Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment : Ages and Stages / Edition 1

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In recent years there has been a great surge of interest in the area of oral motor assessment and treatment. It almost seems as if an "oral motor explosion" has occurred, and the speech-language pathologists is left wondering Where do I begin? Where can I find appropriate and adequate training in this area? What tools and materials should I buy? What techniques should I use? This book will answer all these questions and many more. Chapters include: Anatomical and Neurological Bases, Physiological Considerations, Key Issues and Treatment Considerations, Birth to 2-year Period Assessment and Treatment, 2- to 4-year Period Assessment and Treatment, 4- to 6-year Period Assessment and Treatment, 6- to 12-year Period Assessment and Treatment, Adolescent and Adult Assessment and Treatment. Report Writing, and Resources and Product Sources. For practicing clinicians in assessment and treatment of oral motor concerns in clients of all ages with a variety of disorders.

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A clinical handbook for speech-language pathologists and other professionals, showing how to assess and treat oral motor concerns in clients of all ages with a variety of disorders. Discusses assessment and treatment techniques, materials, and tools for ages birth through old age, with chapters on areas such as neurological and anatomical bases, physiologic considerations, and treatment considerations, and chapters on age groups. Includes b&w photos demonstrating techniques. Includes checklists, case examples, and interactive experiences, plus information on report writing and a list of product sources. Bahr is affiliated with Loyola College in Maryland. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205297863
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 11/7/2000
  • Series: Oral Motor Assessment Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1.Neurological and Anatomical Bases.

The Importance of Understanding the Neurological and Anatomical Bases of Motor Function.

Neural Development and Control.

Speech Motor Planning: The Cortex of the Brain.

Motor Speech Execution: The Pyramidal System.

Motor Speech Coordination: The Cerebellum.

Motor Speech Modulation: The Extrapyramidal System.

Cranial Nerves.

Anatomical Development of the Oropharyngeal-Laryngeal Mechanisms.

Structures Involved in Eating, Drinking, and Speech Production.

Tongue Shape, Vocal Tract Shape, and Palatal Contact for Speech Production.

Syndromes That Can Affect Oral Motor Function.

2. Physiologic Consideration.

The Relation between Stability and Mobility.

Muscle Tone.

Interactive Experience.


Sensory Systems.

The Relevance of Sensory Integration to Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment.

3. Challenges and Treatment Considerations.

Challenges Impacting Oral Motor Function.

Interative Experience: Limiting Patterns.

Interactive Experiencee: Posture, Texture, Patterns, and Feeding.

Interactive Case Experience.

Treament Considerations

Interactive Experience: Use of Visual Skills.

Interactive Experience: Inhibition and Facilitation.

4. Birth to Age 2: A Critical Learning Period for Oral Motor Development.


Interactive Experience: Normal Development.


Interactive Case Experiences.

5. Ages 2 to 4: A time to Refine Oral Motor Development.



Interactive Experience: Oral Motor Activities.

6. Ages 4 to 6: Working with Preschool-Aged Children.



Interactive Experience: Oral Motor Activities and Exercises.

7. Ages 6 to 12: WOrking with School-Aged Children.



Interactive Experience: The Complex Nature of Oral Motor Tasks.

Interactive Experience: Oral Motor Activities and Exercises.

8. Age 13 and Beyond Working with Adolescentsa nd Adults.


Treatment of Adolescents.

Interactive Experience: Oral Motor Exercises and Activities.

Treament of Adults.

Interactive Experience: Oral Motor Exercises and Activites.

Treatment of Adults Dependent on Others for Case.

9.Report Writing.

Common Challenges Encountered in Report Writing

Full Diagnostic Report Format

SOAP Note Format.

Treatment Notes.

Appendix A: Assessment Tool Reference List.

Appendix B: If in Doubt — Do Not Massage.

Appendix C: Moto-Kinesthetic Speech Training.

Appendix D: Product Sources, Associations and Organizations, Continuing Education, Other Web Sites, and Listservs.

References. @CHAPTER - Index.

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