Updated: Feb 12, 2019
A tongue thrust, or ororacial myofunctional disorder, happens when the tongue pushes against or between the teeth while your child is at rest, swallowing, or talking. Untreated, a tongue trust can cause dental and speech problems and is very difficult to correct without help from a speech-language pathologist.
Signs that your child may have a tongue thrust:
Tongue pushing against front teeth
Difficulty with the 's' and 'z' sounds
Limited tongue movement
Overbite, underbite or other dental issues
Speech-language pathologists at ABCommunication Clinic have the training, experience and knowledge required to correct this atypical swallowing pattern.
M.H..Sc., SLP, Reg. CALSPO