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Hi there! We have a new child who is having Speech and Language Therapy. Mum gave me a letter from the SPL Therapist who says she wants us to play lip games encouraging more awareness of lip closure - he dribbles excessively.

 

Does anyone have any first hand experience of this and do you have any exercises and games we could use as the SPL Therapist offered none. I am going to ring her tho but know you guys will come up trumps before I can get her on the phone :o

Thanks!

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Just dashing out but didn't want to read and run!

 

My immediate thought is have you heard of 'Mr Tongue' ?

 

I haven't got anything I can attach as it's all at work but it was recommmended by a SALT seeing one of our children.

 

Maybe a quick google of Mr Tongue might throw something up but I will come back tomorrow when I have had a root around at work and see what I can find!

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Thank you Geraldine. All help gratefully received. I think I've got a tatty copy of Mr Tongue but I think his concentration is so poor we could only do a bit but I will try!

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just putting my thought down,

 

would games to make silly sounds which require you to keep lips together be a way to go..

 

like blowing raspberries or train or car brumm sounds.. is there a story you could make up using toys and these sounds incorporated.

 

Inge

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how about things like -bubble blowing ,blow football, bubble painting, blowing paint with straws.

songs such as - baa baa black sheep ,

mirrors so they can see what shapes their mouths make,

sound bags - pretty bag with different objects in , they then pick out an object and name it -you could use objects that start with the same letters and change the letters each day letters such as 'mmm' 'bbbbb' 'pppp' etc

a bag with animals in and they choose an animal and make the noises

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i would suggest tactile chewing objects to develop mouth muscles, including food items such as dried mango (if he can manage that) as it's usually a loose mouth that dribbles.

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i would suggest tactile chewing objects to develop mouth muscles, including food items such as dried mango (if he can manage that) as it's usually a loose mouth that dribbles.

We have had some success with Chewy Tubes, having had them recommended to us by our Inclusion support team.

 

Maz

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A few years ago we had a little girl with similar problems - we were asked to encourage her to suck - using straws at snack was good - it all helps to develop the right muscle within the jaw.

Also mum was encouraged to provide drinks with straws - luckily there are flasks with straws these days so drinks cartons with too much sugar are not necessary!

 

Spiral.

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felt better not to suggest it...

Trust Beau to lower the tone eh Inge?

 

Thanks for this - they look really good to the lay person. Have saved them away because you never know when they might come in handy!

 

Maz

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