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Q: What is the difference between “oral motor therapy” and “non-speech oral motor exercises”?
Therapy is a process comprised of techniques. Exercise is one type of technique.
This topic has been discussed extensively at the Oral Motor Institute in the article “Oral Motor Treatment vs. Non-speech Oral Motor Exercises: Historical Clinical Evidence of Twenty-two Fundamental Methods.” (Volume No. 2, Monograph No. 2, 9 April 2008.)