Archive for March, 2010

No Need to Hurry

February, 2010 I just ordered your kit : )   We have decided to have our daughter stop during winter break so that it doesn’t interfere with her school work and concentration. She is very upset about it but it has to be done.  She is 6 and her 1st tooth is going to be […]

Q&A from an RDH about courses

Dear Sandra, Q:  Thank you so much for the prompt reply and all the info.  I do have some questions.  I noticed that you do not get much into TMD and sleep apnea.  Why is this? A:  It has been determined that that is not within the scope of orofacial myology and the IAOM does […]

March is Orofacial Myology Awareness Month

Posted by | Filed under Therapists | Mar 16, 2010 | No Comments

The IAOM (International Association of Orofacial Myology) has proclaimed March as the Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) Awareness Month with the purpose of educating the public on the long-term consequences of habitual open mouth posture, bad oral habits, atypical chewing and swallowing patterns, and how these issues can be treated by orofacial myologists. In the 36 […]

Sockie and Nail Biting Too

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February 5th, 2010 Dear Sandra: I started the program with my kid and it worked without problems. She left the habit in less than ten days. However, after ten days she continues using the Sockie (“Amanda”). I have not bothered her since she had also a bad biting nail habit that is being corrected with […]

Question about tongue exercises

I am using your manual with my clients and have run in to a few other questions if you have time.  I have a student who successfully eliminated his finger sucking and guitar pick sucking habit recently and has made very nice progress with phase 1.  I wanted to understand the purpose of the ‘EEEE’ […]

Holding “Doggy”

Posted by | Filed under Uncategorized | Mar 12, 2010 | Tags: | No Comments

February 7th, 2010 When my child sucks her thumb she has a ritual of pulling the tag between her fingers with her other hand on her stuffed animal “Doggy”  rhythmically.  She has been doing that with the same dog for 4 years now.  I don’t know whether to take doggy away or cut the tag […]

What age for RPE?

I have a quick question to ask you. I see a 6 year old  that has been working through the “program”  with me for a frontal lisp. Mom has taken her to two orthodontists and one said to wait before widening her palate, the other said to start in two months or so. Mom wondered […]

Embarrassed About Teeth, Bump on Thumb

Dear Sandra, My daughter saw the video. She followed the steps without problems and she stopped sucking the thumb. My only concern is that now she is really embarrassed about her teeth and the ugly bump on her thumb. What can I say to her in order to make her more confident with herself? By […]

RDH soon to graduate interested in Orofacial Myology

I am a Dental Hygienist in the state of Pennsylvania currently finishing up my B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene.  For my final course, I have a Capstone/Senior Project. For this project, I have chosen to do a Continuing Education course in the field of Orofacial Myology and how it relates to the Dental Hygienist. My […]

Second Child Saw Video

Dear Sandra: Thank you for your wonderful kit.  We started the program with our six-year old daughter. It is working perfectly.  Now, we need to start it with our 4 year-old son. We are concerned because he just saw the videos and we think that it can be a little problem  since we are not […]

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