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“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. Often times these types of activities are recommended to build your child’s awareness of his mouth and how his tongue, … … Continue reading →
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 to the alveolar ridge (just behind the upper front teeth). It must also be able to function independently – or dissociate – from the jaw. Oral motor therapy works on these “pre-requisites” for speech and feeding.