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:

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Promote normal chewing + swallowing patterns.
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Develop and improve appropriate rest posture of the tongue, lips, jaw and facial muscles.
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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?

Our goal, in a nutshell, is to stabilize proper tongue rest posture, establish nasal breathing, habituate normal, healthy chewing & swallowing, habituate proper lip seal and oral habit elimination.

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.

MEET OUR QUALIFIED STAFF!

Kendra Rosales, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kendra believes that eating not only provides the nutrition that we need but is also an anticipated social event for most of us. Unfortunately, this is often not the case for a family with a child with feeding difficulties, whether it is due to food aversion or lack of oral motor skills. Mealtime quickly changes from something that is looked forward to, to something that is dreaded. Parents are filled with fear and anxiety for their child’s safety and nutrition. Kendra decided to specialize in Feeding and Swallowing Disorders to empower parents and work with them to teach their children the necessary skills to safely eat and to help their child overcome their sensory aversion(s) to food.

Kendra has had many feeding successes! One such patient had a significant aversion to foods. The parent’s goal was to be able to eat at a restaurant as a family without having to feed her child beforehand or pack a meal for the restaurant. After 4 months of feeding therapy, their child ate what was ordered at the restaurant for the first time! Mom stated, “It was amazing to just be able to go out and eat as a family!”

Monica Tullius, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

A licensed Speech-Language Pathologist for over 24 years, Monica has been in private practice for the last 11 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).

Christine Ramirez Adame, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Christine is a bilingual Certified Speech-Language Pathologist who is compassionate and shows caring for each one of her patients. Before coming to New Beginnings and serving as our Rich Beem Clinic Director, she worked for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

She is very interested in Tethered Oral Tissues (TOT’s) and the problems they can cause for posture, breast feeding, chewing, sleeping, and breathing. Christine also received her training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy at the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT).

Christine is interested in advancing her knowledge of sleep and OMD’s to better help children and parents who may not even realize that TOT’s may negatively affect the entire body system. She is a member of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS).

FIND US AT 2 LOCATIONS

Eastside Office

1512 N Zaragoza Rd Ste C-1
El Paso, Texas 79936
Phone: (915) 855-0601

Far Eastside Office

3551 Rich Beem Ste B
El Paso, Texas 79938
Phone: (915) 303-5177

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For questions or for an evaluation call one of our office locations:
(915) 855-0601 (East) or (915) 303-5177 (Far East)