AGE GROUP: 3+
The therapy resource entitled “Oral-Facial Exercises” contains a practical set of activities which are aimed at strengthening the structures of the oropharyngeal mechanism, with a view to improving its function.
The activities can be used:
- by specialist speech therapists,
- by parents, under the guidance of a specialist speech therapist,
- by other specialist therapists.
The eBook includes 54 exercises, which are grouped according to the structure of the speech apparatus which is being targeted and the functional characteristics of the structure that is expected to be reinforced. The physical structures addressed are the TONGUE,the LIPS,the SOFT PALATEandthe JAW.
The exercises are presented in the form of picture task cards and are accompanied by corresponding drawings. In addition, record forms are provided for all the exercises. Each record form lists the exercises targeting a specific structure, along with the functional characteristics which are to be enhanced, and enables the therapist to record the learner’s successful and unsuccessful attempts, as well as any further comments regarding the exercises performed.
Finally, the book provides information on the process of the Oral-Facial Examinationand the ways in which the picture cards can be used in a therapy plan.
Type: 1 pdf File
Size: 7.3 MB
Number of pages: 54
Author: Angeliki Psochiou – Speech Therapist
Digital Processing: Elsa Androutsou
Illustrations: Eleni Mantha – Occupational Therapist
Translation & Proofreading:Sofia Natsa
Readable on: PC / Mac, Tablet PCs, E-Readers
Printable format available: Yes
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