Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Hi, I have a patient referred to me by her orthodontist for orofacial myology treatment. She has a recurring anterior openbite after orthodontic appliance correction. She had surgery to remove her adenoids in February due to significant hypertrophy. The ENT did not remove the tonsils because they were not excessively large and patient didn’t have
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
Monday, 15 January 2018
Q: Can you remind me which terms are “antiquated”? I misplaced that page from our course. A: Happy to remind you! Terms such as “reverse swallow,” “tongue thrust,” “deviate swallow,” and similar terms are no longer considered acceptable terms to refer to what is now the specialty area of orofacial myology because this specialty area
Sunday, 30 December 2012
I am curious how you bill for therapy. Do you charge per session or do you offer a complete package which includes everything.
Thursday, 20 December 2012
The child has a geographical tongue. When I completed his oral motor examination, the spots look as if he bit his tongue or the spots looks like he burned his tongue. The child has difficulty with tongue elevation and limited lateral movement.
Monday, 10 December 2012
Hello! I have a question, mostly about timing and involvement with a client and ortho needs…..but there is a secondary issue, as well. She has a high arched and narrow palate from digit sucking…..I’ll address this in a minute……so, what I see is good tip to spot, but she wants to “hang” the rest of
Friday, 30 November 2012
My interest is more concerning: I have a new diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (hypopneas, actually), in which the MD believes that the base of tongue is falling into the airway (and per a recent laryngoscopy, my airway is small). When I was a child, an orthodontist offered to clip it, but I wasn't having any difficulty with speech, and I hadn't really figured out that my childhood sleep disruption was apnea until all these decades later.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
I have a 2nd grade student who sucks her thumb. She is mentally challenged, but she is a higher functioning one. She is in resource class and the resource teacher put a glove on her hand to prevent the pattern. However, the girl will take it off. She has told the teacher that the thumb sucking does not bother her and she does not care what others think. I don't think I will get much support at home either from the parent. Do you recommend using the Unplugging the thumb material?
Saturday, 10 November 2012
What do I need to correct or review, when a patient slurps always before swallowing? The tongue is on the spot, she bites down, lips pulled back, and then she slurps and swallows correctly. Do I have to work more with the middle and the back of the tongue? Do you have any suggestion?
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
I wish pediatricians would stay within their own realm and not tell parents that magic occurs at a certain age and problems disappear. I am dealing with the adult results of such misstatements by well- meaning pediatricians and others.