Saturday, April 30
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Pediatric
Session 31

Joy Leslie, MS, CCC-SLP
Level of Instruction: Intermediate   –   Coronado II

Tongue thrust occurs when a client demonstrates a forward tongue position at rest, during speech, and/or when swallowing. This tongue-forward position can negatively affect speech (frontal lisp) and dental growth (open bite, overbite). During this course a behavior modification approach will be outlined and articulation strategies will be discussed.

Learner Outcomes:  At the completion of this presentation, participants will be able to identify symptoms of tongue thrust, design a behavior modification approach to remediate incorrect oral postures, and list three therapy strategies to improve articulation skills affected by a tongue-forward position.