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Oral Motor Skills Progression

Eating is one of the most complex human functions. It requires precise timing, movement, and coordination of the lips, tongue, and jaw to prepare food for swallowing. For children with oral motor challenges eating can quickly become fatiguing, resulting in reduced stamina to finish a meal, a diet restricted to “easy” foods, and/or unsafe feeding. Meals may become exhausting and stressful for both the child and their family. I will work with you and your child to improve chewing and swallowing skills. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s feeding skills, I’m happy to help.