Oral Motor Skills

Oral Motor Skills
Oral Motor Skills
Oral Motor Skills

Oral motor development refers to the use and function of
the lips, tongue, jaw, teeth, and the hard and soft palates. The movement and coordination of these structures is very important in speech production, safe swallowing, and consuming various food textures. Normal oral motor development begins prior to birth and continues beyond age three. By age four, most children safely consume solids and liquids without choking.