mastication, habituation, orofacial myology, immature grasp, swallowing
Orofacial Myology is more than a tongue up swallow. There are many functional components to successful treatment. This article will focus on eating and drinking. It is important to evaluate the eating and drinking pattern. The process of chewing, gathering solid foods correctly and then swallowing those solids and liquids are significant steps to a complete Orofacial Myofunctional Therapeutic program. Successful therapy begins with understanding the entire eating process. Once this process is understood then diagnostic therapeutic evaluation of dysfunctional eating can be addressed.
Weinfield, A. (2015). Clinical Column: Using eating and drinking in your therapy program to achieve habituation, International Journal of Orofacial Myology, 41 (1), 45-54.