Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, courses have been put on hold for now, but we will re-open our doors when we can do so safely!
Welcome to Sydney SPOT Tongue Thrust Clinic
Our clinic specialises in tongue thrust, thumb sucking and the use of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in the treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders. This helps us in our role as Speech Pathologists; Improving people's quality of life by enhancing speech, communication and swallowing skills.
Our experienced team is led by Kate Broderick, Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist, and Danielle Ryan, a Speech Pathologist. Based in Camperdown and Waverley, we welcome concerned parents and proactive adults from around Sydney. We operate from the Sydney SPOT Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy Clinic, where both practitioners are based.
Our Services include:
Thumb sucking is a habit which can be as difficult to break, as smoking. Children (and adults) require structured support that follows a cognitive behavioural framework, to ensure success. The rewards of tackling thumb sucking in a planned and systematic manner, are numerous.
Tongue Thrust, where the tongue rests against or between the front or side teeth during swallowing rather than lifting up into the palate (roof of the mouth), is a common disorder and can be treated.
Speech Pathologists at Sydney SPOT have specialist training in Orofacial Myology, which we feel is a critical component in our scope of practice. It broadens our capacity to care for our clients, supporting general health and well-being, in addition to speech and swallowing (which is what we are all about!).
If you have any questions regarding thumb sucking and tongue thrust, associated issues and available interventions, please do not hesitate to contact us.