Parents convinced their 6-year-old can’t speak, until a visit to the dentist

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Its an exciting time for all parents when their child experiences things for the first time, for example their first step to their first word, or any other milestones that are celebrated.

Although it’s certainly not a competition, it can often be incredibly stressful for parents whose children don’t develop at the same rate as other children.

When six-year-old Mason Motz, from Katy, Texas, was 10 days old he suffered a brain aneurysm. When he was one Mason was brought to a speech therapist.

There he was diagnosed with Sotos syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects growth and development. His parents believed the brain aneurysm, was the reason why his speech was delayed.

Over time Mason was able to pronounce the beginning of a word and his parents Dalan and Meredith were able understand what he was saying.

However in 2017 when Mason was 6 everything seemed to change after a visit to the dentist.

Mason went to his paediatric dentist Amy Luedemann-Lazar, for a routine check up when she made a remarkable discovery.

Dr. Luedemann-Lazar noticed that the band of tissue under his tongue was attached close to the tip of his tongue, keeping him from moving it freely.

Mason’s parents granted her permission to perform laser surgery to untie his tongue. This procedure only lasted ten seconds.

After coming home, his parents heard Mason say, “I’m hungry, I’m thirsty, can we watch a movie?”

His parents, could hardly believe their ears as they had never heard their son speak properly before, now all of a sudden he talking at a much higher level than previously. Mason spoke at the level of a one-year level only an hour previous. 

Following the operation, he was talking at the same level as a four-year-old. Doctors expect him to catch up with his peers when he becomes a teenager.

Take a look at the video clip below to learn more about this remarkable discovery.

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