Tooth Brushing Tips Tooth brushing is important because it prevents gum disease, tooth decay, and increases oral hygiene. But what most people don’t know is that tooth brushing also provides..
What is Sensory Processing Disorder?
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) can also be referred to as Sensory Integration (SI). Both names refer to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses, and turns these..
Better Hearing and Speech Month
Did you know that May is Better Hearing and Speech Month? Opportunities are created every May to raise awareness about communication disorders. For May 2015 The American Speech-Language and Hearing..
The Velum and Speech and Swallowing
The velum or soft palate is the soft tissue constituting the back of the roof of the mouth. During non-speech tasks such as swallowing, blowing, sucking and whistling the velum elevates and retracts..
What is Oral Motor Weakness?
Oral facial muscle weakness affects the structures of the oral mechanism and surrounding facial muscles that impacts the modalities of speech production and feeding/mastication. Speech production requires the integration of..