Thursday, 15 August 2019
Dr. Bob: I have a question for you regarding a statement made by a referring orthodontist regarding a 16 year old female patient whose anterior open bite reopened approximately one year following orthodontic treatment. The patient originally underwent orthodontic treatment (completed at age 14) which included palatal expansion, corrected posterior cross bite/crowding and extraction of
Friday, 15 December 2017
Q: Are SLP-A’s permitted to take training with you? A: Our QOM, Qualification in Orofacial Myology is going to be open to SLP-As very soon. We are making final arrangements to adjust the course to suit their permitted responsibilities and are looking forward to welcoming SLP-As along with SLPs, RDHs, DDSs and Orthodontists. We also
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
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.