy Oral Motor Exercises to Try - Today!

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 16th Oct 2012

Oral motor therapy works on the oral skills necessary for proper speech and feeding development.  These skills include: awareness, strength, coordination, movement, and endurance of the lips, … read more