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
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Are SLP-A’s permitted to take training with you?
Friday, 15 December 2017
Q: Are SLP-A’s permitted to take training with you? A: Our QOM, Qualification in Orofacial Myology is limited to SLPs, RDHs, DDSs and certain approved medical professionals. We highly recommend a few online courses that have been very helpful to SLP-As and others. You can find them at the following link: https://orofacialmyology.com/seminars-shop/
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Are there developmental norms/standards for differentiation of tongue and mandible or lips and mandible?
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
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Breathing obstruction making patient to breathe through her mouth at night only
Friday, 15 September 2017
Q: 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
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What should I do if the parent is non-compliant or doesn’t pay attention?
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Q: What should I do if the parent is non-compliant or doesn’t pay attention? A: There are many factors that we could discuss, such as the age of the patient, the setting (therapy office? school setting? patient’s home?), and more. In general, the younger child does need a consistent adult to be aware of the
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Parents often ask me which Sippy Cup to use
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
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A method to get rid of thumb sucking in a child
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
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Is it acceptable to teach a client about tongue to spot even if he’s wearing a retainer he can take out?
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?
Older children & adults are reporting significant pain post frenectomy
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?
Pediatrician Wants to Refer Patients for Tongue-tie Evaluation
Saturday, 15 October 2016
I have a pediatrician that wants to refer patients to me for tongue-tie evaluation. She thinks that doctors and dentists make decisions based on appearance and she is more concerned about function, so she was very excited to hear about myo.