Functional Assessment and Remediation of TOTS
Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP & Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC
"I felt like a kid on Christmas when I received this book! I have referenced, reviewed & used everyday on my clinical practice. The information in this book is fabulous!!" -- Alicia R
This book is the go-to, comprehensive, evidence- based manual for the assessment and treatment of TOTs in infants, children and adults.
Anthony F. Jahn, M.D., F.A.C.S, F.R.C.S.(C)
David E. Karas, M.D.
Scott A. Siegel, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., F.A.A.P.
Sharon A. Vallone, D.C., D.I.C.C.P.
Authors, Robyn Merkel-Walsh and Lori Overland, have developed a comprehensive, evidenced-based program -- the Merkel-Walsh & Overland TOTs Protocol , to assist in the identification and functional implications of Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs) commonly referred to as "tongue tie" or ankyloglossia. With a task analysis of the oral sensory motor skills required to eat and speak, Robyn and Lori have done organized a comprehensive assessment protocol that drives pre- and post operative care .
This practical speech and feeding program includes a pre- and post-surgical treatment plan to avoid long-term issues, such as scarring and reattachment.
This text compliments the TOTs courses taught by Robyn and Lori via TalkTools® found here: https://talktools.com/pages/tots-tethered-oral-tissues