The tongue truly is the ‘chief architect’ of the face and jaws, and is also intimately related to the autonomic nervous system. The respiratory function is similarly linked to the nervous system and has indirect systemic effects on biochemistry, particularly cellular oxygenation. This session will highlight the links and offer pathways for further learning.
Participants will be able to:
Describe the links between the tongue, the airway, the nervous system, respiration and oxygenation
Explain to parents how the tongue is not just important for infant feeding
Identify some symptoms of dysfunctional breathing in infants
20 min Overview
35 min Understanding the tongue’s whole body connection
25 minCase Study 1
20 minWhat to say to parents
20 minLooking at a Functional History Form
Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.