Ages and Stages, Birth to Three, Oral-Motor & Feeding, Therapy Activities, Therapy Tools, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized

Pre-feeding Exercises for Children with DS: A must?

In response to the many recent blog posts on the topic, I’ve decided to chime in with a series on oral-motor therapy, feeding, and DS. We’re going to start with the basics, move into myths I’ve read online, and finish up with what really works! So what are pre-feeding exercises? Pre-feeding exercises are activities the parent or caregiver… Continue reading Pre-feeding Exercises for Children with DS: A must?

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Ages and Stages, Oral-Motor & Feeding, Therapy Tools

Quick Post on Oral Motor Exercises

Food for thought... 2011 Research on Non-Speech Oral Motor Exercises (NSOME)

Ages and Stages, Birth to Three, Oral-Motor & Feeding, Speech & Language, Therapy Tools, Tips and Tricks

NDSC Convention Handouts: Down syndrome and Feeding Session

As promised at NDSC's AMAZING 2012 convention in Washington, DC...handouts from "Fantastic Feeders." Krystin and I would like to thank all of the attendees, both in person and online, for your encouragement and positive feedback. Fantastic Feeders, NDSC Convention 2012 Developmental Daily Food Guide If you are interested in watching the presentation online NDSC recorded our session… Continue reading NDSC Convention Handouts: Down syndrome and Feeding Session

Ages and Stages, Birth to Three, Oral-Motor & Feeding, Therapy Tools, Tips and Tricks

Upcoming speaking events and a NEW BLOG NAME!

Since my last post my domain name expired and was purchased by a website not in any way affiliated with me or Down syndrome. So, I've got a new blog name: http://www.talk-ds.org. Please let your friends know! In one week I will be speaking with my colleague Krystin Turner, OTR/L on feeding and Down syndrome at… Continue reading Upcoming speaking events and a NEW BLOG NAME!

Assistive Technology, Birth to Three, Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High, Oral-Motor & Feeding, Speech & Language, Therapy Activities, Therapy Tools, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized

Upcoming Speaking Engagements: Greater Richmond, VA and DC

I will be speaking March 16 & 17th in Richmond, VA hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond.  Friday night is a general presentation on the communication strengths and challenges of children with Down syndrome. Saturday will include two workshops. The first, from 10 am - 1 pm,  is for parents and professionals of… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagements: Greater Richmond, VA and DC