Lake Norman Communication Services

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Talk Tools ® are utilized to support the hierarchical approach of oral placement, sensory, and feeding therapy. Talk Tools ® assist with improving oral strength (lips, tongue and jaw), refining of tongue placement required for articulation, and enhancing breath support for adequate respiration, phonation and resonation, all required for speech skills.

These “tools” come in the form of various horns and straws, each with a particular skill in mind to acquire. The program also uses functional and fun exercises to practice desired skills. The tools and exercises are also recommended for home programs to ensure best results. Implemented for children with significant oral motor weakness.