Archive for April, 2015

Importance of Proficiency Exam #1

Are there exercises in your manual that will help a child who has difficulty in lifting the middle and back of the tongue enough to suction it to the palate?

CVA with noted aphasia

I just screened a new resident post CVA with noted aphasia in her record and some dysarthria. On exam, her tongue had a fairly significant fissure at midline. Any recommendations for healing?

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