ATLANTA AREA SPECIALIST IN THE TREATMENT OF OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL DISORDERS IN CHILDREN, TEENS AND ADULTS
Helping you confidently breathe, swallow and communicate for a lifetime!
Do These Symptoms Sound Familiar?
- Difficulty with speech sounds/production
- Interrupted/poor sleep
- Mouth breathing
- Crowded teeth
- History of difficulty with feeding as an infant
- Use of pacifier/finger or thumb habits for extended period of time
- Picky eating habits
- A routine habit of lips resting apart
- Teeth shifting after removal of braces
- Low resting tongue posture
- Messy eating
- Resting with lips apart
- Poor/interrupted sleep
- Suspected or diagnosed ADD/ADHD
- Jaw pain
- Neck pain
- Difficulty with sleep/sleep apnea
- Teeth shifting/bite changes
- Changes in facial symmetry
Hi, I’m Janey Hoag, and I Can Help
I am a speech-language pathologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of orofacial myofunctional disorders. Orofacial myology is the study and treatment of oral and facial muscles as they relate to airway, speech, dentition, chewing/food collection, swallowing and overall mental and physical health. My clients overcome the root causes of their symptoms and graduate from therapy feeling confident in their ability to breathe, swallow, and communicate for a lifetime.
What is an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD)?
Orofacial myology refers to the study and treatment of oral and facial muscles as they relate to airway, speech, dentition, chewing/food collection, swallowing and overall mental and physical health. Mouth breathing, pacifier use, thumb sucking habit, reverse swallow, tongue thrust, lisp, articulation disorders and orthodontia regression can all benefit from orofacial myology treatment. When a collaborative approach is taken between patient, orofacial myologist, otolaryngologist, dentist and orthodontist, breathing can improve, illnesses can decrease, noxious habits can be eliminated, a healthy swallow pattern can be achieved and speech can improve.
Orofacial Myology Services: Orofacial myology refers to the study and treatment of oral and facial muscles as they relate to airway, speech, dentition, chewing/bolus collection, swallowing and overall mental and physical health. Pacifier use, thumb sucking habit, reverse swallow, tongue thrust, lisp, articulation disorders and orthodontia regression can all benefit from orofacial myology services. When a collaborative approach is taken between patient, orofacial myologist, otolaryngologist, dentist and orthodontist breathing can improve, illnesses can decrease, noxious habits can be eliminated and speech can improve. Learn more here: www.iaom.com/faq/
Speech-Language Pathology Services: Effective speech, language and cognitive-linguistic functioning is crucial to understand the world and express yourself to others. Whether developmental in nature or acquired, delays and disorders deserve evaluation and treatment. Most speech-language pathologists have specialties. If you need help that isn’t my specialty, I will do my best to make a referral to another professional.
Preschool and School Screening Services: Preschool and school-aged child screenings for speech, language and orofacial myology delays and disorders are essential for helping to identify struggling students. Often, these these young students are incorrectly labeled as “inattentive”, “behavioral problems” or “bad listeners” unless screenings and subsequent evaluations have been completed. Early intervention is only possible with early identification. I make the screening process simple for school directors/heads/principals and their schools with voluntary participation by families for a nominal fee, online registration and quick results. References for this service available upon request.
The first step is for us to talk by phone to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and answer any questions you have. If I can provide you with the services you need, we can schedule an appointment for an evaluation and I will send you the appropriate forms.
Evaluations take place at my Dunwoody office and are 90 minutes in length. During our time together we will discuss your developmental and physical history, take measurements and pictures of your oral structures, and complete a swallowing evaluation.
Sessions address the neuromuscular re-education of the oral and facial muscles. We esablish measurable goals, provide concrete instruction and strive for permanent solutions. Clients will be expected to complete daily exercises in order for muscle strength, patterns and range of motion to make desired changes.
Achieve your goals of being clearly understood by others, healthy breathing, protecting the investment you made with orthodontics and decreased pain.
Janey Hoag, M.S., CCC-SLP IAOM Certification Track
1838 Independence Square, Suite D. Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
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