Does your child have any of the following symptoms: lisp, speech sound errors, picky or selective feeding habits, open bite, poor sleep, snoring, jaw pain, thumb sucking, poor swallow, or open mouth breathing? These could be an indication that your child has an Oromyofunctional Disorder (OMD).
How can a Speech Language Pathologist help? At an evaluation, the Speech Language Pathologist will examine the structure and function of the tongue and examine the structure of the oral cavity. From here, an individualized plan may be made. SLPs collaborate with other related professionals to help improve outcomes. These may include dentists, orthodontists, pediatricians, sleep centers, allergist or otolaryngologists (ENTs).