Oral motor activities for kids who chew on everything - comes with a free printable list of activities and suggestions of great oral motor chewy toys! Great for kids with sensory processing issues and/or autism from And Next Comes L. Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources pinterest.com/sostherapy/.
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.