Oral motor skills refers to the movements of the muscles in the mouth, jaw, lips, tongue and cheeks. The strength, coordination and control of these muscles are essential for a child’s feeding, chewing, sucking, biting, and licking. They are also important for clear speech and facial expressions. Goals of oral-motor therapy include: increasing the awareness of the oral motor mechanism, normalize any type of sensitivity, improve the precision of voluntary movements of the oral structures for speech, increase different types of movements, improve feeding skills and improve speech sound production for clear speech. Children with Down Syndrome, feeding problems, cleft lip or palate, Cerebral Palsy, children with excessive drooling and generalized oral motor weakness may require oral motor therapy.