Waking up the Mouth Surfaces for Children Seeking Sensory Input


On Tuesday, I talked a little bit about a wonderful two-year-old boy named Max and how I helped him overcome a lack of sensory input in his mouth, to enable him to enjoy being fed and giving/receiving kisses.

I wanted to share this video with you, where I illustrate why children may be chewing on objects a lot, however, they aren’t “waking up” the inner areas of their mouths where the cheeks are, which perceive or feel if the food is chewed completely. I also introduce my MouthBrushing™ technique, where you take a toothbrush and you help your child or student by holding the brush with them and brushing the inside of their cheeks. This will “wake up” the mouth to allow feeling to begin working, so when they do eat they will know to chew the food until it’s chewed enough to swallow. This technique also helps children to combat picky eating habits. I hope you enjoy the video and if you have a child or student who is experiencing a lack of sensory input in their mouths, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to show you and your child or student my MouthBrushing™ and other techniques in person! cyndi@iseeability.com.

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Cyndi Elliott, OTR/L

wHOLEhearted, LLC
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