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Q: Which of your books do you suggest for teaching me the number of repetitions or the amount of seconds for engaging in oral-motor exercises?
I do not teach oral-motor as if it was an exercise routine; I teach oral-motor techniques to facilitate sound production. Therefore, none of my books will give you that type of information. I do no measures of number of trials, or number of seconds, etc..
Instead I teach how to facilitate a movement to achieve a phoneme. The child’s ability to produce the phoneme is your measure of success. In specific:
- Frontal Lisp, Lateral Lisp contains no oral-motor exercises. It contains methods for facilitating jaw stability and tongue grooving for production of the sibilants.
- Successful R Therapy contains no oral-motor exercises. It contains methods to achieve tongue position for R.
- Oral Motor Techniques in Articulation and Phonological Therapy contains no oral-motor exercises. It contains methods for facilitating jaw, lip, and tongue movements for phoneme productions, and it contains methods to normalize oral-tactile sensitivity.