Orofacial Myology

Orofacial Myology: Oral Motor Therapy to Address Form and Function

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is highly specialized treatment that uses muscle-specific exercises and enhanced oral hygiene to improve the structure and function of the face and mouth. A Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM) has earned certification through the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) and works in collaboration with allergists, ENTs, physicians and orthodontists to improve clients’ oral resting posture, chewing, swallowing and articulation skills — and address oral habits such as thumbsucking, tooth grinding and clenching.

Amy Wetherill was the first speech-language pathologist in Maryland to achieve the distinction of Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM). Children and adults who have an orofacial myofunctional disorder may struggle with:

  • Articulation
  • Tongue Thrust
  • Picky/Messy Eating
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Open Mouth Posture
  • Thumb Sucking

To learn more about Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy or schedule an evaluation for your child, please call 301-869-7505 or email info@pdcandme.com.