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Debbie's Blog

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

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

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