5 year old excessive drooling
Wednesday, 01 August 2018
Hi Sandra, I hope you are having a lovely weekend. I have a question about drooling. I’m going through all my notes from class and am looking for some specifics that could advise me on how to proceed. I have been contacted by a Mom with a newly diagnosed 5 year old with “high functioning
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Therapist needs a more thorough program
Sunday, 15 July 2018
My child is seeing a myofunctional therapist for tongue thrust. Her dentist sent us to someone to teach her to swallow correctly. They are working on having my daughter keep her tongue tip up to the spot behind her upper teeth. She is having a lot of difficulty and they keep spending most of the
When NANNY is going to be the adult helper
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
Tongue movements lateral and horizontal
Friday, 15 June 2018
Hi Sandra, I had just one questions about Orofacial Myology exercises in phase 1. I have two students who are able to do horizontal and lateral differentiation but they stick the tip of their tongue up as their doing it and can’t seem to control it and straighten it. Is that something I work on,
Which mouth prop to use 3wmp or 2wmp?
Tuesday, 01 May 2018
Q: Hi Sandra, A quick question. I have the two way and the three way mouth props. I love them both but are there certain cases that work better with one of them rather than the other? In other words, can you tell me the advantages in each of them? Thank you for your time and information.
Is Unplugging The Thumb Program Enough?
Sunday, 15 April 2018
Hi Sandra, How are you? I have two clients on thumb sucking program right now. How long do you suggest they wear Sockie? I have a 13 year old who is doing great. It has been 6 days and nights with NO slip ups. And a 6 year old who has been good too but
How much should I charge and based on what factors?
Thursday, 15 March 2018
Hope you are doing well! I know that you meet a bazillion people so I’ll refresh your memory! I am an RDH who attended your course last year. Since February I’ve been working hard to figure out how to incorporate Myo into my professional life. I’ve been networking, and have been in touch with two
Mouth breathing and hypernasal
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Hi, I have a patient referred to me by her orthodontist for orofacial myology treatment. She has a recurring anterior openbite after orthodontic appliance correction. She had surgery to remove her adenoids in February due to significant hypertrophy. The ENT did not remove the tonsils because they were not excessively large and patient didn’t have
Can I train my employees the techniques we’ve learned in your Orofacial Myology: from Basics to Habituation course?
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
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Method to Get Rid of Thumb Sucking in a Child
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