Our speech-language pathologists at Rehabilitation Associates, Inc. offer a short-term, very intensive, and very successful program to eliminate tongue thrust for swallowing, a critical piece for improving orthodontic development and in many cases for improving the outcomes for orthodontic work (correcting the function as well as the structure).
This program includes:
- The evaluation of swallowing patterns and sound productions.
- Approximately 5 to 6 additional treatment sessions.
- A very structured home exercise program consisting of daily exercises to increase awareness of tongue position, correct resting tongue position and tongue position during swallowing.
- The program can easily be completed with most five or six year olds (or older) and can also incorporate sound productions if speech is impaired. (Note: programs including sound remediation may need to be extended in length based upon extent or errors and stimulability).
If you have any questions or would like more information about this program, please contact our speech department at (203) 384-8681 or H.Oberhand@RehabAssocInc.com.