Have you ever treated a student with an interdental lisp or tongue thrust? Obviously, you have. 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!
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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
- Articulation Cards: Isolation: Pictures depicting the production of the phonemes most frequently missed by individuals with OMDs- /t/, /d/, /n/, /l/, /s/, /z/, /sh/, /ch/, /th/, and /j/.
- Articulation Cards: Syllables: Visual cards to practice making sounds at the syllable level.
- Articulation Cards: There are 2-3 pages of cards for the initial, medial, and final positions of the following phonemes at the word level: /t/, /d/, /n/, /l/, /s/, /z/, /sh/, /ch/, /th/, and /j/. Cards are in color and B/W. Over 130 pages of cards in total.
- Card Deck Cover Pages: Beautiful cover pages in gold, blush, and navy to go with the articulation card decks.
- Drawer Labels: The drawer labels can be used make the toolbox with a navy, blush, and gold theme! I used this tool box from Amazon to organize all of my OMD materials!
IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE ENOUGH ARTICULATION CARDS OR DO NOT WANT TO CREATE THE ENTIRE TOOL BOX, YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN CHECKING OUT MY OMD THERAPY GUIDE. It is exactly the same as this toolbox, but it does not include the articulation cards or the labels to create the organized toolbox.
Thank you so much,
Jessica, The Gift of Gab
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