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Debbie's Blog

Improving Jaw Strength & Stability

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 22nd Aug 2013

The tongue is connected to the jaw, so wherever the jaw goes, the tongue follows. Speech sounds are properly articulated when the jaw and tongue are at midline and symmetrical. So if the jaw and … read more

Teaching the Concept of Biting and Chewing

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 22nd Feb 2012

For infants, learning how to bite and chew is a crucial stage of feeding development.  At approximately 5-6 months of age, babies begin using their fingers and teethers for oral exploration … read more