Oral Motor / Swallowing Evaluation
This oral motor/ swallowing evaluation involves taking clinical photographs of a client's posture, face, mouth, teeth, tongue, & lips.
We measure the target orofacial structures and skills. We evaluate the structure, range of movement, stability, control, coordination, and dissociation of a client's jaw, lips, tongue, & cheeks. We use a combination of structured therapy tools and fun toys to assess these skills.
We analyze a client's eating, chewing, drinking, and swallowing skills with a variety of food textures. Due to allergies, we ask the client/ parent to bring crunchy, soft, hard, puree, chewy foods and a drink.