Our precious son Christian was born with Down syndrome in August of 2007. The first 6 months were filled with the greatest love for our son, as well as the overwhelming task of finding all of the right therapies, tools and programs to help him develop into a happy, healthy toddler. Our family is very fortunate to have found Jenn Buck and she is unquestionably a perfect addition to our son’s “team.”
Jenn’s knowledge of Down syndrome and her extensive background in different oral motor techniques have been extremely beneficial for Christian. One of the things Jenn taught us was how to start Christian on a straw. He started straw drinking at 7 months old and by the time he turned 1, he was able to use the same straws and straw cups as our 3 year old daughter. I have had several other parents and therapist comment on his lip closure, straw drinking and tone around
him mouth. I truly believe the techniques Jenn taught our family have provided Christian with an invaluable opportunity which will turn into better communication and clearer speech patterns as he becomes an older child/adult.
Jenn also provides support for our family as we learn about Down syndrome and decide on the best programs and therapies for our son. She is extremely patient and I feel she tailors our oral motor program based on Christian’s individual needs as well as our family’s comfort level with implementing it. Her professionalism, responsiveness and energetic attitude are exceptional and I always leave therapy feeling confident I have the best tools and techniques to help our son progress each week. -Karen S.