Look at the larger picture of treating oral-facial disorders with this inclusive approach and get step-by-step treatment techniques, reproducible forms, and more than 100 pages of illustrated exercises.
- Improve oral-facial movement
- Normalize sensory responses
- Advance the level of eating and drinking
Large type and clear line illustrations make the simple exercises easy to reproduce for clients. Get exercises for:
- breathing and visualization
- posture and stretches
- neck and shoulder
- voice and resonance
Extra helps are included for:
- drooling management
- multisensory stimulation
- acupressure techniques
Organize your practice with reproducible materials that you may copy or print from the FREE CD:
- evaluation forms
- referral form
- progress logs
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- Oral-motor exercises practiced in an efficient manner within the principles of a motor learning model were found to be effective in improving articulation in individuals with dysarthria (McGhee, Cornwell, Addis, & Jarman, 2006).
- Individuals with dysphagia who exhibit disorders within the oral preparation or oral transit phases of swallowing will benefit from oral-motor control, and lingual and labial range of motion exercises. These exercises will improve proper manipulation of food within the oral cavity (Logemann, 1998).
- Respiratory weakness is common in flaccid dysarthria. Various compensatory postures and breathing exercises are needed to improve respiratory support for functional speech (Freed, 2000).
- Controversy exists in the speech pathology field on how nonspeech oral movements directly improve speech production. Oral-motor exercises of tongue or jaw may not transfer directly to speech movements when performed alone; however, there is some beginning research that when these exercises are directly paired with the speech skill (such as practicing adequate lingual elevation followed by speech production of words containing lingual-alveolar phonemes) some patients may show improved speech production. Thus, motor skill training may improve brain reorganization for speech production more so than motor strength training (Ludlow et al., 2008).
The Source for Oral-Facial Exercises Updated & Expanded incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
Freed, D. (2000). Motor speech disorders diagnosis and treatment. San Diego, CA: Singular.
Ludlow, C.L., Hoit, J., Kent, R., Ramig, L.O., Shrivastav, R., Strand, E., et al. (2008). Translating principles of neural plasticity into research on speech motor control recovery and rehabilitation. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51, S240-S258.
Logemann, J.A. (1998). Evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.
McGhee, H., Cornwell, P., Addis, P., & Jarman, C. (2006). Treating dysarthria following traumatic brain injury: Investigating the benefits of commencing treatment during post-traumatic amnesia in two participants. Brain Injury, 20(2), 1307-1319.