You probably have had a student with an interdental lisp. You may also know that students with an interdental lisp often have a tongue thrust as well. But, did you know, tongue thrust is the common name for Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, or OMDs? Students who have OMDs need much more than just articulation therapy to correct a lisp. They need specialized therapy to retrain their oral rest postures, swallowing habits, as well as their speech. This tool box has everything you need to help you get started treating this disorder!
PLEASE NOTE: THIS THERAPY GUIDE IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS MY OMD TOOL BOX, BUT IT THE ARTICULATION CARDS OR THE ORGANIZATIONAL LABELS!!
This resource contains:
- What are Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders: A handout explaining OMDs, it is perfect for parents and teachers.
- What Causes OMDs: A handout explaining several common causes of OMDs.
- The Orofacial Myology Team: A handout explaining additional referrals that might be needed for individuals with OMDs.
- OMD Parent Observation Evaluation: A parent survey to help you with your evaluation.
- Oral Mechanism Examination Checklist: A checklist to guide your oral mechanism exam.
- Swallowing Evaluation: A guide explaining typical and atypical swallows so that you know what to look for when evaluating swallowing as it relates to tongue thrust.
- Articulation Evaluation: Picture prompts for the phonemes most commonly missed by individuals with OMDs (/t/, /d/, /n/, /l/, /s/, /z/, /sh/, /ch/, /th/, and /j/ (as in juice)). Pictures in color or B/W.
- Why Do I Come To Speech Mini Book: A simple book explaining why a student is coming to speech for a tongue thrust.
- My Speech Helpers Mini Book: A flip book for younger students that introduces the mouth and oral structures.
- My Speech Helpers Reading Passage: A reading passage for students with stronger reading abilities that explains the mouth and oral structures.
- My Speech Helpers Play Dough Activity: Students use the pictures to make the teeth, tongue, and lips out of play dough.
- Speech Helper Labeling Activity: A cut and paste activity to help students locate their articulators.
- Keeping My Mouth Closed Mini Book: A simple flip book for young students teaching about closed oral rest postures.
- Oral Rest Postures Reading Passage: A reading passage explaining the importance of a closed mouth rest posture, for older students.
- Teaching A Closed Mouth Rest Posture: A handout with strategies to help the therapist teach a closed mouth resting posture.
- Oral Rest Posture Parent Handout: A handout to help parents teach a closed mouth oral rest posture.
- Oral Rest Posture Homework Charts
- Teaching the Types of Swallows: A handout with strategies to help the therapist teach the different types of swallows.
- Swallowing Practice Sheet
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