Oral motor therapy works on the oral skills necessary for proper speech and feeding development. For example, try saying “la la la” right now, paying attention to what your tongue is doing. In order to produce the /l/ sound, the tongue tip must elevate
A quick and easy informal assessment for your young students to assess their oral motor skills. These friendly cards look at 14 basic movements involving the lips, tongue, jaw, teeth and includes double oral motor movements. Can be particularly useful for 2-5 year old as part of a speech assessment and suspected CAS/apraxia
“Oral motor exercises may be implemented into your child’s therapy program for various reasons, whether it be to increase muscle tone and/or strength, stability, movement, or to increase overall awareness for feeding and/or speech production.