Saturday, 25 May 2019
Q: I hope you are doing well. Within another Facebook group, it was brought to my attention that other types of clinicians (mainly SLPs) who haven’t had Sandra’s(Neo-Health Service’s) training are purchasing Myo Manuals, calling themselves orofacial myologists and just taking children through all of the exercises in the manual. One example was of an
Monday, 22 April 2019
Hi, I’m a speech pathologist with a 5 and a half year old son who sucks his thumb. I never learned how to approach this problem in school unfortunately. I tried a lot of different ideas I heard about but nothing has been effective. I wonder if I started when he was too young. I
Sunday, 01 July 2018
I have implemented Unplugging the Thumb with a 4 year old. Only after the evaluation and scheduling the initial UTT (Unplugging the Thumb) appointment did the mom inform me that the nanny was going to be the adult helper. What do I do now? They are due to come in later this week and the nanny
Sunday, 15 April 2018
Hi Sandra, How are you? I have two clients on thumb sucking program right now. How long do you suggest they wear Sockie? I have a 13 year old who is doing great. It has been 6 days and nights with NO slip ups. And a 6 year old who has been good too but
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Q: I have two questions about a method to get rid of thumb sucking in a child. First, how many days should we consider reasonable for eliminating the habit? Second, What if they mess up? A: I am glad you asked me those questions. In our Unplugging the Thumb program, we use ten consecutive
Saturday, 15 July 2017
Q: Parents often ask me which Sippy Cup to use. Are the ones with straws better? A: Because there are so many types of Sippy Cups, I have created a video on our website under the Media Button that deals specifically with that topic. You’ll learn that the length, width, hardness, and much more are
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
My student went 9 consecutive days, and the night before his 10th, he didn't wear "sockie" because he didn't think he needed it anymore. Needless to say, he put his hand in his mouth during the night. My question: After the 10 days, will this continue to occur?
Friday, 15 April 2016
I evaluated a two year old girl today who already has overjet and an anterior open bite with a high palate due to her thumb sucking. Would you use your program with a child this young?
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
...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.