Oral Motor and Muscular Therapy
A Difference You can See and Hear!
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Oral motor therapy is techniques used to exercise the muscles of the mouth. This will help with eating, dring, speaking and other mouth activities. Oral motor therapy also increases coordination and stamina of the jaw, lips and tongue which will improve the clarity of speech. Our therapists also use touch cue techniques to guide the jaw, tongue and lips with producing sounds. These techniques improve oral muscular movements thus improving articulation.
Speech and Language Pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and help to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders. They teach individuals how to make sounds, improve their voice, or increase their language skills to communicate more effectively. We work with both ADULTS and PEDS.
The use of a device, system or method that improves an individuals ability to communicate effectively is an AAC. These devices or methods are considered when an individual does not develop or losses speech in the traditional way. AAC's enhance communication and social interaction necessary for school, work, at home, and in the community.
We treat the following conditions
and much more:
- Developmental Speech Disorder and Delays
- Expressive Language Disorder
- Impaired Hearing / Deafness
- Syndromes, Dystrophys, Palsys
- Receptive Expressive Language Disorder
- Speech and Language Deficit
- Stammering and Stuttering
- Any condition affecting speech, language, and communication
We provide DynaVox devices. These are an AAC device available for children and adults. For more information about this device please visit their website at dynavoxtech.com
Speech & Language Therapy