You will be using the Toothette indicated above…found on www.talktools.com to improve upper lip mobility. Remember for infants and toddlers you may have to cut off the wings so that it is the right size for your little one. You can wet the sponge if the child does not like the texture of the Toothette.
The Toothette goes inside of the mouth….start on the corner of lips…and move the toothette under the lip to midline….repeat this four to five times…and then move to the other side of the mouth. Midline…is the middle of the top lip.
With older kids you may purchase:
Vibrator & Toothettes – TalkTools®
This will add more sensory information and more likely to get mobility.
With the older kids you may also use the Z-vibe….it comes with three different heads.
To promote upper lip mobility use the Z-vibe with the yellow head. You will be doing the same exercise indicated above under upper lip mobility. The Z-vibe adds more information. It has a firmer rubber tip. Remember to perform the exercise from corner to midline.
If the older child is resistant to using these tools…use the back of a toothbrush…use a vibrating toothbrush….some of the older children can be taught how to do this exercise on their own.