In this episode, Hallie talks to MaryFrances Gonzalez, MA, CCC-SLP/COM about oral habits. They discuss various oral habits, nutritive vs. non-nutritive sucking, why children develop oral habits, the long-term effects of certain oral habits, and when/how to eliminate them.
MaryFrances Gonzalez, MA CCC-SLP/COM, is an ASHA certified, Virginia licensed Speech Language Pathologist and IAOM Certified Orofacial Myologist. She is the owner and director of TeachSpeech LLC in Loudoun County, Virginia which specializes in early intervention speech and language disorders. This past year she opened a Thumbsucking Clinic, the first of it’s kind in the United States, to help remediate prolonged oral habits in children and orofacial myofunctional disorders in teens and adults.
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