Posted by: Indonesian Children | August 3, 2009

Oral Motor Assessment

Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment: Ages and Stages
Diane Chapman Bahr, Loyola College in Maryland

ISBN-10: 0205297862
ISBN-13: 9780205297863

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright: 2001
Format: Paper; 272 pp
Published: 11/07/2000

Suggested retail price: $92.80
Buy from myPearsonStore

Request a printed exam copy
Email this page to a colleague
Prepare for the First Day of Class
Learn about customization options

This clinical handbook addresses the assessment and treatment of oral motor concerns in clients of all ages with a variety of disorders.

In recent years there has been increased interest in the area of oral motor assessment and treatment. It seems as if an “oral motor explosion” has occurred, and the speech-language pathologist 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?”Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment answers these and many other questions.

  • Checklists, tables, and figures are provided to assist the clinician in accurately diagnosing muscle function and motor planning issues in the range of clients requiring oral motor assessment and treatment.
  • Specific treatment ideas are discussed for specific age groups (birth to 2-years; 2- to 4-years; 4- to 6-years; 6- to 12-years; adolescent and adult) with a variety of disorders and severity levels.
  • An overview of available assessment and treatment tools assists the clinician in choosing appropriate tools and materials.
  • Interactive experiences and case examples throughout assist the clinician in assimilating and integrating the information provided in each chapter, allowing the clinician to immediately apply this information.
  • Report writing information, product sources, an extensive appendix, and many resources are included in the book.

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.

Speech / Language Intervention (Communication Sciences & Disorders)


View a Sample Chapter PDF:


CourseCompass (5.0) Instructor Quick Start Guide
Allyn & Bacon & Longman
© 2007 | Allyn & Bacon | Paper | Instock
ISBN-10: 0205531709 | ISBN-13: 9780205531707



Supported  by


Yudhasmara Foundation

Office ; JL Taman Bendungan Asahan 5 Jakarta Indonesia 10210

phone : 62(021) 70081995 – 5703646

email :,




Clinic and Editor in Chief :


email :

curriculum vitae



Copyright © 2009, Children Speech Clinic  Information Education Network. All rights reserved



  1. salam kenal dari saya dok, ujang salim, terapis wicara.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: