Marshalla Oral Sensorimotor Test™ Complete Kit (with Oral-Motor Supplies Kit)

By Pam Marshalla, M.A., CCC-SLP

Ages 4;0+

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The Marshalla Oral Sensorimotor Test (MOST) for ages 4 and up (Criterion-referenced for ages 4;0-7;11) assesses oral movement, tactile sensitivity, facial and oral tone, phonation, respiration, and resonation. Includes Examiner's manual, test easel, case history forms and all supplies necessary for the exam. (2007)
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The Marshalla Oral Sensorimotor Test (MOST) for ages 4 and up (Criterion-referenced for ages 4;0-7;11) assesses oral movement, tactile sensitivity, facial and oral tone, phonation, respiration, and resonation. Includes Examiner's manual, test easel, case history forms and all supplies necessary for the exam. (2007)
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Author(s) Pam Marshalla, M.A., CCC-SLP
Topic Disorders/Syndromes, Evidence-Based Products, Oral-Motor, Sensory Integration, SLP Resources, Tests
Brand PRO-ED


  • Testing Time: 15-30 minutes
  • Criterion-referenced scores for ages 4;0 to 7;11
  • MOST: Examiner's Manual, Test Easel, 30 Record Forms, 30 Case History Forms, all the oral-motor supplies to give the test, and a sturdy tote bag. (2007)
  • Qualification Level: A

The Marshalla Oral Sensorimotor Test (MOST) is a comprehensive and quick assessment designed to put a numerical value on oral movement, oral-tactile sensitivity, facial and oral tone, as well as basic respiration, phonation, and resonation skills. The MOST is the first exam to allow speech-language pathologists an opportunity to place a numerical value on the oral exam.


The MOST identifies jaw, lip, and tongue movement problems. It is optimal for children with concomitant feeding difficulties, neurological deficits, developmental disorders, and sensory processing disorders. It is appropriate for children four years and older.


The MOST provides an Overall Oral Sensorimotor Score as well as individual scores on subtests. You may use the scores to measure pre- and post treatment abilities. This easy-to-use evaluation allows the therapist to identify strengths and weaknesses in the following areas:

  • Jaw Movements
  • Lip Movements
  • Tongue Movements
  • Oscillating Jaw, Lip, and Tongue Movements
  • Oral and Facial Tone
  • Respiration and Phonation Skills
  • Resonance
  • Oral-Tactile Sensitivity


The subtests of the MOST allow the examiner to look closely at individual areas of speech motor control.

  • The Motor Function subtests of the MOST are designed to assess a client's control of jaw, lip, and tongue movements and praxis through 21 simple probes.
  • The Sensory Function subtest measures the client's responses to incoming tactile stimulation to various areas inside and outside of the oral cavity using multiple textures in 8 simple probes.
  • The Respiration and Phonation subtest provides a child-friendly examination of basic respiration and phonation skills using kazoos and whistles.
  • The Resonation subtest allows the examiner to put a numerical value of the characteristics of hyper- and hyponasality.
  • The Oral and Facial Tone subtest provides two simple procedures for specifying muscular tone in the face, lips and tongue.

Report Writing

Speech-language pathologists often write general observations about respiration, phonation, resonation, and oral movement. The MOST allows speech-language pathologists to provide scores to back up their claims. For example, in the area of "Tongue Movement," a typical report statement might be: "John demonstrated poor control of tongue movement." Using scores from the MOST, therapists can write specific statements such as: "John scored 2/8 on the Tongue Function subtest of the MOST. He failed all items related to tongue placement."

Valid And Reliable

The MOST research study sample included 160 children, ages 4;0 to 7;11 from across the United States. Data from this sample is the basis for the five subtests and the four sections of the Motor Function subtest.

MOST Complete Kit:

  • Examiner's Manual
  • Stimulus Easel
  • 30 Record Forms
  • 30 Case History Forms
  • Oral-Motor Supplies Kit (see list of included items below)
  • Sturdy tote bag

Oral-Motor Supplies Kit:

  • 12 Toothettes
  • 12 Rapper Snappers
  • 12 Whizzers
  • 12 Kazoos
  • 12 Storage Bags

There is an audio clip available for Subtest 4, Examination of Resonance – Task #5. Go here to listen to this clip prior to administering the MOST.

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    Hello, my name is Marisa, I'm a speech language pathologist as well as a Learning disability therapist. I love buying items from Super Duper. I live in México but have the opportunity to get stuff from you guys since my grandparents own a house in San Antonio, and I always send your products to their house. I have to say that in México we don't have much opportunity to have standardized tests, such as yours, that give the parents the confidence of what their child is being evaluated on and most of all, compared to kids of their own age. I particularly knew about MOST Test because a boss of me owns it and liked it a lot since it not only evaluates the motor areas involved in speech, but it also asseses resonance and respiration-phonation, important aspect, which form me, are really complicated to evaluate, but you guys have made it really easy. Something that I think you could give a better idea of what to evaluate, or even include in a new revised test, is the Muscular Tone. Most times we also have to evaluate, not only the cheeks and tongue tone (which you already evaluate), but also the neck, arms, shoulders and other body parts which also intervene in the appropriate speech articulation and pronunciation of the words, and not only that, but also help the child chew in a better way. I hope you consider this review because we all have to help each others give a better diagnosis and treatment to our patients. Thanks for your SUPER products, Sincerely, Marisa

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