Normative Data for Oromotor Skills of Children Aged Three to Six Years

Turan F.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.50, no.1, pp.45-52, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Objective: Oral motor assessment should be performed for children, with communication disorders. Children with difficulties in expressive language should be assessed for any motor disorder, which may lead to speech disorder. It is remarkable that, there is limited number of studies performed in our country on the assessment of speech structure of young children. The purpose of this study was to provide clinicians with information about the ages of development of such skills; which can be used in conjunction with normative information already available, to provide a comprehensive description of oromotor functioning and to help decisions concerning treatment planning and differential diagnosis of speech, especially neuromotor, speech disorders.