Elizabeth is an ASHA certified Licensed Speech and language Pathologist who practices in Buffalo, New York. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University College at Fredonia in 1987. She received her Master of Arts degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1989.
Benefits of Oral Motor Placement (OMP) Therapy
Oral Placement Therapy is a speech therapy which utilizes a combination of: (1) auditory stimulation, (2) visual stimulation and (3) tactile stimulation to the mouth to improve speech clarity.
STRENGTHENS THE JAW, LIPS, & TONGUE
OMP aids in developing strength and mobility of the jaw, lips, and tongue.
INCREASES A CHILD’S SPEECH CLARITY
OMP, coupled with other speech therapy approaches, helps to improve a child’s conversational speech clarity.
MAY HELP RESOLVE OTHER ISSUES
OMP could help to resolve issues with pacifier use, thumb sucking, and drooling.
ASSISTS IN FEEDING AS WELL AS SPEECH
Feeding skills such as chewing or drinking from a cup may improve as a result of OMP therapy.