As Sunbreak Speech, we also specialize in rehabilitative therapy services for individuals who are experiencing communication, cognitive, or swallowing challenges resulting from stroke, dementia, brain injuries, or progressive neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. Our therapists have advanced training and experience to deliver therapy programs designed to help clients regain independence and improve communication, social interaction, and swallowing safety.
Orofacial Myology has been defined as “the study and treatment of oral and facial muscles as they relate to speech, dentition, chewing/bolus collection, swallowing, and overall mental and physical health” (S.R Holtzman).
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy involves an individualized program to help the patient retrain these adaptive patterns of muscle function, and to create and maintain a healthy orofacial environment. Treatment goals may include the following:
Normalize tongue and lip resting postures
Establish nasal breathing patterns
Eliminate improper chewing and swallowing patterns
Stabilize the dentition from extraneous orofacial muscle movement
Individual therapy is provided in our clinic-based setting and is one-on-one with a certified speech-language pathologist. We always invite families and caregivers to be an active member of the team and therapy sessions. Our sessions are scheduled for 30-50 minutes and frequency is determined based on the need of each individual and as a team with the family.
language development: parent coaching