Articulation disorders focus on errors (e.g., distortions and substitutions) in production of individual speech sounds. Phonological disorders focus on predictable, rule-based errors (e.g., fronting, stopping, and final consonant deletion) that affect more than one sound.
An individual with a receptive language disorder demonstrates difficulties understanding what is said to them. There is no standard set of symptoms that indicates receptive language disorder, as it varies from one child to the next.
An individual with an expressive language disorder has difficulty expressing themselves through speech, writing or gesture.
From breast feeding to bottle feeding to finger foods and open cups children ages 2 months and older can benefit from a trained speech-language pathologist or occupational therapist feeding evaluation.
At Myo Speech and Feeding Center we collaborate and work with your IBCLC to restore the benefits of breastfeeding. If your baby has trouble latching at the breast or bottle, is making clicking sounds, is leaking milk, or you are unsure of how to introduce purees/solids, we are here to help.
Starting solids can be difficult and make the caregiver nervous. Avoidant behaviors at mealtimes in childhood are hard. Feeding therapy can help families enjoy mealtime again.
Feeding difficulties lead to problems including weight loss, nutritional deficiency, or problems with daily functioning. Whether your child is tube fed dependent or has trouble consuming a variety of foods, a comprehensive evaluation would be beneficial with either one of our OTs or SLPs trained in this area.
Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder that makes it hard for children to speak. Children with the diagnosis of apraxia of speech generally have a good understanding of language and know what they want to say. However, they have difficulty learning or carrying out the complex movements that underlie speech. Lindsey Doyle specializes in diagnosing and treating CAS. She has completed numerous courses and is an apraxia Bootcamp Graduate.
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) stem from a discrepancy in the oral and facial muscles which can lead to problems eating, sleeping, speech, daily function, and many more.
OMDs may affect, directly and/or indirectly, breastfeeding, facial skeletal growth and development, chewing, swallowing, speech, occlusion, temporomandibular joint movement, oral hygiene, stability of orthodontic treatment, facial esthetics, and more.
TOTs can include lip ties, cheek ties, and tongue ties. This is when the frenula, which are connective pieces of tissue between the tongue and floor of the mouth, or the lip and gum, are short or thick, or have an atypical attachment, resulting in limitation of movement of the lips, cheek, and tongue.
We believe in a collaborative approach in treating TOTs. Our therapists work closely with IBCLCs, bodyworkers, ENTs, dentists, and orthodontists to help create treatment plans best for your clients
Pacifier sucking, nail biting, and thumb/finger sucking can be damaging to developmental growth.
Even though sucking and biting can be calming and help soothe, they can also have a significant impact on the development of the face, mouth, airway, and dentition. We will help create an efficient elimination plan based on the child's age and severity. If your child is beyond 10 months and still utilizing a pacifier or your child is beyond 12 months and finger/thumb sucking, this therapy is for you.
If you or someone you know is in need of improving their overall communication skills, feeding skills, or myofunctional skills, you have come to the right place.