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Term Definition
Occluded Lisp See Lisp
Occupational Therapy Occupational therapy helps people with physical, sensory or cognitive disabilities be as independent as possible. An occupational therapist (OT) evaluates a child’s skills at play, at school and daily activities and compare them to what is developmentally appropriate for the age of the child. Then the OT will work with the child to improve the cognitive, physical, sensory or motor skills needed to perform activities for daily living. The OT will also address self-esteem, social and environmental issues. The OT often works very closely with speech language pathologists and physical therapists.

Link 1: Occupational Therapy vs Physical Therapy – Diffen.com
Oculesics See Kinesics
Oculomotor Nerve See Cranial Nerves
Off Glide Movement of the articulators away from their position of the previous speech sound. Movement from the /s/ to the /k/ of the /sk/ blend in Ski.
Olfactory Nerve See Cranial Nerves
Omissions See articulation disorder
On Glide Movement of the articulators to get in position to make a speech sound. (The movement immediately preceding the sound)
Optic Nerve See Cranial Nerves
Orofacial Relating to the month and face.
Oral Language See Language
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder Also called Tongue Thrust. Tongue thrust for swallowing is normal for infants, but as a child grows this decreases and disappears. Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder happens when tongue thrust continues past infancy resulting in a child that looks, talks and swallows differently from his/her peers.

Link 1: Wikipedia – Orofacial Myological Disorders
Link 2: ASHA – OMD
Link 3: International Association of Orofacial Myology – resources and support.
Orolingual Relating to the month and tongue.

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