Debbie's Blog

When Kids Think Feeding Utensils Are Food

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 13th Apr 2017

Question: I work with a child who has Down Syndrome. She is 16 months old. She presents with open mouth posture and tongue thrusting not during feeding. Mom purchased a Z-vibe and I saw your art … read more

Oral Motor Straw Workout

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 7th Apr 2017

Below are directions for a Straw / Lip Blok program I've used with many of my kids over the years. I usually do this in conjunction with tongue thrust therapy when their swallowing pattern need … read more

Tongue Thrust Therapy

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 12th Jul 2016

Question:  I am an SLP seeing a 8 year old student with a tongue thrust.  What products would be the best for addressing the tongue thrust?  How long does it usually take for th … read more