Archive for July, 2011

Sponge Bob has diastema

My daughter said that Sponge Bob must have sucked his thumb…

10 year old son who sucks his thumb

I have a 10 year old son who sucks his thumb and I have no idea how to get him to stop. I have talked to him about quitting and absolutely disagrees with me.

How important is it that I get my orofacial myology disorder treated?

You ask a very important question and as with most things, there are a lot of questions I’d have to ask before giving you a good answer.

High narrow palate and articulation

Even if he does progress with his tongue toning and ROM, will he continue to have difficulties with these sounds due to his oral structure–and the resonance?

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