Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in Sioux City

OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY IN SIOUX CITY

   Serving Siouxland with OMD Therapy Services for Children and Adults.  

About Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD)

OMDs are disorders of the face, mouth, lips and/or jaw that interfere with normal growth, development or function of the orofacial structures. OMDs often affect eating, talking, breathing and swallowingThat's where Childworks Therapy Clinic can help. Childworks Therapy Clinic provides Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy to adults and children over the age of 4. Eating and breathing are essential skills that we don't take lightly, so in therapy, we help improve or correct the mouth, tongue and facial movements that help promote better chewing, swallowing, breathing and talking. Our licensed and certified Sioux City Speech Pathologists can help with early detection of OMDs and improve facial muscle movements.

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Who benefits from OMD Therapy?

We offer free screenings to discuss if you or your child could benefit from Orofacial Myofuncational therapy. Common signs or symptoms may include:

  • Tongue Thrust Swallow Pattern

  • Excessive drooling

  • Difficulty producing clear speech

  • Has had speech services for many years without progress

  • Limited tongue movement

  • Overbite / Underbite

  • Breathes with mouth open

  • Snores and/or grinds teeth

  • Difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep

  • Prolonged pacifier use (past 6 months old)

  • Sucks thumb/fingers

Get a free phone screening with one of our experienced Sioux City Speech Language Pathologists today:

Myofunctional therapy works to normalize oral rest postures, eliminate jaw pain, facilitate nasal breathing, prevent orthodontic relapse, improve articulation, and optimize swallowing function. During your initial visit, our highly trained speech-language pathologists will evaluate oral facial muscle patterns and structures through formal and informal assessment. Assessments are customized to each individual and may include a combination of observations (feeding, talking, breathing, etc.), oral motor examination, language sampling, formalized testing, and background history. At the conclusion of the assessment, we will share the results and make recommendations that include a measurable treatment plan.

OMD Therapy for Children

What to Expect in OMD Therapy

We work with you and any other medical professionals (Dentists, Orthodontists, ENTs, Gastroenterologists, Allergists, Primary Care Physicians, etc.) to determine the best plan for success.

Impacts of Untreated
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

OMDs affect all ages and can have a different impact on an individual’s quality of life based on the severity of the disorder and time left untreated. Here are some examples:

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Bedwetting

  • Crooked Teeth

  • Difficulty Nasal Breathing

  • Difficulty Swallowing

  • Drooling

  • Enlarged Tonsils

  • Feeding Difficulties

  • Headaches

  • Heart-shaped Tongue

  • Long Facial Growth

  • Mouth Always Open

  • Poor Sleep

  • Poor Speech

  • Prolonged Oral Habits (Thumb Sucking, Pacifier)

  • Recessed Chin

  • Relapse of Orthodontic Treatment

  • Snoring

  • Teeth Clenching

  • Teeth Grinding

  • TMJ Pain or Jaw Locking/Popping

Get to Know Your Therapists

Orofacial Myofunctional
Free Screenings & Appointments

The first step to finding the answers you need starts here:

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Abbie Gacke

M.A. CCC-SLP, CLC

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Sydney Kunzweiler

M.A. CCC-SLP

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Ashley Matejcak

M.S. CCC-SLP

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Devyn Sponder

M.A. CCC-SLP

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Melissa Cruz Saldana

M.A. CF-SLP

OMD Therapy Free Assessment
Free Screening

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Chat with one of our experienced team members today.

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Get Started

Connect with our office to schedule your initial visit and assessment.