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The Oral-Motor Debate

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The Oral-Motor Debate

By: Stephanie Bruno Dowling, MS CCC-SLP


I must admit, I love a good controversy every once in awhile! Recently I have been both fascinated and flabbergasted by some of the comments posted on the blog related to oral-motor therapy and its effectiveness. I myself am a huge supporter of oral-motor therapy and use it almost everyday with the majority of the children I treat in EI. I was shocked to read some of the recent comments announcing that oral-motor therapy is not supported by ASHA, there is no research to substantiate its validity, and that it may not really be a worthwhile practice especially when related to speech stimulation.

See the full Article on the Advance for Speech Pathology website HERE

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