Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Q: I attended a conference presented by physicians, dentists and speech pathologists. They said that it is not within our scope of practice to identify a tongue tie. What is your take on this? A: Well, that is interesting! I can only speak for those SLPs who have orofacial myology training. Over a period of
Sunday, 30 March 2014
Today I saw a Mexican American baby 2 1/2 months old that frequently but not always has her tongue sticking out of her mouth. It reminds me of a Down's baby, but she has no other Down Syndrome characteristics.
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.
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?
Thursday, 08 December 2011
I was recently referred a case where there is an obvious need for a frenectomy, she is 9 and is getting an expander TOMORROW. I need to decide to recommend she get the surgery now and take my chances with the rehab when I basically can't do much more than mobility work while we wait 4-6 months for the expander to be removed, or wait for the frenum surgery after the expander comes off.
Wednesday, 09 February 2011
My 3 1/2 year old daughter sucks her thumb..... A dentist separately mentioned possible frenectomy. Can you recommend someone near us to discuss these issues with?