Tag Archives: DOWN SYNDROME

How to teach straw drinking…and amazing Mary!

    Thank you to Mary’s mama for allowing me to post these great pictures.  Mary is an amazing little girl…and I am blessed to have the opportunity to work with her and her great family.  When teaching straw drinking…I … Continue reading

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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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The Best Kept Secret~Shh!

Please go to my home page…look to the right…and click on….. “The Best Kept Secret-Shh!’…share this link with your family and friends….hoping that you guys are DOWN with it all. xxx

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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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Thanks Christine! “It’s better than you think”…..

Most of you know that I do not have a child with Down syndrome….however I seek to spread awareness…as my friend Christine has coined: “It’s better than you think.”   Today I met a woman with a little girl named … 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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