Rest easy - Clear speech - Eat well
Oral Resting Postures
Do you or your child have a tongue thrust, forward tongue posture, or mouth-breathing habit? You can establish an ideal swallowing and resting patterns for balance of the orofacial musculature.
Swallowing & Chewing
Have you never been able to swallow pills easily? Maybe you “graduated” from swallowing therapy but still have challenges with specific foods or textures. Swallowing is part of our everyday life from coffee with friends to celebrations with family. Let’s make your life easier and swallow safer. **Please know that Clarity does not accept Medicare.**
Do you have difficulty understanding your child’s speech? Let’s work on persistent speech disorders such as lisps, “r” errors, or provide fluency strategies for stuttering. The goal of speech therapy is to articulate your best! **Currently, all speech only clients will be referred out to other local practices.**
Clinical Coaching & Workshops
Are you a speech pathologist who is new to myofunctional disorders? Have a complex client and not quite sure where to go? Let's work together to help build your confidence on how to use evidence based principles and current research into your own practice.
Here at Clarity Speech Therapy it is my mission to ensure high quality speech therapy for all persons with orofacial pain, myofunctional disorders or sleep disordered breathing.
Did you know that up to 99% of people with orofacial pain report at least one symptom of feeding concerns (e.g., difficulty, pain, or fatigue chewing or avoiding specific foods)? Speech pathologists have graduate-level education focused on how to treat swallowing disorders (also known as dysphagia).
According to the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, up to 25 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea. This airway disorder has been shown to have subclinical swallowing differences that respond to therapy for oral resting posture, oral and pharyngeal strengthening, commonly called "myofunctional therapy."
Advocacy and collaboration are vital to a successful therapeutic relationship, meaning brave and open communication with clearly defined goals from start to finish.
All clients should feel empowered through education, research-based tasks, and affirming treatment. To accomplish this, we will complete an in-depth assessment to determine if we have captured the complete picture before starting treatment.
I want to help you articulate your best and achieve your goals, whatever they may be: resting posture, chewing/swallowing, or speech therapy. Let me know how I can support you!
Christina (she, her, hers)
Christina (she, her)