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
Breathing through the mouth all the time, including when you’re sleeping, can lead to problems.
Sleep Disordered Breathing
Poor breathing techniques can affect your sleep and overall health.
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.
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