Archive for March, 2016

Is it acceptable to teach a client about tongue to spot even if he’s wearing a retainer he can take out?

Is it acceptable to teach a client about tongue to spot even if he’s wearing a retainer he can take out? I sent him home to do TTS exercises without wearing his retainer, but if he wears a retainer most of the day will that have a negative effect?

Is 3 years old candidate for tonsil/adenoid removal for apnea or not?

…few very simple exercises that an older three year old could do just to get used to having a clear airway and a tongue that finally doesn’t have to hang down or forward or out in order to try to increase airway space.

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