Feeding Options and Oral Motor Methods: Paving the Way for Optimal Speech

This talk will educate participants on current and optimal dietary options to ensure better overall health for their child with Down syndrome. The impact of diet and different methods on how to transition children with Down syndrome to solid foods will be discussed. Oral motor and feeding treatment methods will be explained as well as the importance of using these methods in order to develop a strong foundational base for feeding skills and the development of speech.


Jill Rabin is a pediatric speech pathologist and international board certified lactation consultant. She has a private practice in the Chicagoland area where she sees at-risk and special needs breastfeeding patients, children with Down syndrome and children with feeding aversion, through the early intervention system. She runs a quarterly educational group called the North Shore Down Syndrome Awareness Program.