Do you have some sort of general hierarchy or guidance you can give me for post lingual frenectomy?
I have one frenectomy precious little guy, had it done early Oct. Ever since, he began wagging his tongue all over the place, (dancing in celebration of its freedom) or more like for a lack of just not knowing where his tongue should rest. He has good tongue to jaw dissociation and can do a variety of movements, BUT being that I haven’t yet ordered your Quick Tongue Tie Assessment tool, I can’t give you exact numbers. I started by teaching proper rest posture, as well as adding the /t,d,n,l/ phonemes to work on.
A: The QTT is disposable and usually only takes a couple of days to arrive as we get them mailed out within two work days. Until then, you can use any other type of measure, as long as it is sanitized and “sanitizable”.
You didn’t mention the age of the boy, but as long as he is 4 or older, your choice of activities is not unreasonable. As far as a hierarchy for post frenectomy, I do have a sequence of exercises. It begins with the proficiency exam #1 from the Myo Manual which is the shaping and excursions we expect the tongue to perform. From there it branches out to the specific findings from the thorough orofacial exam, using both the pre and post measurements and other findings of each individual.
The parents don’t want to not listen to the orthodontist since he’s doing the treatment, but they can see that the retainer isn’t right either. The orthodontist feels it’s better than nothing since it will somewhat help to keep her tongue back as well as keep her teeth from moving forward more.
The purpose of using the 100% flattened cotton braiding during the Elevator Disk Exercise is to assure that the client is able to manipulate and collect the braiding in a coordinated fashion
Have you ever heard of a short frenulum being a stabilizing factor in relation to dysarthria? One pediatric SLP felt that if we did a frenectomy it could make her speech worse.
There are dozens of hospitals, universities, clinics and individuals worldwide who have purchased and who use the Myo Manual program. Not all of them have taken my course.
My 8 year old patient with Downs Syndrome exhibits an anterior, interdental resting tongue posture. We’ve been working on lip competence for lip seal at rest and tongue tip elevation for quite some time. S. exhibits mature upper cuspids , but mixed dentition on lower teeth, with mature cuspids erupting and baby teeth still in place.
Hi, I am 20 years old and have a tongue thrust. I have problems speaking at times, like a slight lisp, or it feels like my tongue is heavy and gets tied up. I was on your website and I would like to know if you have the tongue thrust therapy available to purchase on line?
I do have this 13-year old girl with a tongue thrust who just can’t seem to get the hang of the diagonal straw exercise. She inhales instead of sucking. I think she has some oral apraxia as well as some oral defensiveness…
HE claims that he did not suck his thumb during the night, but we are not sure.
I’m seriously considering purchasing your manual until I can get to one of your courses. I almost feel guilty not being able to provide a more comprehensive treatment than I am. Do you think it is a good idea to buy it ahead of time?