A pillar of OPT (Oral Placement Therapy), the Straw Therapy promotes jaw-lip-tongue dissociation through twelve stages of development. It can be used to teach tongue retraction, grading, controlled tongue movements, and lip rounding, among other oral-motor skills. This activity, like the Horn Hierarchy, is fun for clients and appreciated by speech and feeding therapists for its effectiveness and affordability.
Convenient kit needed to implement Straw Hierarchy, a pillar of Oral Placement Therapy
Includes one of each straw in TalkTools’ Straw Hierarchy (colors may vary), one replacement Straw #1, two lip blocks, and TalkTools original instruction booklet
Not dishwasher safe
One-hour online course available to learn more on Straw Therapy