Posts Tagged ‘narrow palate’

Myo before expander or vice versa?

An orthdontist recommended a palatal expansion after myofunctional therapy for an 8 year old.. I explained that the palatal expansion should take place before myo and she felt that myo would go first and the tongue would widen the palate. You said the tongue would not widen that palate at 8 years of age. Can you help me to understand why the tongue is not going to widen it. Is it because of the patient’s age? Is there an age at which the tongue will naturally widen a narrow palate?

High palate, restricted frenum and R problem

9-year-old client who was diagnosed as an infant with a tongue tie but parents were advised not to have it clipped at the time. As a result, he had tremendous feeding problems which mom recalls were a “nightmare.”

High narrow palate and articulation

Even if he does progress with his tongue toning and ROM, will he continue to have difficulties with these sounds due to his oral structure–and the resonance?

Water Trap Swallow

… someone that can hold mouthwash with some effort (small amounts), but cannot seem to hold/water trap water?

Open bite relapse, numb tongue, complicated symptoms

I have been using your Myo Manual for the exercises. I am just not sure my client can trap with mouthwash, but not the water.  I am afraid that I am missing something (which is why I need to come to your intensive course).  She is an adult with a relapse, open bite.  She said […]

12 years old noisy resistant /S/

I have a question for you about a new student I am working with. He is a 12 year old boy, who was referred for a tongue thrust. He produced most /s, z/ sounds interdentally. He has made significant progress with his placement from working with a previous therapist. However, he continues to have a […]

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