Our services include Speech & Language Therapy and treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) Therapy including pre and post therapy for frenectomy.
Speech & Language Therapy
What is Speech & Language Therapy?
In speech-language therapy, an SLP works with a child one-on-one to overcome problems.
Therapists use a variety of strategies, including:
- Language intervention activities where we interact with the individual to stimulate language development, modeling correct vocabulary and grammar and using repetition exercises to build language skills.
- Articulation therapy (i.e. sound production) exercises involve modeling correct sounds and syllables in words and sentences for a child.
- Oral-motor/feeding and swallowing therapy may use a variety of oral exercises — including mouth breathing and various tongue, lip, and jaw exercises — to strengthen the muscles of the mouth for eating, drinking, and swallowing.
Types of Issues We Treat
Sometimes you know what you want to say, but your brain has trouble telling your mouth how to say it. This is Apraxia. Learn more.
Sometimes the muscles we use to talk are too weak or do not work right and cannot do their job. This is called dysarthria. Learn more.
Expressive Language Disorders
We can help people that have trouble conveying their thoughts in speech or writing. Learn more.
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. Learn more.
Stuttering is a speech disorder characterized by repetition of sounds, syllables, or words; prolongation of sounds; and interruptions in speech known as blocks. Learn more.
Receptive Language Disorders
We can help people that have trouble understanding spoken or written communication. Learn more.
We can help when your voice is too soft, hoarse, or has problems with pitch. Learn more.
Orofacial Myofunctional Treatment
What is orofacial myofunctional treatment?
To better understand what orofacial myofunctional therapy is:
- ORO is oral or the mouth
- FACIAL is the face
- MYO means muscle
- FUNCTIONAL means a specific, natural action or activity working properly
- THERAPY is the process of rehabilitation
We work to correct the improper functioning of the tongue and face muscles and apply this to basic mouth functions which include:
- Tongue Resting Position
- Saliva swallowing
- Chewing and swallowing food
- Liquid swallows
Types of Issues We Treat
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs)
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth that have clear signs and many long term effects if not treated.
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 called a Tongue Tie.
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.
Breathing through the mouth all the time, including when you’re sleeping, can lead to problems.
Poor Airway Health
Often and mistakenly only associated with older, obese men, poor airway health affects men, women, and children of all ages.
Sleep Disordered Breathing
Poor breathing techniques can affect your sleep and overall health.
Chewing and Swallowing Therapy
Incorrect chewing and swallowing can lead to poor digestion and choking. Learn more.
Pre and Post Frenectomy
Are you about to get a tongue tie release? Did you know they revert? For a better outcome, make sure you incorporate pre and post frenectomy treatment with the procedure. Learn more.
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