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ORAL MOTOR GROCERY LIST

Strengthen Suck and Blow:
(Note: Sugar is not good for droolers. Citrus facilitates sucking.)

Applesauce (+ Apple Juice)
Carmel Suckers
Charleston Chews
 
Cran Juices
Flat Sugarless Candy
Food Dips (variety)

Fresh Orange Wedges
Grapefruit Juice
 
Grapefruit Wedges
Jello Cubes
Juice Bars
Juice Smoothies

Lemonade
Lick-um-ade
Milkshakes
Peanut Butter
Popsicles
Puddings (+ Milk)

Increasing Jaw Control: Facilitate Munch and 3-Dimensional Chew:
Munch-Crunch

Apples
Carrot Sticks
Cheerios
Chips
Corn Curls

Graham Crackers
Granola
Pickles
Pretzels

Popcorn
Raw Veggies
Sweet Tarts
Toast

Chew

Bubble Gum
Cheese
Dried Fruits
French Fries
Fruit Roll Ups
Gummy Bears

Gummy Worms
Jerky
Lemon Drops
Licorice Sticks
Long Suckers
Marshmallows

Oranges
Raisins
Skittles
Slim Jirns
Sugarless Gum

Non-Food Items:

Balloons
Blowers
Bubbles
Cheesecloth
Cotton Balls
Exer-tubing®

Harmonicas
Latex Squeezies
Pinwheels
Sports Bottles
Straws, Long

Straws, Silly
Straws, Short
Straws, Thin
Straws, Wide
Theraband®

bulletSuck to promote trunk flexion
bulletBlow to promote trunk extension
bulletBite to promote jaw, neck, shoulder, pelvic stability
bulletCrunch and chew to promote balanced stability/mobility in jaw, neck, shoulder, pelvis
bulletSuck to promote near vision with binocular lock
bulletBlow to promote far vision with binocular lock
bulletBite, crunch, chew, suck, blow to promote eye hand function
bulletSuck to promote sounds produced at eh back of the mouth
bulletBlow to promote sounds that require graded air flow (f, s, sh, z, n, h, etc.)
bulletBite and suck to promote sounds produced at front of mouth (d, m, p, t)

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