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Lip Prints: Home Program for Oral Motor Skills

Speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists treating children ages birth to five with oral-motor, feeding, swallowing, and/or articulation problems will want this practical resource. Parents and caregivers will also love the easy-to-implement strategies and exercises.

Lip Prints was modeled after Hand Prints: Home Program for Hand Skills. This innovative series of books provides articles and activities that parents and caregivers can use easily and professionals can choose and explain in a reasonable time frame.

Lip Prints incorporates the principles of child-centered, play-based, and relationship-based therapy making the activities effective, but also fun and interactive.  The articles and activities are written in simple language so that the layperson can follow the directions and understand the content. The articles are concise, reproducible, and cover specific topics, such as Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Transitioning to Food and Utensils, and Low Music Tone.

Lip Prints is a fun book. It is meant to give some very basic information to parents and caregivers seeking a general overview of many areas of speech, oral-motor, and feeding skill. It is meant to get parents thinking more about the things they do every day with their child, and it is meant to be a tool for intervention as well as prevention.

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