Debbie's Blog

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

Tongue Tip Elevation Exercises

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 26th Jun 2016

Tongue tip elevation is the ability to lift the tip of one's tongue up to the alveolar ridge (the spot just behind the upper front teeth).  As a shorthand, we often call this location "on spot … read more

75+ Feeding Therapy Tips & Strategies

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 15th Jun 2016

For any therapist seeking to specialize in feeding, the best piece of advice I could give you is to become a sponge.  Take courses and workshops, read as many articles as you can, talk to a … read more

Lip Closure & Rounding Exercises

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 30th May 2016

Lip closure (also known as lip seal) is the ability to close one's lips around a spoon, straw, cup, etc.  It's also important in order to say certain speech sounds, such as /p/b/m/, and i … read more