"Orofacial Myology refers to the study and treatment of oral and facial muscles as they relate to speech, dentition, chewing/bolus formation and collection, swallowing, and overall metal and physical health." - S.R. Holtzman
Therapy targets the child's ability to assume functional resting posture of the tongue, jaw, and teeth as their postures directly effect our ability to produce speech sounds accurately and to swallow functionally.
Symptoms related to orofacial myology disorders are: Lisps of all types, other articulation disorders, swallowing difficulties, poor eating habits, oral habits (e.g., thumb/finger sucking), tongue and/or labial tie, and open bites that interfere with appropriate speech production.