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Fun, Edible Oral Motor Exercises for Kids

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 16th Oct 2013

Incorporating yummy treats into your oral motor therapy sessions is a great way to spark interest and increase attention.  As long as there are no food allergies, the following goodies will sw … read more

Oral Motor Exercises with the Z-Vibe

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 20th May 2013

What is oral motor therapy? 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 t … read more

Easy Oral Motor Exercises to Try - Today!

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 16th Oct 2012

Oral motor therapy works on the oral skills necessary for proper speech and feeding development.  These skills include: awareness, strength, coordination, movement, and endurance of the lips, … read more

Consecutive Bites of Food

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 25th Sep 2012

Question:  I am working with a 2-year-old with CP.  I cannot get him to take consecutive bites of food.  He takes one bite and lets it sit in his mouth until it dissolves, then swall … read more

Tongue Lateralization and Protrusion

Posted by Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP on 26th Sep 2011

Question:  Do you have a tool to increase tongue protrusion and tongue lateralization? We do!  ARK's  Oro-Navigator was specifically created to help individuals "get" the conce … read more