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Episode 255:  The Jaw Is The Root Of All Things Evil with Dr. Jenn Moore, EdD, CCC-SLP

This week on the podcast, Hallie is joined by Dr. Jenn Moore, a speech-language pathologist with over 15+ years experience in treating muscle & motor disorders in babies & young adults for improved oral function. Her mission is to create an online community where SLPs, parents, and other professionals learn all things related to muscle and motor-based disorders.

Join them as they talk about all things jaw. They discuss topics from the importance of visual analysis of speech production to speech production involving more than just the articulators ,and jaw grading and jaw sliding. 

Dr. Jenn and Hallie also cover the influence of vowels on speech movements,

tools for assessing and tracking motor breakdowns in speech production, and more!

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In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Importance of visual analysis of speech production
  • Speech production involving more than just articulators
  • Concept of jaw grading and jaw sliding
  • Influence of vowels on speech movements
  • Tools for assessing and tracking motor breakdowns in speech production
  • Videotaping clients for slow motion analysis
  • Therapeutic trials and response to intervention
  • Article by Dr. Avan Naam on motor speech development

Research Articles

Namasivayam AK, Huynh A, Bali R, Granata F, Law V, Rampersaud D, Hard J, Ward R, Helms-Park R, van Lieshout P, Hayden D. Development and Validation of a Probe Word List to Assess Speech Motor Skills in Children. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2021 Mar 26;30(2):622-648. doi: 10.1044/2020_AJSLP-20-00139. Epub 2021 Mar 11. PMID: 33705676.

Namasivayam AK, Coleman D, O’Dwyer A, van Lieshout P. Speech Sound Disorders in Children: An Articulatory Phonology Perspective. Front Psychol. 2020 Jan 28;10:2998. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02998. PMID: 32047453; PMCID: PMC6997346.


Get to know Dr. Jenn on Instagram at @DrMooreSpeech or  @BraveWingsTherapy

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