Frequently asked questions

What is an orofacial myofunctional disorder?


An orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD) is when there is an abnormal lip, jaw, or tongue position during rest, swallowing or speech. You may also see this when there are prolonged oral habits, like thumb or finger sucking. https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/o/orofacial-disorders




How do I know if my child has a speech disorder?


Children develop at their own rate. Some children walk and talk early. Others take longer. Most children learn skills within an age range, such as between 12 and 18 months. A child who takes longer to learn a skill may have a problem. Click on this link to see some of indicators: https://www.asha.org/public/Early-Identification-of-Speech-Language-and-Hearing-Disorders/




How are speech and language disorders different?


A speech disorder is a condition in which a person has problems creating or forming the speech sounds needed to communicate with others. Common speech disorders are: Articulation disorders Phonological disorders Disfluency Voice disorders Speech disorders are different from language disorders in children. Language disorders refer to someone having difficulty with: Getting their meaning or message across to others (expressive language) Understanding the message coming from others (receptive language)




What do I do if my baby isn't feeding properly?


Poor feeding in infants is used to describe an infant with little interest in feeding. It can also refer to an infant who is not feeding enough to receive the necessary nutrition required for adequate growth. Poor growth associated with lack of feeding can lead to a separate condition called failure to thrive. If you think your baby isn't feeding properly or if you are experience pain while breastfeeding, schedule a call with us today.