is Tongue Thrust?
Tongue thrust is a type of swallow in which the tongue pushes against
the front teeth or between the upper and lower teeth.
development of the swallowing function. Most babies swallow with
a tongue thrust pattern and outgrow it on their
own by 6 years old.
tonsils or adenoids
narrow palate/upper jaw.
When do children out grow tongue thrust?
Most children will stop the tongue thrust swallow by 6 years of
How does tongue thrust impact my child?
Intelligibility- Tongue thrust may impact a child’s speech intelligibility
or how they say sounds. For example, a child
that has a tongue thrust may mispronounce "S" sounds.
– A tongue thrust swallow can cause muscle
weakness which may lead to oral
– When a child has a tongue thrust the tongue pushes on the teeth.
This added pressure on the teeth can cause
an overbite. If a child gets braces without also treating the tongue
thrust, the overbite may return once braces are removed.
Achieve Hearing & Rehabilitation helps patients overcome their
tongue thrust disorders. If you or someone you know demonstrates
any signs and symptoms of a tongue thrust disorder please call us
at 972-608-0416 to discuss how Achieve can help.
Achieve Hearing & Rehabilitation is a speech and hearing clinic
in Plano, Texas. We offer speech language pathology and audiological
services for children and adults of all ages. Achieve is in-network
with Aetna, Cigna, BlueCrossBlueShield, Medicare, and United Healthcare.
We can help obtain information about your policy to determine if
services are covered under. Please call us at 972-608-0416.