Oral Fixation vs. Oral Mouthing — Is There A Difference?

Development of Oral Motor & Oral Sensory Skills Early development of oral motor and oral sensory skills is critical to reaching many childhood milestones. The oral motor and sensory experiences a child has as an infant and toddler can directly impact development in the following areas: Oral-motor strength and coordination Speech and language Feeding and eating behaviors Self-soothing and sleep …

Q&A: How Can I Help my Child with Oral Fixation?

How can I minimize my 3 1/2 year old’s oral fixation? He sucks his thumb, never took to the pacifier, and was breast fed for three months. His speech is becoming clearer and he has a speech therapist in school. He puts his shirt, cars and balls in his mouth (during soccer game) and he bites when he can’t get …