Standardized Oral Motor (OM) Tests

By Pam Marshalla

Q: I need information on evaluating oral-motor skills in school age articulation/phonological cases as well as appropriate oral-motor exercises/goals for educational IEP’s/settings.

The only test I know of that will give you a standard score for oral motor skills is my test called the MOST — The Marshalla Oral-Sensorimotor Test. It is available through SuperDuper Publications.

The MOST was normed on kids 4;0 – 7;11. It will give you individual scores for jaw, lips, tongue, velum, respiration, phonation, and oscillating oral movements.

All other tests that I am aware of are simple checklists.

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