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 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.

I created an assessment protocol based on the information I currently know about tongue thrust and typical development.  
Feel free to use it if it works for you but remember to give credit back to this blog and refer colleagues here for their copy.  
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Enjoy! Happy Talking!