TeachSpeech, LLC- Speech, Language & Myofunctional Therapy

TeachSpeech, LLC- Speech, Language & Myofunctional Therapy

Combining play with evidence based practices to create a foundation for learning, one word at a time.

Combining play with evidence based practices to create a foundation for learning, one word at a time.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

As health care providers our mission is not only to remediate a delay or disorder but to empower the parents with knowledge. We still have work to do, by the results of these polls, but we won’t stop spreading the word to #identifythesigns

Better Hearing and Speech Month is here and the poll results are in! The results are both enlightening and reinforcing. Among findings, the poll indicates parents still aren’t aware of many warning signs of early communication disorders. In fact, only 23% could identify 75% or more of the signs from a provided list. Only 5% correctly identified all the signs.

Oral Myofunctional Therapy of York

Well said, Oral Myofunctional Therapy of York 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

"Today, this little cup is so ubiquitous many parents just assume it’s a natural stage of child development.......But the thing is — Belanger [the inventor of the sippy cup]was an engineer. Not a dentist. And his design was more about keeping his rug clean than about how it might affect a kid’s mouth.


Another part of our practice is educating and training other medical and health care providers. This allows us to get out into our community and help serve our fellow providers!!
Today’s training was out in Chantilly at CRi on this beautiful Friday. #loudounbiz #loudounsmallbiz #loudounpossible

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month! As specialists in early intervention, we know that EARLY identification and EARLY treatment are CRUCIAL when a child is so young and their brain is rapidly growing.

BHSM is kicking off with some new results from ASHA's Identify the Signs campaign. Hear ASHA 2019 President Shari Robertson discuss the campaign and the importance of early intervention for communication disorders! https://identifythesigns.org

An updated version of the tin can and string from my childhood. Listening to amplified targeted words during our session aka auditory bombardment . #phonology #slpeeps #ashaigers #loudounspeechtherapy #loudounmyo #preschoolspecialist #learnthroughplay #loudounsmallbiz #loudounsmallbusiness #loudounpossible #loudounmoms

How intelligible should your toddler and preschooler be?

Intelligibility refers to how well speech can be understood by others. According to Coplan and Gleason (1988), your child’s speech at age 2 should be ~50% intelligible, at age 3 should be ~75% intelligible, and at age 4 should be ~100% intelligible. Keep in mind that #speechintelligibility is not synonymous with accuracy. In other words, your child may still exhibit #speechsounderrors even when he/she is 100% intelligible. If you have concerns about your child’s #speechdevelopment contact a local #speechtherapist 🗣

Words are powerful and magical!


Orthodontic Relapse - Myofunctional Therapy Exercises for Mouth Breathing, Sleep Apnea, Braces, and Speech

Orthodontic relapse is real and it occurs because the underlying oral myofunctional disorders that caused the orthodontic issue in the first place has never been corrected. We work together with orthodontists to ensure that the tongue rest posture is in place and the muscles of the orofacial complex will be in balance. #myofunctionaltherapy #orofacialmyology #functionmatters #norelapse

myfaceology.com How does orthodontic relapse happen? Surely the effects of braces are permanent? Not if the underlying issues aren't addressed first.


A New Study Shows That Kids Are The Most Misbehaved Around Their Moms!

Attention fellow Mamas... this is an article for us!

kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com You're not imagining it.

Bright Solutions for Dyslexia

Always remember . . .

Bright Solutions for Dyslexia

Words of Wisdom
from Dr. Sally Shaywitz

Happy Friday!

So true! #andersonsmithspeech #speechtherapy #feedingtherapy #talktools #prompt #specialneeds

Attending Parent’s Night at Ashburn Children's Dentistry tonight and guess they are speaking about? Our favorite subjects: airways and mouth development!


Lego releases Braille bricks to teach blind and visually impaired children

Nice work LEGO!!

cnn.com Lego has unveiled a new project aimed at helping blind and visually impaired children learn Braille in a "playful and engaging way." Lego Braille Bricks, a concept originally proposed to the toy company by two charities, will allow children to learn the touch writing system through play.

