Bust The Thrust
The Premier Solution for Tongue Thrust Therapy
The premier solution for tongue thrust therapy, featuring an informal assessment along with an entire ten week program. Through this program, the oral musculature is retained to produce a correct and mature swallow pattern free of any tongue thrust movement or pressure. The program also teaches techniques to improve awareness of the mouth, facial muscles, and tongue muscles. As well as techniques to improve muscle strength and coordination.
The program provides an informal assessment to help determine if a tongue thrust exists and/or the severity level of a tongue thrust. The program offers weekly session guidelines. Each weekly guideline contains multiple exercises to be taught on a consistent weekly basis. The weekly exercises come complete with descriptions, tips and tricks, and video demonstrations to ensure the exercises are taught and practiced correctly.
The program is designed to be used under the direction of a certified Speech Language Pathologist, Dentist, Orthodontist, or Orofacial Myologist. However, the program works best with parent support and home practice. In order to facilitate this support, once the program has been purchased by an appropriate professional, every parent/student/client using the program under the direction of that professional is given free access to the entire program. This type of access is unheard of and is made available in order to guarantee correct usage and success with the program.
The week 1 exercises, descriptions, videos, and worksheet are provided freely to all visitors of this site. To access the contents for the remaining 9 weeks, we recommend you purchase the app on either the Apple App Store, or the Google Play Store. If you do not want to purchase the app from the app stores, we do offer 3 online subscription plans: (1) 3 months for $49.99, (2) 12 months for $149.99, and (3) lifetime membership for $499.99. The 3 month subscription provides adequate time for treatment for one individual. The 12 month subscription gives flexible access for therapists, school districts, and/or businesses who may wish to treat multiple individuals during a 12 month span. The lifetime membership gives unlimited and indefinite access for therapists, school districts, and/or businesses who will be providing ongoing tongue thrust therapy. The sign-up and subscription process will redirect to PayPal where users will sign up and pay for the program.
What is a Tongue Thrust?
What is a Tongue Thrust
A tongue thrust, otherwise known as an orofacial multifunctional disorder, occurs when the tongue moves forward in an exaggerated way during speech and/or swallowing. The tongue may lie too far forward during rest or may protrude between the upper and lower teeth during speech, swallowing, and at rest.
Did you know that more than 81% of children with speech and articulation disorders have been shown to have an underlying tongue thrust? A tongue thrust can delay the development of the muscles of the tongue and can interfere with the development of age appropriate speech sounds. The Tongue Thrust Therapy App program helps treat the underlying cause of these speech and articulation issues, giving children the necessary skills and foundation to develop speech sounds appropriately. The Tongue Thrust Therapy App program can be used in conjunction with traditional articulation therapy, in order to help children experience faster progress and much more success.
A person typically swallows between 1,200 and 2,000 times in a 24 hour time period with more than 4 pounds of pressure each time. If a person suffers from a tongue thrust, this continuous pressure tends to force the teeth out of alignment. Many orthodontics complete orthodontic treatment with what appears to be good results, only to discover that the case relapses due to the patient's tongue thrust. If the tongue is allowed to continue its pushing action against the teeth, it will continue to push the teeth forward and reverse any orthodontic work performed.