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Abstract

Purpose: It was the purpose of this study to ( 1) select from the files of R.H. Barrett subjects who had been diagnosed as manifesting tongue thrust behavior, (2) evaluate the swallowing behavior of subjects who had successfully completed therapy at least five years prior to the study, and (3) evaluate the swallowing behavior of subjects who had declined therapy at least five years ago. It was hypothesized that (1) persons completing tongue thrust therapy by Barrett would retain the new swallow for at least five years, and (2) persons diagnosed at least five years prior to this study as having tongue thrust, but who had declined therapy, would demonstrate the same incorrect swallowing habits initially noted.

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