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Is it normal that my son only uses his tongue to chew his food?

Me and my husband recently took custody of our 3 year old nephew. He has Down syndrome and has a lot of food allergies. When he eats it the food is hard ex: apple he uses his teeth to chew, if it is someth8ng like chicken he will use his tongue and the roof of his mouth. Very often he barely chews at all and will just swallow it. We live in a remote part of Mexico so we don’t have access to therapist. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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