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The Faux Tie: When is a "Tongue-tie" NOT a Tongue-tie?

by Alison K. Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST, PPNE
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Handout: Yes

Has the incidence of tongue-tie increased or are we seeing more cases of "tongue-tie" because of poor differential diagnosis? In this presentation, Dr. Hazelbaker describes the differences between actual tongue-tie and sucking issues that can appear to be tongue-tie due to structural restrictions that pull the tongue back in the throat. She provides the conceptual framework for such an occurrence and shows both pictures and video that help the participant grasp the differences between the two thereby distinguishing a true tie from a faux tie in his or her clinical setting.

Learning Objectives:

Discuss the events that can cause a tongue to appear tied

List the differences between tongue-tie and faux tie

Describe an assessment process to make a differential diagnosis