My student didn’t wear “sockie” because he didn’t think he needed it anymore.

Just wanted to ask for your feedback. 

My student went 9 consecutive days, and the night before his 10th, he didn’t wear “sockie” because he didn’t think he needed it anymore.  Needless to say, he put his hand in his mouth during the night.  My question:  After the 10 days, will this continue to occur?  Should the child continue to wear sockie at night, not sure about the consciousness level?

I would hate for him to reach the 10th night and then still do it at  night if sockie is not on.  Should he continue to wear sockie and for how long?

Thanks,

It is highly unusual for that to occur on the last night.  It usually indicates that they did not follow through from the beginning.  Did he phone you each day?  You must ascertain if he is “in it to do it” 100% and that he truly wants to quit.  If so, he should have been more than willing and happy to wear the Sockie for the prescribed 10 days in a row.  By removing it on day 9, he became ineligible for the celebratory outing, the certificate and any prize from you…..so why would he have done that unless he was not being compliant all along???? Doesn’t make sense.  The agreement is to do certain things for 10 days in a row, not 9 days…..he might have felt guilty and decided to tell you that on day 9 rather than accept what was not really his to have on day 10.

Something is not right here.  Did he discover that his thumb was in his mouth during that last night?  If so, why wouldn’t he have taken his thumb out and put Sockie on?  Or did his parent discover the thumb in the mouth that night?  If so, did the parent check all the other nights?    If you believe that he wants to quit, then he has to begin at day 1 and complete the task as directed.  I would hesitate to do so because he chose not to follow the directions…..and that is not an indication of someone who REALLY wants to quit…

Let me know what you and he decide to do.  I would have a one to one personal up front talk with him alone and get to the bottom of it.

Please keep me in the loop as I feel bad that it didn’t work with him and really wonder why….did he really indicate a desire to quit at the beginning or was he doing it for parents or ashamed to say “No, I want to keep sucking”….????

Sandra

My student didn’t wear “sockie” because he didn’t think he needed it anymore.

 

Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction

The problem with ENT assessments of airway interference is that most of the time, the physician looks at the anatomy and then presumes about the functions involved.


 

Have Orofacial Myology disorders hereditary physical components?

OMDs are, most often, habit patterns or adaptations that develop because of specific and abnormal morphological characteristics of the head and neck area, some of which may be inherited.


 

Orofacial Myology condition arises “out of the blue”

Does a tongue thrust ever just “develop” after a client has been in braces for a period of time? Or it is more likely that the tongue thrust was present but just undetected until a certain time? Or would it depend upon the occlusion and other factors?


 

/r/ Speech problem….or is he tongue tied?

…it is frustrating when he struggles speaking, and people either do not understand or they plainly laugh at him.


 

Using Unplugging The Thumb to stop sucking habit

Mom says she has tried everything and nothing has worked. It is also interesting to note that this same child has significant weakness of the tongue.


 

Kissing tonsils at age 12

I have a 12 year old with HUGE tonsils and wait for it….a nasty frontal lisp that is really more of a tongue thrust.  She’s been to the ENT and they classified her tonsils at a 2 1/2.  The other day when I saw her, they were touching her uvula and her speech was terrible. […]


 

Difficulty Habituating Lips Closed Posture

I’m asking about whether or not to start therapy because of the difficulty habituating lips closed posture with incisors tipped lingually


 

Developmental Delay

When I gave him an oral motor assessment he was unable to stick out his tongue and the sides of his tongue would “wing” outward. Recently, he was able to stick out his tongue without the wings when we returned back to school.


 

ENT who does not believe ankloglossia has much to do with speech or dental problems

Well I shouldn’t have been surprised but I was not expecting him to say that he does not believe ankloglossia has much to do with speech or dental problems…


 
ankyloglossia ASHA certified orofacial myologists decision to quit diastema Dr. Robert Mason drooling freeway space frenectomy habituation hyoid bone IAOM incisive papilla lack of expressive language lingual frenum lip licking habit lip strength lisp lower alveolar ridge malignant sleep apnea myofunctional therapy Myo Manual narrow palate open bite oral motor orofacial myofunctional disorders orofacial myology orofacial myology treatment palatal expander post frenectomy quick tongue tie assessment restricted lingual frenum sleep apnea speech language pathologist sucking habits suctioning thumb thumb sucking TMJ tongue exercises tongue protrusion tongue thrust tongue tie tongue to spot unplugging the thumb