Archive for October, 2015

Using Unplugging The Thumb to stop sucking habit

Mom says she has tried everything and nothing has worked. It is also interesting to note that this same child has significant weakness of the tongue.

Kissing tonsils at age 12

I have a 12 year old with HUGE tonsils and wait for it….a nasty frontal lisp that is really more of a tongue thrust.  She’s been to the ENT and they classified her tonsils at a 2 1/2.  The other day when I saw her, they were touching her uvula and her speech was terrible. […]

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