What About When Your Patient's Aren't Making Progress?

What about when your family member isn’t making progress?
 - OR - 
What about those patients that aren't making progress the way you think they should? 

You’ve tried everything in your bag of tricks but nothing has given you the results you expected. Now what?

❓Did you know that sleep apnea, teeth grinding, thumb sucking, ADD/ADHD, mouth breathing and even snoring can ALL be from the same root issue???! I didn’t… and as a speech-language pathologist who treated patients with these issues for many years, I have been shocked at what I’ve learned this past year. Addressing the root cause with orofacial myofunctional therapy could be just the strategy you need to help your patients resolve root issues and meet goals more quickly. 

Did you know that there are simple strategies right under your nose (literally) that you could begin implementing TOMORROW which would change the course of your progress and increase your patients' success? These are tools that many therapists are unaware of, so I’m bringing in an expert that will help shed some light on the topic so you can do a better job of serving your clients.

It was such a treat to chat with speech-language pathologist, orofacial myofunctional therapist and co-owner of OrofacialTX, Andrea Butler. She showed us not only how to connect the dots, but gave us a game plan for REAL progress and change! As an SLP myself, I have been blown away by what I've learned over the past year AND the progress I've seen in my own kids and husband! If you are a therapist or even someone who has spent countless hours in school or going to continuing ed, but your patients or family member with ADD/ADHD, thumb sucking, unresolved articulation & fluency issues aren’t resolving the way you think they should. You’ve known there was more you could do, but you didn’t know where to go. The answers are out there, but you don’t know where to look. 
Andrea and I discussed:
  • What is Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder?
  • Signs & Symptoms of OMD
  • The Iceberg Effect
  • Screening Tools
  • How to Know When to Refer Out or Talk to Your Therapist/Dentist
  • Where to Start
Andrea also shared with us a wonderful tool you can use to screen.  Check out her website OroFacialTX , ASHA (American Speech-Language and Hearing Association) and the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy for more in-depth information.  

She also shared these two resources with us for your assistance: Parent Resources & Professional Resources

For the full interview, watch the video below:

More on this topic:
Is Your Mouth Choking Your Health? Interview with Dr. Felix Liao, author and founder of Holistic Mouth Solutions
What Do Blood Sugar, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Mouth Breathing Have in Common? - interview with Dr. Teresa Scott of Holistic Dental Associates

Some pics of our family' s journey:

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