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Debbie's Blog

In the Spotlight: ARK's Probe

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 30th Apr 2018

ARK’s Probe was the very first product my husband and I created together.  18 years later, it’s still one of our favorite products to make!. . I use it to provide tactile cues to the articulat … read more

An Overwhelming Need to Chew

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 2nd Apr 2018

Question:  Hi Debbie - I work at a school for children who have special needs.  I serve a lot of students (many tube-fed) who really crave oral stimulation to the point that it is diff … read more

Bite Reflex While Toothbrushing

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 23rd Mar 2018

Question:  My 12 year old son has severe Tourette syndrome, and sensory issues.  Recently, he's developed a "biting" tic.  He bites down HARD on anything he puts in his mouth.  … read more

10 Oral Motor Staples for Feeding Therapy

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 2nd Oct 2017

As a feeding therapist, there are a lot of different tools in my therapy bag.  These are my favorites: . PROBE The  Probe is a simple but versatile tool for both … read more