Teaching or reteaching a loved one to swallow is often stressful and worrisome. Author Roberta B. Pierce hopes to take the stress and confusion out of the process in her book Swallow Right
. Swallow Right explains a tongue thrust correction program that has been proven useful for young children, adolescents, and adults.
The book is divided into 5 parts: 1) Introduction to the definition, etiology, anatomy, diagnosis, and treatment of tongue thrust swallowing patterns and resting postures, 2) Procedure notes to accompany each lesson, 3) 12 therapy lessons for young children, 4) 12 therapy lessons for adolescents and adults 5) Appendices that include forms and logs useful during therapy, as well as suggestions for eliminating thumb and finger sucking and nail biting. Make the most of your time and encourage effective treatment with this easy-to-use format.