Thank you. The hyoid bone is important in that many of the muscles involved in swallowing and speech are connected to it. In children this bone is soft and flexible as it has not formed into actual bone yet. It is probably not a cause of swallowing difficulty as far as I am aware. It may help to speak to an expert in the anatomy of the speech and swallowing muscles such as a speech therapist and get an opinion on your concerns and on your theory.
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