Archive for January, 2011

Ankyloglossia 4 year old

I have a 4-year old boy who had a frenectomy last week. Now that he has had the surgery it is apparent that he does not truly dissociate his tongue from his mandible on lateral tongue movements, and has difficulty with voluntary movements such as sticking out his tongue, using his tongue to clean around his lips, etc.

How to restart program?

I used the program for my son N (6 1/2) in the fall. While he made was successful for 10 nights, he went back to his old habits…

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