Sharon B. Wexler MMS, CCC-SLP has been a practicing speech language pathologist for forty-seven years with the last thirty-five years focusing on oral motor/Myofunctional Therapy. She developed a private practice in which the underlying issue is myofunctionally based, and addresses difficulties in eating, swallowing, articulation, oral defensiveness, oral apraxia, orthodontics, aerophagia, hearing difficulties, gastrointestinal issues, TMJ disorder, sleep apnea and reflux. Her patient caseload consists of infants to adults who are both typical and having many diversified diagnoses. Over the years she has treated patients coming from numerous states and countries. They include: Ohio, Missouri, California, New York, New Jersey,
Texas, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Ireland, India, Mexico, Hong Kong, France and Switzerland. She is the owner and director of the Institute of Myofunctional Studies located in a suburb of Atlanta Georgia. To her credit she has written a book on Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology and is currently working on one dealing with eating difficulties in young children. She has lectured on numerous topics related to oral motor/Myofunctional Therapy across the United States. At present she is developing the correct chew toys for infants to toddlers, and equipment for measuring the strength of the oral facial muscles. Currently she holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, is licensed in the State of Georgia and Certified by the Institute of Myofunctional Therapy. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in speech and hearing form Ohio State University, and a Masters of Medical Science in speech - language pathology and learning disabilities from Emory University.
Financial Disclosures: She receives a speaker fee from TalkTools for this course.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Sharon Wexler has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sharon's Session: How the Swallow Develops the Body and the Systems it Integrates