In today’s episode, I’m happy to welcome back Robyn Merkel Walsh to talk about tethered oral tissues (TOTs). Back in the day, we learned about ankyloglossia. If we were lucky, 5 minutes was spent talking about the issue and we moved on. After all, TOTS is pretty low-incidence, right? Well, maybe not…
Here are just a sample of the areas we covered:
1. Seven (yes 7 areas of oral frena)
2. How Brazil is way ahead of the curve on TOTs.
3. Who is providing the therapy pre and post-op?
4. Scope of practice issues
5. Where the oral motor debate is taking us
Note: this conversation was recorded in November 2019, just prior to the 2019 ASHA convention.