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Glossary

Ankyloglossia

A.K.A. tongue tie, is a condition present at birth that restricts the tongue's range of motion. With tongue-tie, an unusually short, thick or tight band of tissue (lingual frenulum) tethers the bottom of the tongue's tip to the floor of the mouth, so it may interfere with breast-feeding. Someone who has tongue-tie might have difficulty sticking out his or her tongue. Tongue-tie can also affect the way a child eats, speaks and swallows.

Apraxia

A motor disorder caused by damage to the brain (specifically the posterior parietal cortex) in which the individual has difficulty with the motor planning to perform tasks or movements when asked, provided that the request or command is understood and the individual is willing to perform the task.

Expressive Language Disorder

Children with expressive language disorder (also referred to as expressive language impairment) have difficulty expressing themselves through speech, writing or gesture.

Frenulum

A small fold or ridge of tissue that supports or checks the motion of the part to which it is attached, in particular a fold of skin beneath the tongue, or between the lip and the gum.

Malocclusion

A misalignment or incorrect relation between the teeth of the two dental arches when they approach each other as the jaws close.

TMJ Disorder (TMD)

Problems associated with the hinge and muscles in the lower jaw. Popping, .clicking and sever pain can be symptoms of TMD/TMJ.

Tongue Thrust

Also called reverse swallow or immature swallow, is the common name of orofacial muscular imbalance, a human behavioral pattern in which the tongue protrudes through the anterior incisors during swallowing, during speech, and while the tongue is at rest.