Debbie's Blog

Tongue Tip Elevation Exercises

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 26th Jun 2016

Tongue tip elevation is the ability to lift the tip of one's tongue up to the alveolar ridge (the spot just behind the upper front teeth).  As a shorthand, we often call this location "on spot … read more

Lip Closure & Rounding Exercises

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 30th May 2016

Lip closure (also known as lip seal) is the ability to close one's lips around a spoon, straw, cup, etc.  It's also important in order to say certain speech sounds, such as /p/b/m/, and i … read more

The Right and Wrong Way to Spoon Feed

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 22nd Nov 2015

Did you know that there is a right and wrong way to spoon feed?  The wrong way involves lifting your hand upward as you remove the spoon from the child’s mouth.  This method scrapes the s … read more

Assisting Lip Closure

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 22nd Jul 2015

Just like its namesake, lip closure (also known as lip seal) is the ability to close one's lips.  It's important for several different speech/feeding/oral motor skills: .  .  … read more