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Tongue Thrust, Part 3: Assessment

Now that we know what causes tongue thrust, how to prevent, and how to  remediate tongue thrust, its time to review how to perform a tongue thrust assessment. I want to make it clear that the below PowerPoint explanation of tongue thrust assessment and the assessment protocol are INFORMAL in nature, not standardized, and have been […]

Tongue Thrust Part 2: Prevention

Parents, Early Childhood and PK teachers and SLPs…this blog is written especially for YOU! As previously established, a tongue thrust is an abnormal swallow pattern where one’s tongue pushes against or between the front teeth during a swallow.  “The average person swallows 2000-4000 times per day and exerts pressure of about 1-6 pounds with each swallow”, […]

Tongue Thrust: A Remediation Program!

I came across a question about tongue thrust and how to determine what makes an appropriate therapy client, and I thought maybe I could help address that question here.  Below is information regarding remediation of tongue thrust.  Click here for further information on prevention and assessment. Firstly, lets define what exactly is a tongue thrust.  A […]

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