Thursday, 15 February 2018
Q: Can I train my employees the techniques we’ve learned in your Orofacial Myology: from Basics to Habituation course? A: No, but you can show them how to screen the patients. Then they can send them to you for full evaluation and examination. They can also learn to whom they should refer patients for
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
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
Monday, 30 October 2017
Q: Are there developmental norms/standards for differentiation of tongue and mandible or lips and mandible? A: I have been unable to find those particular norms and would welcome them if any of our readers have access to them. I came upon the realization clinically when I was screening 1000s of children over a period of
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, 15 March 2017
Is it acceptable to teach a client about tongue to spot even if he's wearing a retainer he can take out?
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
In adult patients with TT, do you find less pain in the post frenectomy rehabilitation phase when a period of pre habilitation is undertaken, in essence conditioning the musculature as much as possible?
Saturday, 31 December 2016
Does a tongue thrust ever just “develop" after a client has been in braces for a period of time? Or is it more likely that the tongue thrust was present but just undetected until a certain time?