Archive for September, 2013

My 8 year old patient with Down Syndrome exhibits an anterior, interdental resting tongue posture.

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.

I am 20 years old and have a tongue thrust

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?

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