The issue of whether non-speech oral motor treatments (NSOMTs) should be used in speech therapy is still controversial. This course provides a quick overview of non-speech oral motor movements, and discusses statistics regarding the usage of this treatment approach by clinicians, the evidence related to NSOMTs for a few clinical areas, and suggestions for further reading.
Course created on March 17, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to define non-speech oral motor treatments or exercises (NSOMTs or NSOMEs).
- After this course, participants will be able to identify data trends and arguments for/against SLPs' usage of NSOMTs.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the current evidence regarding NSOMTs for treating individuals with speech disorders and swallowing problems.
Dr. Lee is a Lecturer in Speech and Hearing Sciences at University College Cork, Republic of Ireland. Her research interest and expertise include perceptual and instrumental investigations of speech disorders associated with structural anomalies and neurological impairment; listener training for auditory-perceptual judgements of speech; and Cochrane Systematic Review. She has authored or co-authored over 40 articles and book chapters and a book. She is currently a steering group member of DELAD – an initiative for sharing corpora of speech of individuals with speech disorders (website: http://delad.net/), a member of The Child Speech Disorder Research Network (UK and Ireland), a member of The Cochrane Collaboration (2018-2023), and a member on the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Committee of the International Association of Communication Sciences and Disorders (known as IALP). She served as the Editor of Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies – the official journal of The Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (2010-2019) and currently serving as a Section Editor of the Speech Section of The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal.
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AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential
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