Tongue-Tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More

Tongue-Tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More


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Chances are, you or someone you know is affected by a tongue-tie.

Common, yet little understood, tongue-ties can lead to a myriad of problems, including difficulty when nursing, speaking or eating. In the most crucial and formative parts of children’s lives, tongue-ties have a significant effect on their well-being. Many parents and professionals alike want to know what can be done, and how best to treat these patients and families.

And now, there are answers.

Tongue-Tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Feeding, Speech, and More is an exhaustive and informative guide to this misunderstood affliction. Along with a team of medical specialists, author Dr. Richard Baxter demystifies tongue-ties and spells out how this condition can be treated comprehensively, safely and comfortably.

Starting with a broad history of tongue-ties, this invaluable guide covers 21st-century assessment techniques and treatment options available for tethered oral tissues. Various accounts of patient challenges and victories are prominently featured as well. With the proper diagnosis and treatment, tethered oral tissues can be released with minimal discomfort, resulting in improvements during nursing, speaking, and feeding, while also reducing the incidence of dental issues, headaches, and even neck pain for children through adults.

Aimed at both parents and professionals, Tongue-Tied encourages those affected while providing reassuring and valuable information. Dr. Baxter and his qualified team have pooled their expertise to make a difference in the lives of people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732508200
Publisher: Alabama Tongue-Tie Center
Publication date: 07/13/2018
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 339,389
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Dr. Richard Baxter is a board-certified pediatric dentist and board-certified laser surgeon. He lives in Birmingham, AL, with his wife Tara, and twin girls, Hannah and Noelle. He is the founder and owner of Shelby Pediatric Dentistry and Alabama Tongue-Tie Center, where he uses the CO2 laser to release oral restrictions that are causing nursing, speech, dental, sleep and feeding issues. He had a tongue-tie himself, and his twin girls were treated for tongue and lip-tie at birth, so for him, this field is a personal one. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and outdoor activities. Dr. Baxter also participates in many overseas dental mission trips and is currently working on several projects related to tongue-ties involving research and education.

Megan Musso is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and the founder and owner of Magnolia Pediatric Therapy in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She graduated with her bachelor's and master's degrees from Louisiana State University and has since pursued her passion for pediatric feeding and early intervention. Megan's experiences working with the pediatric population include treating feeding disorders in infants and children with tethered oral tissues, medically fragile infants, adolescents with special needs, and normally developing children with oral aversion or "picky eating." In her spare time, Megan enjoys a good cup of coffee, traveling with her husband, and coaching track and field at Barbe High School.

Lauren Hughes is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist and owner of Expressions Pediatric Therapy in Birmingham, AL. She received her master's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and has pursued training to further her understanding of feeding, oral motor, speech, and language disorders to provide the best quality services for her clients. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, spending time with friends, watching a good movie, and traveling to new places.

Table of Contents



Introduction: Why Write a Book About Tongue-Ties?

Chapter 1: What Is a Tongue-Tie, Anyway?

Chapter 2: It’s Complicated—The Misunderstood Tongue-Tie

Section 1: Nursing

Chapter 3: Tongue-Ties and Babies

Chapter 4: The Role of the Lactation Consultant

Chapter 5: The Release Provider’s Assessment

Chapter 6: Compassionate Care

Chapter 7: Releasing a Tongue-Tie

Chapter 8: After the Procedure

Chapter 9: The Research

Section 2: Feeding

Chapter 10: A Brief Overview of Feeding

Chapter 11: Liquid Feeding (Bottles, Cups, and Straws)

Chapter 12: Purees

Chapter 13: Solids

Chapter 14: Evaluation, Release, and Aftercare for Children

Chapter 15: The Research

Section 3: Speech

Chapter 16: How Do We Produce Speech?

Chapter 17: Tongue-Ties and Speech

Chapter 18: The Research

Section 4: More Issues

Chapter 19: Tonsils, Adenoids, and Tubes, Oh My!

Chapter 20: Sleep and Airway Issues

Chapter 21: Dental Issues

Chapter 22: Additional Associations with Tongue-Tie

Chapter 23: Myofunctional Therapy

Chapter 24: Chiropractic Care

Chapter 25: Bodywork, Neurodevelopment, and TummyTime!

Chapter 26: Adults

Section 5: What Now?

Chapter 27: Choosing a Provider

Chapter 28: Conclusions and Best Practices

Chapter 29: Case Studies

Chapter 30: Next Steps For Professionals




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