Monthly Archives: May 2015

Frontal lisp and tongue thrust, there is a difference!

At our San Francisco speech therapy practice we get referrals for children, adolescents and young adults with a vague questioning of a tongue thrust or lisp. A tongue thrust (also called a “reverse swallow”) and (“frontal”) lisp can exist separately or together. The American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) defines a tongue thrust as a tongue moving forward in an exaggerated way during speech and/or swallowing. The tongue may lie too far forward during rest or may protrude between the upper and lower teeth during speech and swallowing, and at rest. A tongue thrust is classified as an orofacial myofunctional … Continue reading

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Feeding Difficulties in a Food Lover’s Paradise

San Francisco is a foodie haven. Even children of San Francisco love food and eating all the exciting dishes this city has to offer. Of course not all children are adventurous eaters and some children are just downright “picky” eaters. But, more than picky, our city (and beyond) has many children who are “problem” eaters. One of our favorite approaches to working with children is the The SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach. More information about our feeding and oral motor services can be found here. We love this approach because it focuses on increasing a child’s comfort level by exploring and … Continue reading

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