Tag Archives: DOWN SYNDROME FEEDING

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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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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The importance of the pre-feeding exercises in children with Down Syndrome

Look how beautiful…and wonderful…Lila has worked hard on all of her pre-feeding exercises…her mama too! So proud of them…and thanks for sharing and allowing me to share!   This picture is so important…because it shows Lila’s tongue retraction….Go Lila!….be sure to … 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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Spoon feeding in children with Down Syndrome-more inspiration!

Thank you to Latricia and beautiful Lila for sharing the link below.  Following the pre-feeding exercises is so important…and see how much they “paid off”…look at Lila’s lip closure!  Thanks Latricia.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIGVH-1WwDI&feature=g-upl

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How to teach Honey Bear Straw Drinking-Technique #3

    This post is in reference to the third technique used when teaching Honey Bear Straw drinking. You can find the other two techniques under the link to the right of my home page: Honey Bear Straw Drinking in Children … Continue reading

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Spoon feeding in children with Down Syndrome

More thanks to Latricia and to beautiful Lila of course!! For sharing and demonstrating spoon-feeding in children with Down Syndrome….and of course a thank you to the amazing Lori Overland from Talk Tools for sharing her knowledge with all of us. … Continue reading

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