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Q: I work with infants and often reference the developmental material you present in Apraxia Uncovered. I have a little fellow with an unrepaired cleft palate. He is doing all the skills prior to raspberries and none after. Should I stimulate the raspberries with him? Are raspberries possible with an unrepaired cleft? How much intraoral pressure is needed for them?
I have not worked with babies like this, so I don’t really know the answer to any of your questions. I would be stimulating the raspberries with him, however, just because they are on the normal developmental path. But I would be doing it only to experiment with them to see what happens and to see if they help move him forward, not because I would know what will happen.