In-home pediatric orofacial myofunctional therapy services in your home or child’s school. Serving Gaithersburg, Rockville, Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring & Washington, DC.
In-home Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
We take a whole team approach and collaborate closely with professionals that may be an integral part of your child’s case (e.g., ENT’s, dentists, orthodontists, etc) that play an important role in your child’s life. Services are provided in your child’s natural environment (e.g., home or school).
Orofacial Myofunctional therapy takes place in your home or child’s school. We work with children to help them eliminate thumb/finger-sucking, pacifier use, nail biting and other oral habits. Through “myo” therapy we also work on facial and tongue exercises to promote (1) an accurate resting posture (where your child’s jaw, teeth, tongue and lips are correctly placed); and (2) adequate chewing and swallowing through elimination of tongue thrust.
Please note, we work closely with ENT’s, Orthodontists & Dentists as the need presents to provide your child with the best treatment plan and outcomes.
Initially an evaluation will take place. We look at the whole child when determining the best treatment plan for your child. If treatment is warranted we will use a combination of exercises in treating your child and helping them to improve their skills in the following areas:
- tongue and facial rest postures
- chewing & swallowing
Our goal is to eliminate: noxious oral habits (e.g., thumb sucking), open mouth posture, low & forward resting tongue, dental malocclusions, and tongue thrust. We work with you and any other medical professionals to determine the best plan for your child’s success.
Little Sprout Speech is an out-of-network provider. Our services are often covered by out-of-network benefits. We recommend that you contact your insurance company before starting services to learn how much your particular plan will reimburse you. You will be provided with an itemized bill that includes all necessary information, including diagnostic and treatment codes.
Call us today to set up an appointment for your child! 301-881-1394