I was planning on doing this simple circle matching game that I made from a file folder and velcro.
But Adeline had other plans, Rescue Heros!!!
Adeline loves to play with her brother!
I thought I would share some of the oral motor tools we are using right now. About a year ago we had the chance to have an evaluation with Talk Tools. This was one of the most informative evaluations we ever had. It has taken me some time to put everything into our routine and some days are better than others but every little bit helps I believe.
Blowing Bubbles, this is fun and helps develop air flow.
Blowing a Kazoo, helps develop lip closure, practise making all kinds of sounds. Adeline loves her kazoo.
One of the most important for Adeline is this red chewy tube. She has some jaw weakness along with jaw instability. Chewing on this in sets of five on each, five times a day is part of her plan. I don't always get it in five times a day but we usually do more than five chews. I have been trying to build her chews up. Sometimes when she is watching her Baby You Can Read DVD, I will just give it to her to chew on.
The chewy tubes are available in four colors, red is the second in the line up. Next are green, and blue.