Publications


Peer Reviewed Journals

Association of Feeding Evaluation With Frenotomy Rates in Infants With Breastfeeding Difficulties
Caloway C, Hersh CJ, Baars R, Sally S, Diercks G, Hartnick CJ. Association of Feeding Evaluation With Frenotomy Rates in Infants With Breastfeeding Difficulties. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):817–822. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1696
Lingual Frenulum: Classification and Speech Interference
Marchesan, Irene Queiroz. “ Lingual Frenulum: Classification and Speech Interference.” International Journal of Orafacial Myology, Nov. 2014,
Breastfeeding Improvement Following Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie Release: A Prospective Cohort Study

Ghaheri, Bobak A., MD; Cole, Melissa, IBCLC; Fausel, Sarah C., Chuop, Maria, BS; Mace, Jess C., MPH, CCRP. The Laryngoscope. American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society. (2016)

Characteristics and considerations for children with ankyloglossia undergoing frenulectomy for dysphagia and aspiration

Buck, L. S., Frey, H., Davis, M., Robbins, M., Spankovich, C., Narisetty, V., & Carron, J. D. (2020). American Journal of Otolaryngology, 102393. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2020.102393

Clinical Consensus Statement: Ankyloglossia in Children

Messner AH, Walsh J, Rosenfeld RM, et al. Clinical Consensus Statement: Ankyloglossia in Children. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;162(5):597-611. doi:10.1177/0194599820915457

Development of a tongue-tie case definition in newborns using a Delphi survey: The NYU–Tongue-Tie Case Definition

Katz, R. V., Dearing, B. A., Ryan, J. M., Ryan, L. K., Zubi, M. K., & Sokhal, G. K. (2020). Development of a tongue-tie case definition in newborns using a Delphi survey: The NYU–Tongue-Tie Case Definition. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, 129(1), 21–26. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2019.01.012

(The) Development and Treatment of Oral-Motor Dysfunction: A Review of Clinical Research

Kenneth Ottenbacher, Anita Bundy & Margaret Anne Short (1983) The Development and Treatment of Oral-Motor Dysfunction:, Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics, 3:2, 1-13, DOI: 10.1080/J006v03n02_01

Early Oral-Motor Interventions for Pediatric Feeding Problems: What, When and How

Eicher, P., Fox, C., Kerwin, M., Manno, C. (2005). http://www.jeibi.com/

The Effect of Jaw Position on Perceptual and Acoustic Characteristics of Speech

Solomon, N. P., Makashay, M. J., & Munson, B. (2016, November). The Effect of Jaw Position on Perceptual and Acoustic Characteristics of Speech. 

Effects of lingual strength training on lingual strength and articulator function in stroke patients with dysarthria

Moon, J. H., Hong, D. G., Kim, K. H., Park, Y. A., Hahm, S.-C., Kim, S.-J., … Cho, H.-Y. (2017). Effects of lingual strength training on lingual strength and articulator function in stroke patients with dysarthria. Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 29(7), 1201–1204. doi: 10.1589/jpts.29.1201

(The) Effect of Lip Strengthening Exercises in Children and Adolescents With Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1

Kiliaridis, S., Lohmander, A., Sjogreen, L., Tulinius, M. (2010). Volume 74, Issue 10, pp 1126-1134. http://www.ijporlonline.com/

Effect of orofacial myofunctional exercise on the improvement of dysphagia patients’ orofacial muscle strength and diadochokinetic rate

Haewon Byeon, DrSc. (2016). Journal of Physical Therapy Science. 2016 Sep; 28(9): 2611–2614.

Effect of Tactile Stimulation on Lingual Motor Function in Pediatric Lingual Dysphagia

Cargan, A., De Felice, A., Lamm, N., (2005). Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 311-324. http://www.springer.com/gp/

Frenulectomy with Diode Laser Technology in Paeditric Patients: Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluations. Randomized Double- Blind Clinical Trial

Sfasciotti, G. L., Zara, F., Fioravanti, M., Guaragna, M., Palaia, G., & Polimeni, A. (2020). Frenulectomy with Diode Laser Technology in Paeditric Patients: Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluations. Randomized Double- Blind Clinical Trial. Applied Sciences, 10(12), 4114. doi:10.3390/app10124114

Functional Improvements of Speech,Feeding, and Sleep After Lingual Frenectomy Tongue-Tie Release: A Prospective Cohort Study

Baxter, R., Merkel-Walsh, R., Baxter, B. S., Lashley, A., & Rendell, N. R. (2020). Functional Improvements of Speech, Feeding, and Sleep After Lingual Frenectomy Tongue-Tie Release: A Prospective Cohort Study. Clinical Pediatrics, 000992282092805. doi:10.1177/0009922820928055

