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Q: What can I do from a muscle-based perspective to engage the upper lip?
There have been many methods of stimulating lip movement in the articulation, motor speech, oral motor, feeding, dysphagia, and orofacial myofunctional literature. The following sources are my favorite ones for activities to facilitate lip mobility. [Presented alphabetically]
- Dworkin, J. P. (1991). Motor speech disorders: A treatment guide. St. Louis: Mosby.
- Garliner, D. (1981) Myofunctional therapy. Coral Gables: Institute for Myofunctional Therapy.
- Marshalla, P. J. (1992). Oral motor techniques in articulation and phonological therapy. Mill Creek: Marshalla Speech and Language.
- Morris, S. E., & Klein, M. D. (2000, 1987). Pre-feeding skills: A comprehensive resource for mealtime development, 2nd addition. Austin: Pro-Ed.
- Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2001) Oral-motor exercises for speech clarity. Tucson: Talk Tools.