Although you don’t necessarily have speech or hearing issues with tongue thrust it is most commonly (and I would say appropriately) treated by a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) (even though it’s not necessarily a speech or language issue). Tongue Thrust is treated most effectively by an SLP who is an expert on the mouth and more specifically swallowing disorders. Sometimes there may be articulation errors as a result of the tongue thrust but it is much less often than most people realize.
We are going to take advantage of this opportunity to dive deeper into tongue thrust this summer to help set both the public and professionals up for success in the identification, treatment and elimination of tongue thrust.
Maybe you are searching for some information on tongue thrust and have never heard of the STTP Training Center or The Stone Tongue Thrust Protocol so you just want to take a peak at whether or not it’s for you. Start with the Debunking the Myths of Traditional Tongue Thrust Therapy.
Maybe you have an interest in treating tongue thrust or have been using traditional methods with less than remarkable results and you are looking for more. You want to start with Changing the Face of Tongue Thrust: Introduction to the Stone Tongue Thrust Protocol.
Maybe you are a professional that does not directly treat tongue thrust but you would like to have a better understanding of how the treatment team dynamics work and considerations for referral. You want to enroll in the Perspectives in Tongue Thrust: Clinical Dilemmas and Clinical Solutions.
There’s even a possibility that you already know that you want to be a Certified STTP Practitioner with all of the rights, access, and support that goes along with it. Then jump into the STTP Certification Course Package. In addition to taking away timelines and integrating the pre-requisite into the package, we have also updated the course content to reflect the updates in the Stone Tongue Thrust Protocol: A Protocol for the Assessment & Treatment of Tongue Thrust, 2nd Edition.
The STTP Training Center was developed as an overseeing agency to provide content and oversight for the training and certification of professionals using the Stone Tongue Thrust Protocol for assessment and treatment of tongue thrust. The STTP Training Center will ensure competency and consistency throughout the certification process. It will also serve as a resource for individuals seeking providers who have demonstrated competency in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of tongue thrust.
This course will specifically introduce the components of the STTP Oral Evaluation and the STTP as well as the difference between the STTP and other traditional treatment approaches to tongue thrust. So if you’ve been wondering and watching but not ready to make the leap to certification this is a great course to get you off the fence!
The Certification Course has undergone some pretty significant updating which includes bundling the previous pre-requisite course into the package and adding new content from the STTP 2nd Edition. Additionally, we have eliminated cohorts and timelines so that you are able to take the certification course when it is most convenient for you. What hasn’t changed is the convenience of a completely online certification program. Our commitment of quality training and unparalleled support remain our hallmark and standard.