Erika Higginbottom: What is the role of an OT on the infant tongue tie team? Episode 314

Erika Higginbottom MS, OTR/L is an occupational therapist and owner of OT By Mommy, a private pediatric practice, on the North Shore of MA. She specializes in the precrawling infant and pre/post frenectomy therapy. Erika has trainings in the Tummy Time! Method, pre/post frenectomy care, sensory processing, visual-vestibular techniques, oral motor skills, and more. She is also mother to a toddler and infant, who have inspired Erika’s practice through their own journey with tongue ties and oral function. 

Topics we discussed:

- What is an Occupational Therapist?

- How did Erika come to work with babies with tongue tie? 

- What is sensory processing, sensory integration and how does Tummy Time play a role? 

- The complexities and team approach that is vital to successful outcomes for families

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