Functional Outcomes of Strength Training in Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Abel, M., Damiano, D. (1998). http://www.archives-pmr.org/

Horns, Whistles, Bite Blocks, & Straws

Marshalla, P. (2012). Oral Motor Institute. April. Volume 4. Monograph Number 2. http://oralmotorinstitute.org/

Lingual frenulum: quantitative evaluation proposal

Queiroz Marchesan I.Int J Orofacial Myology. 2005 Nov;31:39-48. PMID: 16739711

Nonspeech Oral Movements and Oral Motor Disorders: A Narrative Review 

Kent, R. (2016). American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. November 2015, Vol. 24, pp 763-789. http://ajslp.pubs.asha.org/

(Is the) Occurrence of Ankyloglossia in Newborns Associated with Breastfeeding Difficulties?

Mariana Do Rêgo Barros De Andrade Fraga, Barreto, K. A., Lira, T. C. B., & Menezes, V. A. D. (2020). Is the Occurrence of Ankyloglossia in Newborns Associated with Breastfeeding Difficulties? Breastfeeding Medicine. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2019.0199

(An) Optimal Set of Flesh Points on Tongue and Lips for Speech-Movement Classification

Green, J., Rong, P., Samal, A., Wang, J. (2014). Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, February 2016, Vol. 59, pp 15-26. http://jslhr.pubs.asha.org/

Oral dysfunction as a cause of malocclusion

D'Onofrio, L. (2019). Oral Dysfunction as a cause of malocclusion. Orthod Craniofac Res.  Suppl 1:43-48. doi: 10.1111/ocr.12277.

Oral Motor Deficits in Speech-Impaired Children with Autism

Belmonte, M., Cherian, R., George, L., Karnath, P. Muneer, R., Saxena-Chandhok, T. (2013). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

Oral Motor Treatment: Effects of Therapeutic Feeding on Articulatory Skills

Kollia B, Tsiamtsiouris J, Korik P. Oral motor treatment: Effects of therapeutic feeding on articulatory skills. J Prev Interv Community. 2019;47(1):14–24. doi:10.1080/10852352.2018.1547305

(The) Orofacial Somatosensory System Is Modulated During Speech Planning and Production

Mcguffin, B. J., Liss, J. M., & Daliri, A. (2020). The Orofacial Somatosensory System Is Modulated During Speech Planning and Production. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63(8), 2637-2648. doi:10.1044/2020_jslhr-19-00318

Posterior Tongue Tie, Base of Tongue Movement, and Pharyngeal Dysphagia: What is the Connection?

Brooks, L., Landry, A., Deshpande, A., Marchica, C., Cooley, A., & Raol, N. (2019). Posterior Tongue Tie, Base of Tongue Movement, and Pharyngeal Dysphagia: What is the Connection? Dysphagia. doi: 10.1007/s00455-019-10040-x

Policy on Management of the Frenulum in Pediatric Dental Patients. (2019). The Reference Manual of Pediatric Dentistry. 2019-20/P. 66-70

Prior History of Feeding–Swallowing Difficulties in Children With Language Impairment

Malas, K; Trudeau, N; Giroux, M.-C.; Gauthier, L; Poulin, S; and McFarland, D. H. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, February 2017, Vol. 26, 138-145. doi:10.1044/2016_AJSLP-15-0171

Pereira, Tiago Costa, Furlan, Renata Maria Moreira Moraes, & Motta, Andréa Rodrigues. (2019). Relationship between mouth breathing etiology and maximum tongue pressure. CoDAS, 31(2), e20180099. Epub April 01, 2019.https://doi.org/10.1590/2317-1782/20182018099

Sensorimotor influences on speech perception in infancy

Bruderer AG, et al. (2015). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Nov 3;112(44):13531-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1508631112. Epub 2015 Oct 12.

(A) Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding, Lori Overland, M.S., CCC/SLP

Overland, L. (2011). ASHA Perspective: Swallowing(Dysphagia). October. Volume 20. pp 60-64. http://sig13perspectives.pubs.asha.org/

Speech and Feeding Improvements in Children After Posterior Tongue-Tie Release: A Case Series

Baxter, Richard; Hughes, Lauren. International Journal of Clinical Pediatrics. (2018).

Speech and Language Outcomes in Patients with Ankyloglossia Undergoing Frenulectomy: A Retrospective Pilot Study.
Daggumati, Srihari, et al. OTO Open, vol. 3, no. 1, 2019, doi:10.1177/2473974x19826943.
 
