Thursday, September 24, 2009

Oral Control & Aspirations

Joy was picked up by Bella’s OT – the specialist in oral motor.  Joy has so many strengths, so we are doing what she calls “fine tuning.”

She watched her drink and says she has every sign of aspirating.  What?  That’s Bella’s deal.  Oh well.    A swallow study has been ordered and we’ll see.  In the meantime, we are thickening her liquids and she is doing so much better!

She is working through the straw hierarchy and we are working on jumping.  Who knew, but those gross motor skills help open up something that helps with speech.

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