Thumb sucking and finger sucking are common habits among young children. Because of this, many parents may not realize the potential effects that sucking habits can have on their child's speech development. While thumb sucking may seem harmless, prolonged, and frequent thumb sucking can lead to a variety of speech-related problems, including articulation and pronunciation difficulties.
In this blog, we will discuss how thumb sucking affects speech, the age at which thumb sucking may become problematic, and what parents can do to help their child break the habit.
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