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Debbie's Blog

How to Desensitize Gloves

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 26th Nov 2012

For some kids, gloves can be scary.  The rubbery feel, the unfamiliar smell and taste, the strange look (where did your hands go?!), and the squishy sound they make - these are all possible tr … read more

Becoming Verbal with Autism

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 5th Aug 2011

I'm looking for advice.  My nephew 5 years old, has Autism and cognitive delays.  He doesn't speak at all; he just makes noises like he is "singing" to himself (although not with any spec … read more

Using Visual Aids for Communication

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 26th Jul 2011

Are there any tools, workbooks, etc., I can buy to help my mother who has problems with her speech?  She is in the moderate-severe stage of dementia. This problem began a few months ago.   … read more

Jaw Grading & Stability

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 16th Jun 2011

Jaw grading is the ability to visually judge how far you need to open your mouth to take a bite out of certain foods and to say certain speech sounds. For example, say "ooooo" versus "aaahh" - can … read more