Oral Motor Exam Assessment Cards

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Have you ever struggled to elicit a simple oral motor evaluation with your students? Do you find that children are reluctant to open their mouths, or are confused by some of the directions in typical oral-facial exams?

These colorful and engaging cards contain relatable and funny actions such as 'lick your lips like you’ve had something yummy’, to increase participation (especially with your preschool-aged students) but MORE IMPORTANTLY, allow you to get the information that you need about a child's oral motor functioning.

Pairing simple oral movements involving the jaw, tongue, lips, and teeth, these cards give simple directions such as ‘open your mouth like a crocodile’. Double oral motor movements and DDK rates are included.

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Don’t want to print? This file contains a separate PDF document so that you can upload the informal assessment to your tablet and use as a quick to access, on-the-go option. Just use your favorite way to transfer PDFs to your iPad (like dropbox) and save in a place such as iBooks (free app on the iPad) and it will always be stored there for easy access.

Read on the Blog my tips and tricks to getting an oral motor evaluation done.

These are fantastic to integrate into your everyday assessment, particularly for children with speech difficulties, suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech and even language delayed students who you query if there are underlying motor-planning difficulties. Make it play-based and have toys, puppets and pretend food so that you can elicit these cards easily as part of dynamic assessment. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of oral motor movements, so I have listed below what the cards cover in terms of oral movements.



The cards included for the oral movements:

✅ -- Jaw - open, bite

✅ -- Lips - protrude, pucker, lip seal, retract

✅ -- Tongue - protrude, lick lips, side-side, elevate

✅ -- Teeth - on lips

✅ -- Double Movements - retract/protrude, bite/blow, smile/kiss, protrude/lip seal

✅ -- Oral exam card (to look in the child's mouth)

✅ -- DDK cards for /p/, /t/, /k/ and pat-a-cake

✅ -- A full page Oral Motor screener form has also been added in COLOR and B&W

✅ -- For an idea on size - there are 4 cards to a page for the printed version, but one card to a page for the iPad document. If you are wanting to save the 19 page 'tablet' version to your iPad, I just save the PDF in my free iBooks app so that it is always there.


What people are saying
“Great product for my little kiddos on caseload. It makes oral-mechs fun for everyone!”

“My kids love the visuals and are more willing to imitate OM movements with them!”

“LOVE IT! Such a fun and engaging way to do oral motor exams”

“Fun and kids love it. They think they're pulling silly faces at me”

“Finally- a way to make oral motor assessments fun and engaging!”

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Love hearing your feedback - and may every tongue stick out for you! If you have any further suggestions for updates and things to add, please email me at adventuresinspeechpathology@gmail.com

Rebecca - Adventures in Speech Pathology

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19 pages digital + 8 pages of cards
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