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SLP Corner: Literature Review – Non-Speech Oral Motor Exercises

Editor’s Note:  This past week, we reprinted an blog post by Samantha Weatherford regarding EI Strategies .   An OT reader of ours commented that she was not familiar with the evidence that has been collected as of late regarding the ineffectiveness of NSOMEs (non-speech oral motor exercises) in the treatment of phonological and articulation disorders.   In our search for literature to share with this reader we re-discovered this page.
Bowen, C. (2005). What is the Evidence for Oral Motor Therapy?ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, Speech Pathology Australia, October, 2005. 7, 3, 144-147.
Clark, H. M. (2003). Neuromuscular treatments for speech and swallowing: A tutorialAmerican Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 12(4), 400-415.
Clark, H.M. (2005, June 14). Clinical decision making and oral motor treatments. The ASHA Leader, pp. 8-9, 34-35.
Lof, G. L. (2006). Logic, theory, and evidence against using nonspeech oralmotor exercises. ASHA Annual Convention, Miami Beach. WORKSHOP HANDOUT uploaded with the author’s kind permission.
Wilson, E.M., Green, J.R., Yunusova, Y., & Moore, C.A. (2008). Task specificity in early oral motor development. Seminars in Speech and Language. 29, 257-266.
Read and Download the Rest of this Literature Review on Caroline Bowen’s Site

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