Category Archives: Oral Motor Skills

Why a Long Island Speech Therapist Incorporates Movement and Sensory Activities into Speech Therapy Sessions

Many complex processes contribute to a child’s ability to speak, including motor learning, motor planning, sensory processing and sensory integration.  The production of a single syllable requires the participation of 8-10 body parts and the coordinated action of 70 muscles. … Continue reading

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What is a Speech and Language Screening?

Speech and Language Screenings are a wonderful tool to determine if a child is developing within the “average” range when compared to other children his or her age.  Screening tests identify conditions that might need further assessment and are an … Continue reading

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Hippotherapy as a Speech Therapy Treatment Strategy for Oral Motor, Swallowing and Feeding Difficulties

Hippotherapy can be used to address a wide variety of speech and language goals (see my blog on Hippotherapy as a Speech Therapy Treatment Strategy).  Virtually any goal that a Speech Therapist works on in a clinic setting can also … Continue reading

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Hippotherapy as a Speech Therapy Treatment Strategy

Speech and language development is not just about what occurs in the mouth.   Organization and integration of the sensory systems and core strength, trunk control and breath support are important parts of speech and language development.  The ability to register … Continue reading

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Fun Winter Speech & Language Activities for Kids to do at Home

Speech and Language home practice does not have to seem like a chore!  Try these free or almost free fun ideas for winter speech and language home practice.  Your kids will have so much fun that they won’t even realize … Continue reading

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