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Tongue Training

INFANT TONGUE TRAINING FOR BETTER VITAL BODY FUNCTIONING

It’s well known today that practical home exercises that lift and train the tongue contribute to better vital body functioning.

  • ADHD Symptoms

There are also social and psychological implications related to growing up disadvantaged by poor speech, such as stigma and low self esteem.

Tongue training for each and every newborn during the first two weeks may reduce many of the above mentioned related risks.

As it turns out, our fingers were not designed to be comfortable and effective tongue training tools. Consequently, many babies experience tongue training as an intrusive and discomforting activity, causing many parents to quit the process too early.

The LiperTM device makes tongue training super easy – the playful experience it really ought to be!

Newborns Tongue Training

GIVES PEACE OF MIND TO PARENTS AND BETTER OPPORTUNITY FOR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING FOR CHILDREN

A significant percentage of the population suffers from Ankyloglossia or Tongue Tie. This is a condition in which a tethered oral tissue restricts the tongue mobility causing it to be sub-functional.

Our double edged advantage

Tongue mobility has a direct and critical effect on everyday vital body functions of newborns and adults.

Tongue malfunction many times goes undiagnosed.
In infancy, tongue tie is usually diagnosed only as a result of moms breastfeeding challenges. Older children are sometimes diagnosed when experiencing feeding difficulties or dew to speech related issues. Adults find themselves later in life with severe body malfunctions that are sometimes found to be a result of a sub-functional tongue.

Infant’s tongue training wires the brain by encouraging the tongue for better movement and flexibility, thus reducing chances of future Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and leading to a proper orofacial structure.

Each and every newborn tongue training. As LiperTM device brings the opportunity to turn tongue training into such an easy and comfortable child’s play, we recommend a daily tongue training with the LiperTM device for every newborn during their first two weeks of life.  Only 3 times a day for a few seconds, to give your child the opportunity for better health and well-being.

Diagnosis of sub functional tongue. When a sub-functional tongue is being diagnosed by a care professional and a tongue training treatment is recommended, LiperTM device will deliver best treatment compliance.

Studies show that tongue training pre and post-surgical tongue-tie release, significantly improve the outcomes – helping ensure normal tongue mobility and functioning while preventing frenulum reattachment.

Breastfeeding and beyond

Breastfeeding is clearly on the rise. A Sub-functional tongue restricts the tongue from extending and elevating optimally – impairing the baby’s ability to efficiently remove milk from the breast. Mothers who breastfeed Tongue Tied babies often suffer pain and sores on the nipples, Tend more to suffer from engorgement, plugged ducts, mastitis etc. Their nursing tends to be long and less efficient leading to maternal exhaustion and premature weaning. As a result of their difficulty to efficiently remove milk from the breast Tongue tied babies are under risk of insufficient weight gain. This might also decrease the mother’s milk supply.

It is already known and supported by studies and by vast clinical practice that beyond breastfeeding difficulties, tongue tie is also associated with psychological, social and numerous physical implications:

  • Breastfeeding difficulties
  • Palate abnormalities
  • Upper airway constrictions
    / obstructions / infections
  • Altered sleep patterns
    resulting in poor sleep quality
    Sleep apnea
  • Sleep apnea
  • ADHD
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Colic
  • GI Reflux
  • Ear infections
  • Impaired speech
  • Postural issues
  • Neck pain
  • Dental issues
  • TMJ problems

Manual

TONGUE TRAINING AT YOUR FINGERTIP

Tongue training can now be performed in three easy steps. All it takes is several moments a day.
For detailed instructions and additional tongue exercises please enter the “GET MANUEL PDF” button.
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SLIP ON FINGER
Insert the tip of your index finger through the round opening of the LiperTM device until it reaches the inner mark. The slit on the nail side is designed to fit your finger snuggly and not slip off.
PLACE BENEATH TONGUE
Slowly and carefully insert the LiperTM device into the lower part of infant’s mouth. Place the LiperTM as far back as possible.
LIFT THE TONGUE
Slowly and firmly lift the tongue in a slight upward motion for 1 second and then lower it.
Gently remove the Liper™ Device from the mouth.
For the number of repetitions and treatment period please see our detailed manual by clicking the above “GET MANUAL PDF” button.