Speech Therapy -> Oral Motor Skills

Oral Motor Skills

Coordination of oral structures and how they work together to produce speech sounds

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Related Disorder(s)

  • Motor Speech Disorders - Dysarthria can be related to neurological damage, however it can be related to many other causes. Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder above all. A dysarthria diagnoses can come from a weakened Parkinson’s patient, a anatomy damaged TBI patient, a stroke patient with cranial nerve and strength deficits, etc).
  • Childhood apraxia of speech - Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a disorder that involves difficulty in making speech sounds voluntarily and stringing these sounds together in the correct order to make words. A person with childhood apraxia of speech is not intellectually impaired. Speech pathologists assess, diagnose and support people with CAS.


  • Kaufman Speech Praxis Test for Children preview

    Kaufman Speech Praxis Test for Children 0


    Assists in the diagnosis and treatment of developmental apraxia (dyspraxia) of speech in preschool children.

  • Beckman Oral Motor Evaluation Protocol preview

    Beckman Oral Motor Evaluation Protocol 0

    Beckman Oral Motor

    Uses assisted movement and stretch reflexes to quantify response to pressure and movement, range, strength, variety and control of movement for the lips cheeks, jaw, tongue and soft palate.

  • Bedside Dysphagia preview

    Bedside Dysphagia

    During this portion of the evaluation, the patient's history is reviewed for possible etiologic factors that may contribute to swallowing disorders.