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 created based mainly on my personal research and clinical experiences over the years.
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Here is a more in depth explanation of what we as SLPs should be looking for when we are assessing possible tongue thrust.