Graduate Research Papers
Clinical outcomes of orofacial myofunctional therapy in children without concurrent orthodontia
Recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Master's Research Paper Award - First Place.
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Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Deglutition disorders in children--Treatment; Language disorders in children--Treatment;
Purpose: Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) addresses impairments in breathing, swallowing, chewing, and/or speech by eliminating maladaptive oral behaviors (e.g., poor position of the tongue and noxious habits); however, there is little evidence regarding its clinical effectiveness separate from concurrent orthodontia. The present study sought to explore early changes in tongue strength, dentition/palatal shape, and orofacial behaviors following OMT in the absence of orthodontic treatment.
Year of Submission
Year of Award
Master of Arts
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Laura Pitts, Advisor
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©2020 Julia Logan
Logan, Julia, "Clinical outcomes of orofacial myofunctional therapy in children without concurrent orthodontia" (2020). Graduate Research Papers. 1871.