This form of therapy is used in conjunction with Speech and Feeding therapy. It involves muscle based exercises to improve the strength , range and coordination of the oral musculature.
This typical involves the use of a variety of tools. The tools use are non-nutritive, to assist children with oral placement. Oral Motor Therapy benefits kids who have both speech deficits and feeding deficits. If a child has a speech deficit, these tools assist the therapist in allowing the children to get the oral postures need to facilitate specific sounds. In regard to feeding therapy, the tools are used to provide safe, non-nutritive way to improve feeding skills.