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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

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

Ask A Therapist: Feeding Therapy for a Medically Fragile Client

Hello Talktools, First of all, I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed Lori Overland’s conference on Feeding Therapy: A Sensory Motor Approach in Savannah! I learned so much and have been able to apply the new (to me) strategies with many of my clients. I have a question for Lori about a challenging client.… read more