Tongue Thrusting: Some Clinical Observations Certain clinical observations in the evaluation and treatment of tongue-thrusting patients may oftentimes improve the therapeutic outcome. This paper is directed toward three areas felt to be particularly important. First, by evaluating the ability of the patient to assume certain lingual postures, the prognosis may be improved. Second, greater emphasis ... Controversial Issues
Controversial Issues  |   February 01, 1971
Tongue Thrusting: Some Clinical Observations
 
Author Notes
Article Information
Controversial Issues   |   February 01, 1971
Tongue Thrusting: Some Clinical Observations
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1971, Vol. 36, 82-89. doi:10.1044/jshd.3601.82
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1971, Vol. 36, 82-89. doi:10.1044/jshd.3601.82

Certain clinical observations in the evaluation and treatment of tongue-thrusting patients may oftentimes improve the therapeutic outcome. This paper is directed toward three areas felt to be particularly important. First, by evaluating the ability of the patient to assume certain lingual postures, the prognosis may be improved. Second, greater emphasis should be placed upon the attainment of a lingual-palatal seal during swallow to counteract the thrust. Third, habit formation may be improved by using a squirt gun to inject water into the mouth while the patient is performing more cognitive tasks such as spelling or counting backward.

Order a Subscription
Pay Per View
Entire Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders content & archive
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access