Breathing through the nose is the FOUNDATION for growing a healthy face and mouth! Airways First! Thanks Oral Myofunctional Therapy of York !

Nasal breathing and good tongue, lip and jaw posture can help build beautiful facial structures!!


Joe Dombrowski

🤣Want to know what it's like to work with kindergarteners? 🤣

The word is Watermelon, F-R-U-I-T-S-A-L-A-D. Watermelon. 🍉 🤷🏻‍♂️ 🍉
#teacherlife #teacherhumor ##kidssaythedarndestthings
#kinderlife #kindergartenlife #iteachk #actually #idontteachk #ishouldteachk #ifyourhiringfork #intheseattlearea #hollaatyagirl #thisisnotadrill #yaskween #watermelon #fruitsalad #allofthefruitsalad

Read Aloud

Happy Earth Day! 🌏

Going to leave this right here... We are closed for spring break and family time! Off to spend some time with my family and these toys this week!



Emilia Clarke opens up about health struggles while filming ‘Game of Thrones’

Did you watch the season opening last night? The mother of dragons 🐉 shares her story about a a life threatening brain aneurysm that resulted in aphasia, a loss of expressing or comprehending language due to a brain injury. She made an incredible recovery!

mashable.com "At some level, I knew what was happening: my brain was damaged."

Good Morning America

Beautiful story of friendship! Dwayne The Rock Johnson is a stand up guy with empathy and compassion for all. My boys love his pictures on Twitter of his sushi meals 🍣 too! #differentnotless #family #empathy #kindness

Meet Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s “rock.” Robin Roberts brings us the story of Milton McBride, Special Olympics athlete and a dear friend of the Johnson family. Grab your tissues for this one. https://gma.abc/2K1ffov


What a terrific idea for children with mobility difficulties.

Great idea for children with mobility challenges so that they can participate in Easter egg hunts easier and remain in wheelchairs & gait trainers & walkers

Sleeping Problems and the Effects of Thumb Sucking

Thumb and finger sucking can actually help your child to sleep and to breathe better. Take a quick listen to why 👇🏻


Thumb sucking can help a child breathe better during sleep. By stopping thumb sucking in a child without addressing their sleeping problems, you may be causi...

This Saturday 11-1:00

This is a great event for people with developmental disabilities and their families to meet police officers and learn safety tips and have fun. It is Sat April 13 11-1 at the Government Center. It is free.

Did you that in addition to speech therapy we offer so MUCH MORE to help children GROW healthy mouths & sounds!!! We also work in collaboration with other professionals to MAXIMIZE your child's overall HEALTH and WELLNESS. Check out our programs and if you have any questions, we do have free phone consultations!

Mouth Breather

Is your child a mouth breather? Our therapists are trained orofacial myologists and can help your child! #mouthbreather #orofacialmyofunctionaltherapy #nasalbreathingisbest #closeyourmouth

Stranger Things Eleven 11 Mouth Breather

Don’t let your child’s prolonged sucking lead to frustration for you or your child! 🤯 Our program takes the pressure off the parents and allows your child to take ownership and eliminate their habit through our positive and research based program. 👍🏻 We have a few slots open if your child is ready! #thumbsucking #thumbsuckingclinic #partofahealthcareteam #loudounmyo #oralhabits #myofunctionaltherapy #familyharmony

Are you seeing a decline by 9 in reading for your child? 📚 thanks for the find Creative Reading Adventures!

“Parents should encourage free-range reading, and let children choose whatever interests them. She also suggests enlisting a librarian or bookstore employee to help your child choose books that will engage them or take them in a new direction.”

A study by Scholastic shows that there is a significant decrease from eight to nine-year-olds in reading for fun and loving to read.

❓Have you noticed this "decline by 9" in your own kids?


I'm an SLP

Want to know what a speech language pathologist does? Check out this cute video! 👄 👅 🗣

We will get to know what a speech pathologist does :D
One great video, guys


VESTIBULAR SYSTEM: Bring Back Playground Equipment with a Little Danger

Yes, yes, yes!! Bring back the merry go round, the tornado slide, and the big barrel where you could hold on and someone would roll you around and around. I would love a study on the increase in pediatric sensory processing disorders around the time we started taking away "dangerous" play ground equipment. #bringthemback

ilslearningcorner.com Vestibular System: Bring Back Playground Equipment with a Little Danger This post contains affiliate links for your convenience to help children with their vestibular systems with playground equipment at home. Integrated Learning Strategies (ILS) is a learning and academic center. As a reminder, ILS...

