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Debbie's Blog

The Right and Wrong Way to Spoon Feed

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 22nd Nov 2015

Did you know that there is a right and wrong way to spoon feed?  The wrong way involves lifting your hand upward as you remove the spoon from the child’s mouth.  This method scrapes the s … read more

Why Do Babies Put Everything in Their Mouths?

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 7th Oct 2015

At about 5-6 months of age, almost anything within reach makes a beeline straight to the mouth - keys, toys, their feet, etc. This oral exploration has several developmental benefits/reasons: . … read more

Training the Oral Musculature with Lip Bloks

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 5th Sep 2015

Question:  Hi!  I have a 2 year old patient (12-14 month old skill level) who has significant tongue protrusion when attempting to drink out of a cup - this is not noted during any other … read more

Drooling - Getting to the Root of the Problem

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 23rd Aug 2015

Question:  I was looking at some of the tools and videos on your site.  I have a 9 year old daughter with low tone in her face and some periodic drooling.  I have taken her to variou … read more