Tongue Tie And Lips Tie?
Good evening, nI want to ask, I have twins aged almost 3 years, but one does not want to learn to speak. We took him for speech therapy but nothing worked. Then I read about tongue tie which can be one of the causes of delays in children’s speech. Then I took it to the doctor in the Kemang area and it was true that my child had a tongue tie and lips tie. nThe question is, should the tongue tie and lips tie be cut? nIs there no other way than to cut it? nBecause someone said that if it is not cut, when the child grows up, the child will become confused and experience growth and development disorders. nMohin explained. nThank you nGreetings novi
Hello Mrs. Novi! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Delay in speaking in children can be caused by speech disorders or language disorders. Children with speech disorders appear to have difficulty forming words correctly or in short, speak slurred or unclearly. Children with language disorders have difficulty understanding other people's speech or expressions and have difficulty expressing themselves in words or gestures. From the words you say that your child doesn't want to talk, your child may experience language problems. However, direct observation is required to distinguish them. If you find it difficult to distinguish between the two, you can take your child to the pediatrician. The pediatrician can distinguish between the two and determine an approximate cause.
Disturbances in the tongue and mouth can cause delays in speaking because the child will have difficulty forming the tongue position and certain mouth positions to form words. In tongue tie, the tongue frenulum reaches up to the tip of the tongue (as shown). As a result, the tongue is difficult to move. Tongue tie and lips tie cutting depends on the severity of the disturbance. It should be noted, speech disorders that occur only occur when the child wants to say certain words, not all the time. In other words, if your child has difficulty speaking in general, it is necessary to evaluate for other possible causes, such as hearing loss, learning disorders, or developmental disorders (such as autism or cerebral palsy). Mothers should take their children to the pediatrician for further evaluation. The doctor will examine the child to determine suspicions. Speech therapy without knowing the cause and target of therapy will not help much.
While therapy is running, what you can do at home is to encourage your children to talk more. Point to an object while saying the name of the object. Give him a question and respond to the answer he gives. You can also read books to him more often. You can also ask him to point to the object you mentioned. A 3 year old child can normally speak in short sentences and can determine the names of body parts.
This is the information that I can convey. Hopefully it can help Mrs. Novi and your children.