Ruby Speech Therapy is a blog by a qualified speech language pathologist from Malaysia. She blogs in the National Language for the benefit of all about topics close to her heart – Speech Therapy.
She gives short tutorials about how to do some speech and language stimulation activities in her blog. She also writes to encourage parents with children facing speech and language issues to encourage them with ideas and suggestions.
Visitors to her blog can contact her and write to her and she would respond. Drop by and visit Ruby Speech Therapy at her blog by WordPress.com
University of Nottingham, Semenyih Campus, is organizing a forum on Special Education Needs as follows:
Key Presenter: Associate Professor Jackie Dearden
Date: 23 March 2015
Venue: Room F1A23, University of Nottingham, Semenyih Campus
This event aims to bring together interested academics and practitioners in the field of special and inclusive education. Videos of case studies will be used to illustrate practices in the UK and stimulate discussion around key issues including identification, assessment, parental involvement/choice, young peoples’ voice, effective interventions and staff roles and responsibilities as well as the range and type of provision for children and young people with special needs from pre-school to post 16. The event will conclude with a panel of experts from the UK and Malaysia responding to questions from participants.
This event is FREE OF CHARGE but registration is required. Please register your attendance here:
How might an upper lip-tie impact the developmental process of feeding?
Breast Feeding– Inadequate latch:
An infant must flange the lips to create enough suction and adequate seal around the tissue that includes the areola and not just the nipple. It is essential that babies take in enough breast tissue to activate the suckling reflex, stimulating both the touch receptors in the lips and in the posterior oral cavity in order to extract enough milk without fatiguing.
Bottle Feeding – Inadequate Seal:
Because bottles and nipple shapes are interchangeable and adaptations can be made, it’s possible to compensate for poor lip seal. However, these compensatory strategies are often introduced because all attempts at breastfeeding became too painful, too frustrating or result in poor weight gain…and the culprit all along was the upper lip-tie. It is then assumed that the baby can only bottle feed.
Inability to clean the spoon with the top lip
Inadequate caloric intake due to inefficiency and fatigue
Tactile oral sensitivity secondary to limited stimulation of gum tissue hidden beneath the tie
Lip restriction may influence swallowing patterns and cause compensatory motor movements which may lead to additional complications
Inability to manipulate food with top lip for biting, chewing and swallowing
Possible development of picky, hesitant or selective eating because eating certain foods are challenging
Lip restriction may influence swallowing patterns and using compensatory strategies (e.g. sucking in the cheeks to propel food posteriorly to be swallowed) which may lead to additional complications
Oral Hygiene & Dental Issues
Early dental decay on upper teeth where milk residue and food is often trapped
Significant gap between front teeth
Periodontal disease in adulthood
Possible changes in dentition with certain compensatory methods to propel bolus posteriorly for swallowing, such as finger sucking.
We love our iPads, our Tabs and Smartphones to help us keep in contact with our friends. We just adore them and give so much time to them. But be careful not to expose children below 12 to it as some studies have shown that it disrupts speech and language development.