Tag Archives: Oral motor skill

Wearing Orthoses, Standing Alone and First Step穿矫形鞋,独立站和迈步

Goals: to begin to wear orthoses, to practice standing alone, and stepping out those first steps. Precondition: Ella is 13 month and 21 day old. She is ready to prepare for walking and standing alone. She needs to use her … Continue reading

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Self-feeding, Pincer Grasp and Chewing自己喂自己PincerGrasp和咀嚼

Goals: to give Ella opportunity to explore her bottle and figure out the way to feed herself, to show Ella sign language, to encourage pincer grasp, to strengthen chewing ability. Preconditions: Ella is 1 year and 25 days. She needs … Continue reading

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Increasing Oral Awareness, Eating Correctly and Whole Body Stimulation

Goal: to continue to increase oral awareness by tapping tongue, to prompt actively participating in eating, to learning correct way to get food from spoon, chew food and swallow food, to learn a strategy for whole body stimulation. Precondition: Ella is … Continue reading

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Knee Walking, High Kneeling Position and Standing up in Correct Way

Goals: to encourage knee walking then pulling up to stand or high kneeling position to reach toy in a high place, to encourage high kneeling position or standing with one hand support while other hand play, to encourage to stand … Continue reading

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Use Chewy Tube to Strengthen Oral Muscles and Awareness

Goal: to teach another strategy to strengthen oral muscles and oral awareness. Precondition: Ella is 10 month old. She has low oral awareness and muscle tone. Environment: chewy tube (or called grabber) for feeding or play with supervision. Play this … Continue reading

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