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Tongue Ties and Speech Sound Disorders: What Are We Overlooking?

“The conversation for tongue tie in the speech pathology community is growing louder among some groups of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) (ASHA Leader, 2015). An ASHA literature search has suggested a correlation between tongue ties and difficulty producing lingual alveolar phonemes (Merkel-Walsh & Jahn, 2014). Furthermore, Eschler, Klein, and Overby (2010) indicated that SLPs’ diagnostic criteria,… read more

Preventing Vocal Burnout in Future Teachers: An Education & Prevention Program

Did you know that 51.2% of Teachers sought medical care for voice disorders? That $2.5 billion was spent annually on sick leave and treatment of voice disorders of teachers? Hume & Wegman elaborate on this subject on their poster “Preventing Vocal Burnout in Future Teachers: An Education & Prevention Program,” that was presented at the 2016 Annual… read more

Breastfeeding Improvement Following Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie Release: A Prospective Cohort Study

Bobak A. Ghaheri, MD; Melissa Cole, IBCLC; Sarah C. Fausel, BA; Maria Chuop, BS; Jess C. Mace, MPH, CCRP This article was published in The Laryngoscope, 00:000–000, 2016. Objectives/Hypothesis Numerous symptoms may arise that prevent mother-infant dyads from maintaining desired breastfeeding intervals. Investigations into treatments that positively influence breastfeeding outcomes allow for improved patient counseling for… read more

Elizabeth: How we made a medical team for ourselves

Somewhere in my book I know I reference “Team Elizabeth” and at the time, it consisted of her OT, her exercise trainer, her tutor and her speech and language pathologist.  Her “team” has changed as Elizabeth has grown.  And the “team” reflects her needs at the time. For example, when she was younger a vital… read more