Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Monday, 22 April 2019
Hi, I’m a speech pathologist with a 5 and a half year old son who sucks his thumb. I never learned how to approach this problem in school unfortunately. I tried a lot of different ideas I heard about but nothing has been effective. I wonder if I started when he was too young. I
Sunday, 01 July 2018
I have implemented Unplugging the Thumb with a 4 year old. Only after the evaluation and scheduling the initial UTT (Unplugging the Thumb) appointment did the mom inform me that the nanny was going to be the adult helper. What do I do now? They are due to come in later this week and the nanny
Thursday, 15 June 2017
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 days
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
My student went 9 consecutive days, and the night before his 10th, he didn't wear "sockie" because he didn't think he needed it anymore. Needless to say, he put his hand in his mouth during the night. My question: After the 10 days, will this continue to occur?
Friday, 15 April 2016
I evaluated a two year old girl today who already has overjet and an anterior open bite with a high palate due to her thumb sucking. Would you use your program with a child this young?
Friday, 30 October 2015
Mom says she has tried everything and nothing has worked. It is also interesting to note that this same child has significant weakness of the tongue.
Sunday, 10 February 2013
We are looking for an experienced Orofacial Myologist in our area to help our eight year old with thumb sucking and are hoping you will help us with this. We have looked in the IAOM website directory but have not been successful in finding anyone even within our area code (909).
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?
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.