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The SMILE (SysteMatic Intervention for Lingual Elevation) Program, developed by Robyn Merkel-Walsh, is a fun therapy program for tongue thrust remediation. This program, featuring “Mr. Smile,” targets speech and swallowing skills in a 14-step hierarchy.
Designed for children ages 7-12, this program is also appropriate for teens and adults. The manual includes detailed exercise descriptions and assessment techniques for the clinician, and step-by-step home carryover activities with easy-to-follow directions for parents and clients. Contents: SMILE Program Manual Horns #2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 Straws #4, 5, 6, and 7, Straw A/B, C & D, Jaw Grading Bite Blocks, Red Chewy Tube, Bubble Tube, Toothettes, Nose Flutes, and Tongue Depressors. Note that at various times this program also calls for Cheerios, marshmallows, gum, a lollipop, a toothbrush, a washcloth, lip gloss or Vaseline, cotton balls, veggie sticks, and Cheetos, none of which are included in this kit.
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