When the tongue moves horizontally and forward against the front teeth rather than vertically towards the palate during a swallow, this is called a tongue-thrust. A tongue-thrust is a problem if it threatens speech, dentition, or the effectiveness of orthodontic treatment. Myofunctional therapy is an exercise-based treatment in which children learn to rest their tongue and oral muscles in a healthy position for speech and swallowing, produce speech with correct vertical tongue movement and to chew and swallow efficiently.
We are proud to have provided Ottawa with the highest quality of Speech and Language Therapy to both children and adults since 1999. Feel free to contact us anytime to ask us any questions you may have or even schedule your first appointment.