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Thermotactile Stimulation


To increase sensation of food/fluid in the mouth and to facilitate more timely swallow.


​(!) Please only do these exercises as prescribed by a Speech Therapist to avoid hurting yourself while doing so.

1. Use the rounded edge of a cold metal spoon
2. Gently stroke the edge of the arch up and down, 5 times on each side.
3. Immediately after steps 1 and 2, swallow saliva.
4. Do this 30 times.

Do this exercise 3 times daily.


  • Ensure that the spoon is empty.
  • Please stop exercise if patient coughs after swallowing for more than 2 times in each 20 strokes.