Archive for February, 2014

Teaching 3 year old rotary chewing and bolus control

What would be step one (tongue placement) in teaching this child the rotary chew, bolus collection, etc.? He also needs help with lips seal as well. What is step one in teaching chewing and what is appropriate?

What about DVD training for therapy

I have been trying to attend one of your courses and hope to do so sometime before the end of this year. Until then, I have found a set of DVDs that I can purchase online that claims it will teach me to provide orofacial myology treatment. (They refer to it as myofunctional therapy). I wanted to get your take on whether I can get enough information from DVDs to actually provide orofacial myology to patients before I attend the formal course?

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