Debbie's Blog

Not Chewing Soft Foods?

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 14th Aug 2013

Question: My 2.5 year old daughter has down syndrome. She has had feeding issues since birth and we are trying to work with her on chewing.  She will bite and chew crackers and other hard food … read more

Oral Defensiveness & Aversions

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 2nd Aug 2011

Oral defensiveness falls into two main categories: HYPOsensitivity and HYPERsensitivity: . •  Individuals with hyposensitivities have low oral tone and very little awareness of what's goin … read more