Tip of the day for children with Down Syndrome

Thanks once again to Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson…and to Lori Overland for sharing and teaching me so much…they do not know me….however I know them…and probably have purchased every DVD www.talktools.com has for sale….anyway…below is a simple tip of the day:


Tip of the day….as much fun as this is with your little one…do not encourage raspberries if your little one has DS or low muscle tone….WHY??? this encourages lingual protrusion…and we all know that we do not want that…so if she initiates the sound….of course we don’t want to say NO…..I like to make the OOOOO sound (like at the end of EIEI-O in Old McDonald…and tap on my lips and on hers)..she if she makes the sound….now you are encouraging lip rounding and tongue retraction!! Yeah!…Have a great Sunday friends….Best,  Kim

About Kim

My name is Kim Marino and I have been practicing as a licensed speech and language pathologist since 1993. I work on Long Island providing diagnostic evaluations and services to children from birth to age 21. My experience is vast and am proud to say that I work with children that may present with articulation and phonological concerns, oral motor feeding concerns, Down Syndrome feeding, cognitive rehabilitation, auditory processing delays, receptive language delays, cleft palate feeding and sound development and expressive language delays. Most importantly, I am the mother of four amazing children and am happily married to my childhood sweetheart. I feel blessed to have my four children and so lucky to share this journey in life with my husband. I always had it somewhere in my head that I wanted to develop a blog or a website of some sort so that I could provide families with an additional resource....so that parents could help their little ones become a better communicator. And as I was developing this blog....I realized that I also needed to share the stories about my life and my children....and the funny things along the way that help to keep me smiling. Whether you are a working mother or not...finding balance between home, children and life can be a challenge....I hope that my blog helps to bring a smile to your face..and also some tools to help you help your little or big one. I hope you enjoy! Kim
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