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Functional Oral Motor Exercises using Foods/Liquids

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
Feeding therapists may use certain tools for oral motor exercises prior to or in conjunction with eating. When these tools aren’t accessible or available, food and drink can be used in functional activities to meet oral motor development goals. This resource contains quick and functional exercises using various food items to improve the strength, coordination, […]
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Fun Ways to Practice Articulation at Home

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
Motivation is key in getting children to practice their speech sounds at home.  Here are some fun ideas for incorporating practice into different games/activities at home. 
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Food Textures/Consistencies with Examples (Pediatric Feeding Therapy)

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
This handy reference is helpful in understanding differences in food textures and consistencies when working with children on feeding therapy goals. The terms used for various textures can be used at mealtimes/during therapy to help children describe what they see, feel, and taste!
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Food Group Sorting Activity

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
Feeding therapy often targets goals to increase a child’s comprehension and knowledge of food groups and nutrition based on their age. Visuals help children understand concepts better, and examining images of food may improve tolerance to interacting with the actual food. This activity offers an opportunity to learn about food groups and specific items in […]
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Food Diary for Home Carryover

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
When a child participates in feeding therapy, carryover to the home and other settings is imperative for generalization (i.e., using skills outside of therapy). Tracking what is offered to the child and what the child accepts is a great place to start using this handy diary.
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Fluency Therapy: Bumpy vs. Smooth Speech

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
This therapy resource comes with a clear visual of a bumpy road and a smooth road. Kids are asked to use the images to identify examples of fluent or dysfluent speech.
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Find The Word Picture Scene (Teletherapy Friendly)

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
This fun activity helps to keep the child engaged when practicing speech sounds. Pointing to and naming pictures in this scene is also a great way to work on vocabulary. Includes /s/, /l/, and /r/ sounds.
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Find the Hidden /R/ Activity

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
This seek-and-find articulation activity targets /r/ in all positions of words and can be used in structured speech therapy sessions or for daily practice carryover at home with parents and caregivers.
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Final Consonant Deletion Drill Practice

December 24, 2021 by txinsights.
Use the picture cards to help children with low intelligibility due to the phonological process of deleting final consonants. Includes 2 pages with a total of 30 images for structured therapy within session.
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