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Winter Oral Motor Activities

Winter oral motor activities can be fun indoor play during these cold months to work on strengthening the muscles in and around the mouth such as your cheeks, jaw, tongue, and lips. By practicing and strengthening oral motor skills, it may help children to improve their feeding skills, arousal level and more.

Winter oral motor activities can be fun indoor play during these cold months to work on strengthening the muscles in and around the mouth such as your cheeks, jaw, tongue, and lips. By practicing and strengthening oral motor skills, it may help children to improve their feeding skills, arousal level and more. Winter Oral Motor […]

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10 Ideas for Oral Sensory Seekers in the Classroom

10 Ideas for Oral Sensory Seekers in the Classroom

10 Ideas for Oral Sensory Seekers in the Classroom Do you see students chewing the tops off of pencils, mouthing their fingers, chewing their t-shirt or making excessive mouth noises?  Maybe these oral habits increase during stressful times in the classroom.  Some children seek oral input to help with self regulation and attention span.  Providing […]

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Gum Chewing and Headaches

Gum chewing is occasionally recommended for children as part of a sensory diet therefore I thought this research regarding gum chewing and headaches was important to mention.  Pediatric Neurology will be publishing research on 30 patients between 6-19 years old who had chronic or migraine headaches and chewed gum daily.  The medical doctor, Dr. Watemburg, […]