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The Tongue Press developed by Kathleen Smead. This is a clinically developed therapy tool for strengthening the tongue. It incorporates the principles of exercise and resistance training for improved speech and swallowing abilities.


  • Filled with water and adjusted by loosening or tightening the valve
  • Water-filled bulb is placed on the tongue and pressed against the hard palate
  • By practicing repetitively, the client increases strength 
  • Can be sent home with client to practice thereby expanding the benefits of direct treatment and reducing the cost of care 
  • The exercise is performed 3 three times daily for adults with frequency modified for children
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