Category Archives: Down Syndrome

A Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding

Thanks to Lori Overland for sharing this article with me.  In my search for more information regarding the pre-feeding exercises…specific to children with Down Syndrome…I found this article very informative. http://div13perspectives.asha.org/content/20/3/60.abstract  The Goal of the pre-feeding program is to develop … Continue reading

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Motivating your child with Down Syndrome to talk

Thanks Jen at http://talk-ds.org/ for letting me post this.  Jen is a great resource and has helped me so much in my journey as an SLP.  We just met via the web a few months ago…but I have already learned so much … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome…still cleaning guys!

DOWN SYNDROME   This page is in the process of being edited due to many recent conversations I have had with SLPs all over the world.  The discussion was specifically about the use of NSOMEs (non-speech oral motor exercises) in … Continue reading

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Time for Spring cleaning..and NSOMEs+feeding

    It’s almost that time again…well according to Punxsutawney Phil…..on Saturday, February 2, 2013..he predicted that spring will come early.  So for me too..The Speech Mama will be doing some “spring cleaning” on her blog. Over the last month or … Continue reading

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The importance of pre-feeding exercises in children with Down Syndrome-a must read!

I felt the need to edit this post following a comment from another blog site…I love to get connected with other SLPs…so great that we were able to meet up…that being said I felt it was important to add a … Continue reading

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We’ll Paint the Octopus Red

Someone just shared this on one of the sites I belong to on FB..it is free today..I downloaded it..and it made me cry. Great for kids grades K-4 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/well-paint-the-octopus-red/id335700194?mt=8

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Understanding behavior problems and challenges associated with Down Syndrome

More thanks Posha!…thanks for sharing this one too! Managing Behavior for Down Syndrome Understand the behavior problems and challenges associated with Down syndrome. Provided by the National Down Syndrome Society. What Are Some Behavioral Challenges Typical in Persons With Down … Continue reading

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Why is early intervention important for children with Down Syndrome?

Thank you to my friend Posha for sharing this link with me. Early Intervention for Down Syndrome Get the help you need during the early developmental years of a child with Down syndrome. Provided by the National Down Syndrome Society  … Continue reading

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The four levels of the chewing hierarchy in children with Down Syndrome

I do not think that I have ever posted all four of the chewing hierarchy levels together…pretty sure that I posted about them individually….so wanted to repost them, as seen below.  Please remember the importance in following the chewing hierarchy … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Pre-Feeding exercises

I wanted to re-post these once again…right from birth these exercises should begin!   PRE-FEEDING EXERCISES:   1. Palatal massage:  the goal of the palatal massage is to maintain the shape of the palate.  Find the palatal raphe: The palatal raphe … Continue reading

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