Thursday, 15 March 2012
Is 3 years old too young to start seeing kids for an obvious tongue thrust and do kids ever outgrow a tongue thrust?
Thursday, 15 December 2011
I realized that this 10 year old had a combination of an interdental lisp and an upper dentalized lisp, that I was initially perceiving as a lateral lisp bc there was some lateral airflow based on his broad tongue configuration. Does that make sense to you????
Thursday, 27 October 2011
...and also want to be a pastor, and with this problem I don't even have enough guts to go speak in the front of the church because I think my tongue is going to get tied up or my speech is going to sound like I have a slur...
Thursday, 01 September 2011
I am working with a 7 year old with an anterior open bite. .....background: Referred to me for tongue thrust by her SLP who cannot make progress on her frontal /s/. This girl started with me 3 months ago in November. Evaluation revealed open mouth posturing, forward tongue resting position, drooling, tongue thrust on swallow, and large tonsils.
Saturday, 26 March 2011
what I teach them all immediately is that standard speech therapy is not an effective means to help tongue thrust patients. Thus, you don’t want to promote speech therapists in general as being specialized in orofacial myology since we SLPs are rarely if ever trained in this specialty area as a normal course of education
Saturday, 30 October 2010
Sandra, I have a question for you or should I say a situation that I need your advice on. I have been seeing a little guy since January who is 5 1/2 yrs. old. He has a significant tongue thrust with interdental placement errors on t, s, z, l and d. When I evaluated him
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
She has severe mandibular exostosis and will have sections of her maxilla removed at the end of this month as well as having the mandible widened and rotated forward.
Wednesday, 05 May 2010
I have a question for you about a new student I am working with. He is a 12 year old boy, who was referred for a tongue thrust. He produced most /s, z/ sounds interdentally. He has made significant progress with his placement from working with a previous therapist. However, he continues to have a
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Hi, Sandra….Hope all is well with you! So, this 14 year old that has done SO WELL with the program is currently in “follow-up” stage with me. She has worked very hard and gone thru all of the stages and has been working diligently to incorporate reminders and associations and has been using and liking
Tuesday, 02 March 2010
I am a parent of a 3 year old. My child had a rough start, she was born early and was hospitalized for about 5 months with major complications including malignant sleep apnea, difficulty feeding, PDA ligation, IVH III (no shunt at this time), and a cerebellar stroke. She is a miracle and we thank