Jennifer Katz, Inc. provides holistic speech, language, feeding, and orofacial myofunctional assessments and therapies. Services are offered in English and Spanish.
Our team prides itself on approaching each person’s speech, language, feeding, and oral motor needs with warmth, respect, and deep understanding.
Speech and Language
Language skills refer to the ability to understand and use our words to communicate our wants and needs, acquire knowledge, and socialize and to understand and take into account the needs of our listeners.
Speech refers the clarity of our speech: How we pronounce our words, and how well we are understood when we speak, rather than the words we are saying, or our ideas we are communicating.
Feeding and Oral Motor
- Delayed oral motor skills
- Delayed acquisition of feeding milestones
- Bottle feeding difficulty
- Bifficulty transitioning to oral feeding
- Reduced/immature chewing patterns
- Pocketing food
- Excessive drooling
- Food refusal and feeding aversion
- Failure to progress with food textures
- Mealtime tantrums
- Poor weight gain
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy focuses on nasal breathing and appropriate resting postures of the tongue, lips, and jaw. Airway problems, sucking habits, tongue/lip ties, and tongue thrust all contribute to abnormal resting postures. These abnormal postures can be detrimental to facial and dental development which may cause problems with the development of speech sounds.
Children as young as 4 years-old will benefit from orofacial myofunctional therapy.