We need to be screening for AIRWAY ya'll!
...not just that the person can breath but the quality of their breathing! Especially in children who may not present with such extreme symptoms but can escalate as they get older. we need good quality breathing (nasal breathing through a patent airway) for all our functions to succeed. think sleeping, talking, eating, learning, social interactions...More on this in my next post- stay tuned!
Some things to look for: snoring/noisy breathing🚩open mouth posture 🚩drooling 🚩 messy eating🚩hyponasal/unclear speech 🚩 increased amount of cavities 🚩 oral habits🚩 chapped lips🚩hyper/hypo activity🚩...
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