M.O.R.E.: Integrating the Mouth With Sensory and Postural Functions, 2nd Ed. Patricia Oetter, Eileen Richter, Sheila Frick
Recent work in the fields of sensory integration, neuromotor development and speech/language development has revealed the close interaction of these neural functions. Patti Oetter has pioneered the development of the new treatment concepts that capitalized on these interdependent relationships. This 2nd edition of the book presents a theoretical framework and expanded chapter on treatment of sensorimotor and speech/language problems; methods for evaluating the therapeutic potential of oral motor toys; and numerous ideas for activities designed to bring about more integrated development of sensory/postural and speech/language functions. MORE is and acronym for the Motor components, Oral organization. Respiratory demands and Eye contact/control elements of toys and items that can be used to facilitate integration of the mouth with sensory and postural development, including self-regulation and attention. Book chapters include:
The Suck, Swallow, Breath Synchrony
Treatment Principles & Activities
Therapeutic Toys & Activities-- Whistles, Blowers, Kazoos, Bubbles, etc.