The Gift of Speech

Young girl born tongue-tied

Rotary Club of Cebu East came across this 10 year old student girl during their monthly support to the Cordova Alternative Resource for Education.

The child’s condition was first noticed by past President Dr. Tony Chua, who realized this young girl was born tongue-tied. Before we are born, a strong cord of tissue that guides development of mouth structures is positioned in the center of the mouth. It is called a frenulum, and as we grow, it recedes and thins. This frenulum is visible & easily felt if you look in the mirror under your tongue.

In some children, the frenulum is especially tight or fails to recede and may cause tongue mobility problems. Tongue-tie surgery is a simple procedure but truly meant a lot to this child, who for the first time in 10 years will start to speak!

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