Stone Tongue Thrust Protocol

The Stone Tongue Thrust Protocol (STTP) is a clinically proven effective tool for the elimination of tongue thrust for individuals over the age of 8. Cally R. Stone MS, CCC-SLP is a state licensed and nationally ASHA certified clinical Speech Language Pathologist who developed and authored the STTP. Her clinical work with tongue thrust came initially as an outpatient hospital clinician who received referrals for tongue thrust due to the insurance company contract with the hospital providers. Frustration with traditional tongue thrust resources falling shor as well as poor follow through by patients led to the integration of techniques used with neurogenic patients who demonstrated oral phase dysphagia. When Cally became a private practice owner in 2003, she was able to further refine her tongue thrust treatment methods and consistently achieved exceptional results in a shorter amount of time that did not require the “tune ups” reported throughout the tongue thrust literature. Her practice became well known for the Stone Tongue Thrust Protocol (STTP) with patients and practitioners recognizing the value and lasting results of eliminating tongue thrust by training a new resting posture and posterior swallow. The STTP is now available for a second generation of therapists to become certified in the accurate identification and use of the Protocol for the assessment and treatment of tongue thrust.

Is Your Child At Risk For Developing Tongue Thrust?

So what if we could go back and potentially undo some of these contributing factors at the earliest of ages rather than waiting until they are 8 and already entrenched in the reverse swallow tongue thrust patterns? This idea is so radical and revolutionary it just might change the face of tongue thrust!

What You Don’t Know About Tongue Thrust: The Hidden Danger

Most tongue thrust referrals come from orthodontists because the tongue is interfering with the growth pattern of the teeth. Some view this as a cosmetic problem and will use appliances such as baskets, spikes or even braces and retainers to discourage the tongue thrust. However, what often happens is that as soon as the appliances …

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Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Tongue Thrust Provider

The Stone Tongue Thrust Protocol (STTP) is a revolutionary treatment protocol that, when used correctly by a Certified STTP provider, eliminates the tongue thrust efficiently.  A provider who has taken the time to specialize and certify with the STTP will have a different perspective of tongue thrust and expectation for timeline of elimination.