A supplement for myofunctional therapists and their clients and parents. For the myofunctional therapist there is information and specific analysis and therapeutic guidance via videos and Char's Blog on Swallowing. For parents and clients there are informative articles within Char's Blog. Also, it is strongly recommended that you consult with your myofunctional therapist for individualized and personalized treatment. If you are interested in speech and are looking free materials, books, or The Speech Link Podcast, please go to SpeechDynamics.com.
No. Not everyone that has a tongue thrust swallow has a frontal lisp, and not everyone that has a frontal lisp has a tongue thrust swallow—or at least one that is always identified and diagnosed.
If you have tried for weeks to encourage the child to breathe through his nose, but to no avail, there may be other, less visible causes. There may be partial or full nasal obstruction. I don’t want to ask a child to do something that he cannot physically do.
Questions? Comments? Contact Char to schedule a webinar or workshop. Sign-up for Char's monthly Blog on practical swallowing info, ideas and research reviews. We love to hear from you!