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Debbie's Blog

When Kids Think Feeding Utensils Are Food

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 13th Apr 2017

Question: I work with a child who has Down Syndrome. She is 16 months old. She presents with open mouth posture and tongue thrusting not during feeding. Mom purchased a Z-vibe and I saw your art … read more

Feeding Problems - When It's Psychological

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 27th Mar 2017

Question:  I've read your Food Refusal article, that feeding problems are usually related to oral motor or sensory problems.  But can it be psychological?  I’ve searched the int … read more

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