Unplugging the Thumb (UTT) is an innovative program created by
Sandra R. Holtzman, MS, CCC/SLP, COM.
Unplugging The Thumb Therapist’s Edition hasbeen prepared as a complete kit that makes it
easy for you to use in your particular professional setting. It includes an audio-visual presentation
method that explains the possible consequences of sucking habits and includes small on-going
goals that the child is able to achieve. We do not believe in creating prohibitions or pushing
interceptive devices that try to force or control the child’s behaviors from the “outside”. Reasons
for preferring Unplugging The Thumb over conventional methods:
* It increases the child’s confidence
* It eliminates a habit in an unstressed way
* It offers the opportunity for you to work together with your child in a cooperative, non -
judgmental manner to reach an important goal.
Unplugging The Thumb is also available in the Parent’s
Edition for those situations where a therapist is not
available to provide the program.
The kit includes all of the following: Therapist's Guide,
Story Book, DVD, Special Helper, Activity Book,
Stickers, and a Certificate of Accomplishment