The TalkTools horns kit is used by some speech therapists to help improve oral-motor tone and target skills such as lip rounding, lip closure and tongue retraction. The kit we have includes a set of 12 horns rated according to difficulty level. Each horn works on specific speech sounds and even drooling control.
We are on horn #3 and I started this program with Matthew when he was 30 months old. But it hasn't been easy keeping up with this. Sometimes Matthew just isn't in the mood for the horn so we skip it. He's more interested in blowing bubbles so I go with what motivates him more. For now, we're stuck on horn #3 (the orange horn in the above picture). At this point, it's hard to say if this has really helped with lip closure and tongue retraction or if the other activities we do help more.
Do you have the Talktools horn kit? What do you think? Has it helped or not?
On Tongue Protrusion