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Monthly Archives: May 2012
The massage exercises below are suggested to be done as pre-feeding exercises. Performing these pre-feeding exercises will help your little one with Down Syndrome. Massage: Using your hands or the textured sensory bean bags offered by www.talktools.com The following exercises should be … Continue reading
Questions and Answers: A mama on FB sent me a request to help her little one with his overall feeding concerns…my first request always is for the mama to send me a five day baseline diet. This way I can … Continue reading
Sometimes…on the tough days…I wish I had fish instead of my four beautiful children…it is usually on the days that my heart is aching for one of them…whether it be a broken heart….a dissappointed soccer player…my little man … Continue reading
WALK-AROUND TACOS! My Andrew…at the beach last summer 2011…calls this his SIT-BACK-LAY-BACK I was watching the food network the other night…and they were talking about a festival in West Virginia…and a group of high school students were selling … Continue reading
Once again thank you to Lori Overland for sharing her knowledge and information…I have taken many of her classes offered through www.talktools.com. So a very big thank you to her for helping me to help so many children and mamas! … Continue reading
When working with children presenting with Down Syndrome….it is important that I work on straw drinking as soon as possible…..the Honey Bear straw cup offered through www.talktools.com is the straw cup that I use in order to teach … Continue reading
Upper lip mobility: (strength and mobility is especially important for clearing the maroon spoon using the side-ways presentation…maroon spoons found on www.talktools.com. Side-ways presentation should be the model you use when feeding your little one with Down Syndrome…please read on my … Continue reading
I wanted to dedicate this post to a little girl I have been working with since last September of 2010…we have been working the R sound…and many other sounds to improve her overall intelligibility. She works very hard during therapy….and I am … Continue reading
The importance of palatal massage in children with Down Syndrome: I am re-posting this exercise due to the importance of it in maintaining the shape of the palate in children with Down Syndrome. I am excited to say that a … Continue reading