The power of positive words in your everyday! Very easy for all of us to use "no, stop, and don't"

Tell children what you'd like to see from them, not what you don't want to see... and then see what happens!

It’s not everyday you get to meet up with a colleague from Iceland! Sonja is also a Speech Pathologist, Orofacial Myologist and a fellow Thumbsucking Certified Provider! Her departure from Dulles Airport this weekend made it possible to meet up for coffee and thumbsucking talk! 👍🏻 #internationalteam #partofahealthcareteam #thumbsucking #orofacialmyology #thumbsuckingclinic

It was so great to wake up this morning to a photo of two of our amazing international Thumbsucking Clinic Certified clinicians hanging out together.

Sonja Magnúsdóttir from ICELAND just happened to be in Mary from TeachSpeech, LLC- Speech, Language & Myofunctional Therapy's neck of the woods in the USA so they made a special effort to get together.

Wish I could join you two!

Need help in Iceland or the USA - these are your go-to professionals!


54% of 3 year olds with thumbsucking habits had one or more malocclusions (Dimberg, et al 2010) #thumbsucking #thumbsuckingclinicusa #partofahealthcareteam


A million word advantage!!! Grab a book and read to your child.


Stop by our table and grab a whistle from our Thumbsucking Clinic at Dulles South Recreation and Community Center Health and Wellness Fair today! 10am-3:00 pm

Helpful tips to encourage language development with your little one at home. Thanks Mrs Speechie P, love the infographic.

Check out my Do's and Don'ts for supporting language development at home!

Early warning signs can be seen in preschool in a child who may later receive a dyslexia diagnosis.

Snoring is a sign you shouldn't ignore in children or adults.

Think snoring is benign? Think again! Snoring is one sign of sleep apnea. By assessing oral structure and function, myofunctional therapists play a role on the sleep apnea team! Contact us for your evaluation!


Schools Are Now Removing Analog Clocks Because Children Can't Read Them

Have you seen this article? I am struggling to see that removing clocks is the best solution. Are we setting up our children to fail in the future by removing a challenge rather than teaching them to conquer it?

life.gomcgill.com This is being done so students can be relaxed while giving their exams and not worry about having to tell time on an analog clock because they can't.

Sharing for my friend and Warrior Momma Advocate for her two sweet boys!
"On the Verge, is hosting recording artists Ball in the House (from Boston) and Pitches Be Crazy (from DC), and proceeds go to the Autism Society of NoVa. It is a family-friendly, all-access performance that will also be live broadcast on Acaville Radio (podcast). "

"The world needs all kinds of minds" Temple Grandin

#WorldAutismAwarenessDay is about showing support for increasing understanding & acceptance of people with autism and creating a more inclusive world. Take the #LightItUpBlue pledge: http://bit.ly/FBpledge

Autism Explained

April is Autism Acceptance Month.

Many people have an understanding of Autism that is based on little more than stringing together a few popular stereotypes. This video aims to help fill the gaps by cutting through the medical jargon and sharing instead the human side of Autism.

In the past few decades the world has come a long way in it's understanding of Autism. This is not least due to the contributions of autistic adults shedding insight into their own condition.

Autism Explained empowers parents to understand their autistic children and create healthy supportive environments. By combining the experience of an adult on the Spectrum with a single mum who lives this stuff every day, we set you on the path to regain family harmony and actually enjoy time with your kids!

Making School Drop-Off Easier

If you would like to share this video with your school or workplace, there is a version on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/CaRdPYvWt48

Although I am catching up today from my 4-day Orofacial Myology course, I did not want to forget April Fool’s Day. So I prepared a plate of “brown - Es” for my kids to have when they get home from school. 😉 What are your favorite silly pranks to play on your kids on April 1st?

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