Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
What is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is the intervention, creation, and re-establishment of an oral environment conducive to the normal processes of orofacial growth and development.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is an interdisciplinary approach to patient wellness. It is based on the knowledge and experience of dentists, orthodontists, and medical researchers.
The need for Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is often diagnosed by a team of professionals that may include a physician, orthodontist, dentist, and Speech-Language Pathologist.
Therapy May Help to:
Promote normal chewing + swallowing patterns.
Develop and improve appropriate rest posture of the tongue, lips, jaw and facial muscles.
Eliminate thumb, finger, lip or pacifier sucking.
What Does Treatment Involve?
Myofuctional Therapy is the painless re-education of oral & facial muscles through a series of individualized exercises which help normalize the processes of orofacial growth and stabilization.
Therapy includes behavior modification and the elimination of dysfunctional oral habits via one-on-one patient visits and weekly home practice.
What Is The Goal Of Treatment?
Does Private Insurance Cover OMD Therapy?
Our goal is to help all patients get the treatment they need at a reasonable cost.
It is very disappointing when insurance companies will not cover or recognize the symptoms involved in treating Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders. We work with you to get the maximum reimbursement from your insurance provider.
Every insurance company is different, so while we cannot guarantee that your therapy will be covered, we will work with you to provide flexible payment plans and treatment packages.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
A licensed Speech-Language Pathologist for over 20 years, Monica has been in private practice for the last 9 years. She is the Clinical Administrator and Owner of the New Beginnings Pediatric Speech Therapy Services, PLLC clinics where she supervises and leads a team of Speech Pathology Clinicians.
Prior to opening her private practice, Monica was a Speech-Language Pathologist in the public school system for many years. She also has experience in pediatric Speech Therapy in home health, charter schools, and private schools. She has worked with children with an array of needs, such as: Autism Spectrum, Language Disorder, Augmentative Communication, Voice Disorder, Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Articulation Disorder, Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, Stuttering, Hearing/Visual Impairment, and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD).
She loves changing the lives of her patients!
Monica received her Orofacial Myofunctional training through the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT).
Monica is an active Member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), Texas Speech Language Hearing Association, and a Member of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS). She is a past Secretary of the EI Paso Speech and Hearing Association (EPSHA).