Oral motor therapy works on the oral skills like blowing, sucking, swallowing, chewing and breathing. These skills are necessary for proper speech and feeding development. In order to execute such skills we need to make sure we have good awareness, strength, coordination, movement, and endurance of the lips, cheeks, tongue, and jaw.
During Oral Motor activities , we will help your child/adult to develop these skills easier.
Who can benefit from Oral Motor?
Oral Motor skills are required in all of us, it is part of our milestones and our development. Children and adults with atypical oral motor skills will benefit from it.
Feeding Clinic is in combination with Oral Motor therapy will help children and adults who struggles with food, textures and smells, and has difficulties in oral motor area.
Who can benefit from Feeding Clinic?
The purpose of a feeding clinic is to:
- Thoroughly assess a patient’s feeding and eating skills
- Offer suggestions and support to families
- Make referrals for appropriate therapies
At the time of the feeding evaluation, a Padovan therapist and an Occupational therapist will assess the child/adult.
Feeding Clinic is more than just “teaching a child to eat”. Therapists work closely with patients and their families to determine the source of the individual´s difficulties and develop very specific therapies to make the entire process of eating easier and more enjoyable.