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Low muscle tone in his mouth and being tongue tied?

Posted by on Feb. 14, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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My DS's speech therapist thinks he might have low muscle tone in his mouth and that's why he doesn't talk. She thinks this for a few reasons.

He was tongue tied when he was born and instead of clipping it, a laser was used to receed the frenulum in an outpatient procedure when he was 5 months old.

I am wondering if him being tongue tied and the low muscle tone are connected.  I kept asking my son's doctor to order the surgery but he wouldn't do it until my son was 5 months old. His ST was not sure if they were connected and she is going to ask someone she knows what they think.

Anyone else experience this problem?

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by on Feb. 14, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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P.V.Hawkwind
by Ruby Member on Feb. 14, 2011 at 3:50 PM

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paaepae
by Platinum Member on Feb. 14, 2011 at 3:52 PM

i never knew they could get low muscle tone in their mouths...makes sense though...I haven't dealt with that particular problem...DS has low muscle tone in his torso....so we see a physical therapist once a week....

Good luck getting everything figured out. It can be so frustrating not knowing..

blessed107
by Sonja on Feb. 14, 2011 at 3:52 PM

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carterscutie85
by *Shanny's Stalker* on Feb. 14, 2011 at 3:54 PM

I am going to be extremely pissed if they are seeing as that I kept on asking and asking for the doctor to order the surgery and he wouldn't. It was affecting my DS's ability to drink from a bottle and sleep on his back. After we got it done it made a huge difference.

babygirlsmom314
by Corinne on Feb. 14, 2011 at 3:55 PM

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3boysngirl
by Bronze Member on Feb. 14, 2011 at 3:56 PM

My neice was tongue tied and she talks perfect so it maybe cause of him being tongue tied or may not she got her tongue clipped 1 1/2 years old

KAG2315
by on Feb. 14, 2011 at 3:57 PM

I am very curious as to what you mean by tounge tied... How does this happen? and I am really sorry but it does sound like the two would go hand in hand...

okhsmom
by on Feb. 14, 2011 at 3:58 PM

An endocrinologist could probably tell you if the two are related to any particular syndromes.  My daughter has a weak swallow due to low tone, but wasn't tongue tied.  Good luck. 

yezay
by Platinum Member on Feb. 14, 2011 at 4:00 PM

How was he with breast feeding?  My son has low muscle tone, couldn't breast feed and is now speech delayed.

carterscutie85
by *Shanny's Stalker* on Feb. 14, 2011 at 4:01 PM

It is a genetic disorder where the Frenulum (the piece of tissue that connects your tongue to the bottom of your mouth) is up to high. I have heard it is sometimes not genetic but my cousin has it and he never got it fixed. He talks a little funny to this day.

Quoting KAG2315:

I am very curious as to what you mean by tounge tied... How does this happen? and I am really sorry but it does sound like the two would go hand in hand...


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