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​​ Name: Oral Motor Activities for Speech Program​​ 

SKU:​​ OMASGST

Solution Plan:  ​​​​ 

Oral motor​​ development refers to the use and function of the lips, tongue, jaw, teeth, and the hard and soft palates. The movement and coordination of these structures is important in speech production, safe swallowing, and consuming various food textures.  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

Tongue Exercises: ​​ 

  • Use a vibrating toothbrush to brush teeth (stimulates tongue​​ movement)

  • Licking popsicles or lollipops outside of the mouth

  • Placing applesauce, yogurt, or pudding on the corners of the mouth and having individuals lick it off in front of a mirror if necessary

  • Tongue clicks​​ 

  • Sing “La, la, la”

  • Try to touch​​ tongue to tip of nose​​ 

  • Blow raspberries

  • Count teeth with tongue

Lip and Cheek Exercises:

  • Blowing air kisses

  • Drinking through a straw​​ 

  • Drinking through a straw next: Experiment with thicker textures like milkshakes and even applesauce to make it more challenging.

  • Hold a small carrot stick or other food in between the teeth without using teeth to hold it steady

  • Make silly faces (fish lips, kiss lips puff cheeks out)

  • Humming

  • Pick a nursery rhyme that your child likes and try humming it together

  • Play a harmonica

  • Blow whistles, blow party favors​​ 

Jaw Exercises​​ 

  • Bite on a vibrating toy

  • Handheld massagers can be held to the jaw for a few seconds at a time to stimulate the muscles

  • Use a mesh bag to chew on food directly on back molars Hold (or have them hold) the mesh bag and chew while keeping it in place

 

 

Required Materials:​​ 

1.Straw​​ 

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2.Harmonica​​ 

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3.Whistles

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4.Party Favors/ Blow Items​​ 

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5. Bubbles​​ 

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