Month: November 2006

What is Oral Motor Therapy?

By Shanti McGinley

Q: What is oral motor therapy? This is the definition I use: Oral-motor therapy (OMT) is┬áthe process of facilitating improved jaw, lip and tongue function. Oral-motor techniques can be used in any of the following therapies: articulation, phonology, dysphagia, feeding, orofacial myology, and occupational or physical therapy. You can discover the importance of speech movements by engaging in a simple procedure. Count aloud from one to ten. Did anything move? Now count aloud from one to ten without moving anything….