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Oral Motor Exercises
Speech sounds are made by a series of movements by the lips, cheeks, teeth, and tongue. Many children who have articulation errors have weak tongue muscles and have a harder time coordinating the movements of the tongue and other oral structures to produce the sounds they need for clear communication. The tongue is a muscle and like any other muscle in your body when you exercise it, the muscle becomes stronger. Oral motor exercises have proven to be very helpful for many students. Click on the words 'Oral Motor Exercises' below and you will see several oral motor exercises to choose from. Click on the one that applies to your child. Have your child complete each exercise according to the specifications on the sheet.