Iowa Oral Performance Instrument

The Iowa Oral Performance Instrument aids Marianjoy clinicians in evaluating tongue and lip strength for swallowing function, enabling the best treatment plans. The Iowa Oral Performance Instrument gauges the strength and endurance of the tongue by measuring the maximum amount of pressure that an individual can produce by pressing a tongue bulb against the roof of the mouth. The peak pressure generated by the tongue is then displayed on the unit's display screen.

What does the Iowa oral performance instrument do?

The Iowa Oral Performance Instrument objectively measures:

Who may benefit from the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument?

Individuals with a swallowing disorder secondary to tongue and lip weakness may benefit from the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument.