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Finding Your Voice Again: How Voice Therapy Can Help

Finding Your Voice Again: How Voice Therapy Can Help

Has your voice become strained, raspy, or unreliable? Do you find yourself constantly clearing your throat or coughing to get your voice back? Are you tired of going from doctor to doctor to find a solution? You may be experiencing symptoms of vocal damage. But there...

5 Steps to Better Sleep

5 Steps to Better Sleep

FACT: orofacial myofunctional therapy has been shown to improve daytime sleepiness, decrease snoring, and reduce AHIs (episodes of stopping or troubled breathing in sleep) by 62% in children and 50% in adults (Sleep journal published online May 1, 2015).Myofunctional...

Signs Your Child May Have An Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder

Signs Your Child May Have An Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder

As a parent, you may be wondering what is an orofacial myofunctional disorder and how do I know if my child has one? Let’s first define it. Orofacial myofunctional abilities refers to the study of muscles of the oral and facial complex in relation to swallowing...

Cleft Lip and Palate: A Team Approach

Cleft Lip and Palate: A Team Approach

Did you know that cleft lip and palate, a type of craniofacial disorder, is the second most common birth defect in the United States? A cleft is a separation or opening in the lip and/or palate (i.e., the roof of the mouth). Cleft lip is a separation within the lip,...

Why your child’s sleep is so important!

Why your child’s sleep is so important!

Sleep is critical in all aspects of our health, including our mental, emotional, and physical performance. When we are not getting enough good quality sleep, it negatively impacts our ability to learn, grow, and manage emotions.  Sleep disordered breathing includes a...

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder: A Mouthful

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder: A Mouthful

What Actually is it? Tongue thrust is one of many common disorders associated with orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD). Orofacial myofunctional disorders contain one or a combination of the following: abnormal thumb, finger, lip and tongue sucking habits; an...