Sunday, 21 October 2012
Unfortunately, I have seen through the years that it is easier to eliminate the habit at an age much younger than two years old or to wait until the child is older. Sad,but true. Once the habit is firmly established for 2 years, it is hard to do anything about it until the child can make that decision for herself/himself based on information we can show them and reason with them about the habit.
Sunday, 07 October 2012
She can produce "la" and "na" with the prop with her tongue tip, but can not produce "ta" and "da" with prop with tongue tip, instead she uses her mid tongue (which is her movement pattern in spontaneous speech).
Sunday, 30 September 2012
Recently I have had so many cases of oral motor disorders - especially unstable jaws and tongue thrusts and I feel as if my knowledge is limited and there really aren't too many people to refer to in Dubai. How can I expand my knowledge being so far away?
Monday, 24 September 2012
I have a 3 year old client in speech therapy - new this week - she is chronically licking her lips; sometimes just the lower, then other times all the way around the outside...
Monday, 17 September 2012
When one holds the lower lip down or uses lip retractors, the subject, in such artificially contrived circumstances, is encouraged to concentrate on their swallow, and a tongue forward initial movement is the typical result.
Monday, 09 July 2012
When there appears to be NO current obvious difficulties in the presence of a tight lingual frenulum, should one proceed with frenectomy?
Monday, 02 July 2012
I have a pt (adult) that has lower resting posture and she presses the tip against her lower alveolar ridge which is now causing bone loss. She doesn't thrust so I am strictly working on rest posture. Do you have any recommendation for what exercises I should be using?
Thursday, 24 May 2012
I've just scheduled my first patient!! I am going to see him (9 yr old) next week the 23rd for the initial evaluation/assessment. He is quite developmentally delayed however Dr. William Hang, DDS, an orthodontist. recommended Myofunctional therapy for him.
Thursday, 10 May 2012
The boy only sucks his tongue at night per mom. He had his adenoids out at 3 and sucked a pacifier until 2. He doesn't suck anything besides his tongue now and does not use a sippy cup. He does have an open bite though. Do you have any experience with this or could you give me any pointers?
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Is there a minimum age you use when you decide to start therapy? The pictures and examples in the Myo Manual all show children who are about 7 years or older.