Speech production in young children with tongue-tie

Salt, Holly, et al. “Speech Production in Young Children with Tongue-Tie.” International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, vol. 134, 2020, p. 110035., doi:10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110035.

Speech Sound Disorders in Children: An Articulatory Phonology Perspective

Bernthal, J. E., Bankson, N. W., & Flipsen, P. (2013). Articulation and phonological disorders: speech sound disorders in children. Boston, MA: Pearson.

Tongue-pressure resistance training improves tongue and suprahyoid muscle functions simultaneously

Namiki, C., Hara, K., Tohara, H., Kobayashi, K., Chantaramanee, A., Nakagawa, K., … Minakuchi, S. (2019).Tongue-pressure resistance training improves tongue and suprahyoid muscle functions simultaneously. Clinical Interventions in Aging, Volume 14, 601–608. doi: 10.2147/cia.s194808

Tongue Strength in Children With and Without Speech Sound Disorders
Potter, N., Nievergelt, Y., & VanDam, M. (2018, December 28). Tongue Strength in Children With and Without Speech Sound Disorders.
 
Treatment of Children With Speech Oral Placement Disorders (OPDs): A Paradigm Emerges

Bahr, D., Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2010) Communication Disorders Quarterly. http://cdq.sagepub.com/

Upper-Lip Frenum as a Predictive Marker for Unexpected and Unexplained Asphyxia in Infants

Haller, Leslie & Brown, Theodore. (2016). Upper-Lip Frenum as a Predictive Marker for Unexpected and Unexplained Asphyxia in Infants. Journal of Rare Disorders.

Utilizing Nature's Bio-Adaptability of Soft and Hard Tissues

Benkert, K. (2012). Journal of the American Orthodontic Society, May/June. pp 28-40

 

Published Articles

ABA Verbal

Solomon, R. (2012). S & L World. November. http://www.slworldbulletin.com/

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Clinical Parameters of Oral Placement Therapy (OPT)

Merkel-Walsh, R., Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2009). November. Volume 19. pp 18. http://www.advanceweb.com/

AAPPSPA Position Statement – Oral-motor Therapy

Merkel-Walsh, R. (2015). http://www.aappspa.org/

The Beloved Sippy Cup Comes Under Attack

Eig, J., (2002, February 13). The Wall Street Journal. http://www.wsj.com/

Connections Between Tongue Placement and Dental Alignment

Merkel-Walsh, R., Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2003) http://www.advanceweb.com/

Frenotomy of the Frenulum Linguae in the Infant with Ankyloglossia

Moghtader, Darius, Dr. (2019). Lactation & Breastfeeding. Practical Know-How.

Food for Thought

Overland, L. (2001). http://www.advanceweb.com/

Horns As Therapy Tools

Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (1999). http://www.advanceweb.com/

 

Mother Knows Best (Risk of Using Sippy Cups)

Associated Press

Oral-Motor Issues: Letter to the Editor

Merkel-Walsh, R.(1999). http://www.advanceweb.com/

The Oral-Motor Myths of Down Syndrome

Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (1997).  http://www.advanceweb.com/

(The) Problem With Pacifiers

Ray, C. (2012, January 9). The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/

Red Flags of Children with Sensory-Motor Feeding / Speech Deficits (en Espanol)

Del Pino, E. (2009). http://www.advanceweb.com/

(The) Role of the Jaw for Feeding and Speech

Gray, J., Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2008).  http://www.advanceweb.com/

Self-Limited Diets in Children with a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Merkel-Walsh, R. & Overland, L. (2016).

Social Media: It's Different for Professionals

Merkel-Walsh, R., Moore, J.D. (2018). The ASHA Leader, July. Vol. 23, 30-33.

Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy: What’s the Connection? Oral-Motor, Sensory, and Feeding Skills
Merkel-Piccini, R., Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2004) S.I. Focus. Spring.
 
Straws As Therapy Tools

Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (1999).  http://www.advanceweb.com/

Targeted Treatment: Cranial Nerve Based Assessments

Banotai, A., Jones, J., (2012). http://www.advanceweb.com/

Three Part Approach- Treating Apraxia of Speech with Oral Placement, Feeding and Speech Tasks

Emilia del Pino, E. (2013). http://www.advanceweb.com/

Tongue-Tie: What Everyone Needs to Know

Merkel-Walsh, R. (2018). BC Health, Beauty & Fitness.

Waiting-Room Woes

Merkel-Walsh, R. (2017). The ASHA Leader, November, Vol. 22, 38-39.

