ask a therapist: biting through chew tools

My 5 year old son has Down syndrome and chews on grabbers (purple and green Ps). He chews and bites so hard that he bites through the tubes. Any recommendations? He only eats pureed food, b...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 08 Oct 12

ask a therapist: when to start tongue retraction exercises?

I have attended two of Sara‘s workshops. I have a 7-11 year old student with a frontal lisp who still sucks his thumb at night and sometimes during the day. His tongue is forward with ...

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Talktool admin 04 Oct 12

ask a therapist: down syndrome feeding question

Hello, my daughter is almost 2 years old and has Down Syndrome. We had the opportunity to meet Lori Overland when my daughter was about 9 months old. I feel so fortunate to have found TalkTo...

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Talktool admin 13 Sep 12

ask a therapist: nutritive feeding for charge syndrome

I have a 4 year old student with CHARGE SYNDROME. He has minimal intake and could be looking at a feeding tube if this declines any more. Mom is totally fighting with him (holding one hand w...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 14 Aug 12

ask a therapist: feeding therapy with bite straws

Hi Lori. Without seeing the student, can you tell me if this sounds like accurate application of the Feeding Therapies we learned in your workshop? When using the bite straws with a one yea...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 30 Jul 12

ask a therapist: bite block hierarchy application

I bought the OPT Program, but am struggling with one part of it. I have a child who can hold the bite block #2 between her teeth on the L and R sides for 15 seconds with isometric pull. S...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 23 Jul 12

ask a therapist: complicated premie with feeding issues

I am treating a beautiful, 4 month old baby born at 29 weeks gestation. Meyer was immediately intubated and sent to NICU where he experienced bouts of apnea. Meyer was given feeds on 2/3 for...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 16 Jul 12

ask a therapist: oral motor strengthening

I was just assigned a 13 month old who was diagnosed at birth with bells palsy. He is much better now and the weakness on one side only shows up when he smiles (mom showed me how it droops i...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 09 Jul 12

ask a therapist: feeding evaluation questions

We are just beginning our feeding clinic at a Medical Center for outpatient pediatrics. I have done one feeding evaluation since taking your class Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach,...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 02 Jul 12

ask a therapist: picky eater

I have a question regarding a 4 year old boy diagnosed with autism in a school setting. At first, he was only eating baby food (various flavors). Now, he eats baby food with Beech Nut baby c...

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TalkTools Marketing Dept. 22 May 12