Our Services

Our services include Speech and Language Therapy as well as treatment for Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders.  

Orofacial Myofunctional Treatment

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.

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Tongue Thrust

A tongue thrust is when your tongue pushes forward during swallowing or speech. This may eventually push your teeth out of alignment.

misaligned "pushed out" teeth can be a sign of tongue thrust

Tongue Tie

Sometimes the frenum under your tongue is restricted to the point that eating, swallowing and perhaps speaking becomes difficult. This is Tongue Tie.

common speech test - stick out your tongue

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.

Mouth Breathing

Breathing through the mouth all the time, including when you’re sleeping, can lead to problems

mouth breathing child with dental issues

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.

TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders result from damage that has occurred to one or both temporomandibular joints located in front of the ears on both sides of the face.

Speech and Language Therapy

Apraxia

Sometimes you know what you want to say, but your brain has trouble telling your mouth how to say it. This is Apraxia.

Dysarthria

Sometimes the muscles we use to talk are too weak or do not work right and cannot do their job. This is called dysarthria.

Expressive Language Disorders

We can help people that have trouble conveying their thoughts in speech or writing.

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.

Stuttering

Stuttering is a speech disorder characterized by repetition of sounds, syllables, or words; prolongation of sounds; and interruptions in speech known as blocks.

Receptive Language Disorders

We can help people that have trouble understanding spoken or written communication.

Voice Disorders

We can help when your voice is too soft, hoarse, or has problems with pitch.

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Contact us

Working Hours

Please contact us between 8am – 5pm. Note that we may be in session during those times.  We appreciate your patience!

2416 E Washington, Ste. C-5

Bloomington, IL 61704

Phone: 309-830-5925

Email:bashao@bnspeechtherapy.com

Web: bnspeechtherapy.com