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Debbie's Blog

Thumb / Finger Sucking Alternatives

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 7th Apr 2016

Question:   My sensory child is more of a sucker than chewer.  She usually sucks on her thumb and fingers, but I am wanting to get her some other options for school and tra … read more

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