Archive for October, 2010

ROM measurement indicates restricted frenum…HELP, I need you!

 Sandra,  I have a question for you or should I say a situation that I need your advice on. I have been seeing a little guy since January who is  5 1/2  yrs. old. He has a significant tongue thrust with interdental placement errors on t, s, z, l and d. When I evaluated him […]

Water Trap Swallow

… someone that can hold mouthwash with some effort (small amounts), but cannot seem to hold/water trap water?

Ankyloglossia

I was recently referred a case where there is an obvious need for a frenectomy, she is 9 and is getting an expander TOMORROW. I need to decide to recommend she get the surgery now and take my chances with the rehab…

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