Iowa Oral Performance Instrument

The Iowa Oral Performance Instrument helps Marianjoy clinicians in evaluating tongue and lip strength for swallowing function. This allows them to create the best treatment plans. The Iowa Oral Performance Instrument determines 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 appears 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.