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The AbilEx* Device:

  • Safely stimulates and exercises parts of the oral cavity
  • Strengthens the lips, tongue, jaw and mouth
  • Maintains flexibility and coordination of the tongue


Oral sensory-motor function exercises have been used in the treatment of dysphagia, apraxia, dysarthria, and other conditions with oral motor deficits.3



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AbilEx* Oral Motor Exerciser

Use It and Improve It4

  • Speech Language Pathologist developed exercises complement current treatments
  • Bulb simulates food bolus to activate central areas linked to dysphagia5 and support safe practice of swallow skills
  • Provides specific behavioural training and sensory stimulation experiences to induce neural plasticity4
  • Tactile feedback encourages patient engagement and exercise compliance
  • Comfortable, easy-to-use and durable



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1 Merkel-Walsh, R. (2015). AAPSPA Oral Motor position statement. Retrieved from 2 Sura L, Madhavan A, Carnaby G, Crary M. Dysphagia in the elderly: management and nutritional considerations. Clinical Interventions in Aging 2012:7 287-298. 3 Lof, Watson. A Nationwide Survey of Nonspeech Oral Motor Exercise Use: Implications for Evidence-Based Practice LANGUAGE, SPEECH, AND HEARING SERVICES IN SCHOOLS. Vol. 39; 392–407. July 2008. 4 Kleim, J and Jones, T. Principles of Experience-Dependent Neural Plasticity: Implications for Rehabilitation After Brain Damage. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Vol. 51; S225–S239. February 2008. 5 Ogura, E et al. Brain Activation During Oral Exercises Used for Dysphagia Rehabilitation in Healthy Human Subjects: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. Dysphagia (2012) 27:353-360.