Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs)
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth that have many long term effects that experts are just now becoming aware of.
A tongue thrust is when your tongue pushes forward during swallowing or speech. This may eventually push your teeth out of alignment.
Sometimes the frenum under your tongue is restricted to the point that eating, swallowing and perhaps speaking becomes difficult. This is Tongue Tie.
Stuttering is a speech disorder characterized by repetition of sounds, syllables, or words; prolongation of sounds; and interruptions in speech known as blocks.
We can help when your voice is too soft, hoarse, or has problems with pitch.
Sometimes you know what you want to say, but your brain has trouble telling your mouth how to say it. This is Apraxia.
Brain damage can sometimes lead to impairments in speech. This is called Aphasia.
Sometimes the muscles we use to talk are too weak or do not work right and cannot do their job. This is called dysarthria.
Sometimes people have trouble swallowing. We can help.
Chewing and Swallowing Therapy
Incorrect chewing and swallowing can lead to poor digestion and choking.
Poor breathing techniques can affect your sleep and overall health.
Oral Habits (finger and thumb sucking)
While it may seem like a normal habit for a baby to suck their thumb, too much finger and thumb sucking can lead to problems later in life.
Speech Sound Disorders
Phonological and articulation disorders commonly referred to as speech sound disorders occur when adults and children are not able to create the sounds required for certain words.
Expressive Language Disorders
We can help people that have trouble conveying their thoughts in speech or writing.
Receptive Language Disorders
We can help people that have trouble understanding spoken or written communication.