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Training Therapists for Tongue Thrust Correction.

Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(4):390. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100090164029.
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Training Therapists for Tongue Thrust Correction is an endeavor, rare in this little understood field, to compile and encapsulate information essential to understanding and working with the clinical problem of tongue thrust. The author states clearly the necessity of correcting carefully selected tongue thrust problems, although she stresses that treatment is sometimes impractical or untimely and that some patients will not respond appropriately to therapy. If treatment is the appropriate choice, three courses of action are available: myofunctional therapy, the use of a reminder appliance, or a combination of the above. The purpose of the book is to prepare the therapist to administer myofunctional therapy.

Part 1 devotes itself to anatomical, physiological, and developmental background information. Topics discussed include muscles of the tongue, of mastication, and of expression; deciduous and permanent dentition; and classification of malocclusions. Other topics treated are mandibular and maxillary growth and tongue size and position, development


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