Straw #7


Straw #8 in the Straw Drinking Hierarchy. A pillar of OPT (Oral Placement Therapy), the Straw Therapy promotes jaw-lip-tongue dissociation through twelve stages of development. It can be used to teach tongue retraction, grading, controlled tongue movements, and lip rounding, among other oral-motor skills.

Straw #1 is the easiest. The difficulty in drawing liquid through the straws increases as your child or client moves up the hierarchy. #8 is the most difficult.



Straw drinking is fun but remember that t is an adult guided practice situation.

Check the proper position of the Straw.

Check the level of the cup/straw for the optimal position to drink.

Not dishwasher safe!

The color of the Straw may vary from image.