We went to the pediatrician last week to talk about whether my 3yo is as easy to understand as he should be at his age (3y2m). I've known for a while that he's got something of a tongue tie, it wasn't bad enough to cause us nursing problems, he gained well, didn't have marathon nursing sessions, my nipples didn't end up lacerated or otherwise in pain, but he's got the v-shape bottom front teeth, and when he sticks out his tongue, it's somewhat heart-shaped (depends on the exact angle as to how well you can see that), but it's flat, not pointy, and it curls downward (vs my daughter, who can point out her tongue and it goes straight out, not down toward her chin).
So, anyone with stories on tongue tied kids and speech issues? I don't see particular sounds that are a problem, just a tendency toward mumbliness that makes it hard even for me to understand.
Ped listened really well (I was WAY impressed, we haven't seen her in over a year because we mostly don't need her type of medical help) and recommended we get an evaluation from a speech therapist, so I need to look into whether insurance covers anything or we're paying out of pocket, stuff like that. I think I want someone we hire vs someone through the local school district because I want someone looking for solutions, not telling me that he's just barely scraping by the range of typical if that's the case, because his pronunciation doesn't match his grammar (fairly decent) or his vocabulary (I think pretty large).
Thoughts? Things I should think about, not think about, anyone with a doc who clips TT (and who recognizes posterior as well as anterior--I can see the anterior, not sure about a possible posterior TT) in the Houston/Texas Gulf Coast region?