Presentations & Posters

Combining Muscle and Motor Based Approaches to Facilitate Speech In Individuals with Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

Merkel-Walsh, R., Roy-Hill, R. Presentation (2019, September). Annual IAOM Convention. New Orleans, LA. References

Diet-Shaping for Self-Limited Diets in Children with a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Merkel-Walsh, R., Overland, L. Presentation (2016, November). Annual ASHA Convention. Philadelphia, PA.

Efficacy of Using an Oral-Motor Approach to Remediate Distorted /r/

Lohman-Hawk, P. (2007) ASHA Presentation.

Functional Assessment of Feeding Challenges in Children with Ankoglossia

Merkel-Walsh, R., Overland, L. Presentation (2017, November). Annual ASHA Convention. Los Angeles, CA.

(A) Modern Look at Van Riper’s Phonetic Placement Approach

Merkel-Walsh, R. (2016, July). Poster session. ASHA Connect Convention. Minneapolis, MN.

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) in Children with a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome

Merkel-Walsh, R., Overland, L. Presentation (2018, October). Annual IAOM Convention. Charlotte, NC.

Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) vs. Non-Speech Oral Motor Exercises (NSOME): Understanding the Debate

Merkel-Walsh, R., Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2015, November) Poster session. Annual ASHA Convention. Denver, CO.

Oral Placement Therapy: A Practical Solution for Articulation Issues in Children with Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

Merkel-Walsh, R., Overland, L. Presentation (2018, October). Annual IAOM Convention. Charlotte, NC.

Preventing Vocal Burnout in Future Teachers: An Education & Prevention Program

Hume, S. & Wegman, A. (2016, November). Poster session. Annual ASHA Convention. Philadelphia, PA.

(The) Speech-Language Pathologists’ Role in Tethered Oral Tissue (TOTs)

Merkel-Walsh, R., Overland, L. Presentation (2019, November). Annual ASHA Convention. Orlando, FL.

SCOPE-It’s Not Just a Mouthwash

Merkel-Walsh, R. Presentation (2019, September). Annual IAOM Convention. New Orleans, LA. References, Poster

SLP's Role in Post-Frenectomy Care for Children Who Present with Feeding Challenges

Merkel-Walsh, R., Overland, L. Presentation (2018, November). Annual ASHA Convention. Boston, MA.

Treating Non-Verbal Children with a Diagnosis of Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Understanding the Debate
Roy-Hill, R. (2020, February). TSHA Convention. Houston, TX.
Tongue Ties and Speech Sound Disorders: What Are We Overlooking?

Meaux, A., Savage, M., & Gonsoulin, C. (2016, November). Poster session.Annual ASHA Convention. Philadelphia, PA.

Using Tactile Techniques to Improve Speech Clarity in Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Hill, R., & Merkel-Walsh, R. (2014, November) Poster session. Annual ASHA Convention. Orlando, FL.

Using Tactile Techniques to Improve Speech Clarity in the Adult Rehabilitative Setting

Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2014, November). Poster session. Annual ASHA Convention. Orlando, FL.

Variability of Tongue-Tip Placement: Acoustically Standard Production of /s/ Cross-Culturally

Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. (2012, November). Poster session. Annual ASHA Convention. Atlanta, GA.

Blogs, Podcasts, & Other Media

(A) Case for Oral Placement Therapy

Merkel-Walsh, R. (2015). Podcast. http://www.conversationsinspeech.com/

Deciphering Dysphagia

Ellis, C. (2017). TalkTools Blog

Description of Oral Placement Therapy (OPT)

Rosenfeld-Johnson, Sara. (2013). TalkTools Blog

Food Sensitivity in the Down Syndrome Population

Cramoy, C. Letter to a Parent.

(A) Further Dialogue on Oral Placement Therapy

Stepen, J. (2017). Podcast. http://www.conversationsinspeech.com/

Hard Facts to Swallow - Therapists Working with Feeding Disorders

Pilling, J. (2009)

Improving Feeding Safety and Speech Clarity for clients with Moebius Syndrome

Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. TalkTools Blog

Oral Habits: Why They Exist and How to Eliminate Them

Gray, J., Rosenfeld-Johnson, S.

OPT as an Effective Tool in Aiding Non-verbal Children with Autism in their Utterance of Vowels /a/, /e/, /i/, /o/, /u/ and Consonants /b/, /m/, and /p/

Saturnino, S. (2011). (Special Education Thesis). St. Scholastica's College, Manila.

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders in Individuals with a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome

Merkel-Walsh, R.( 2015).TalkTools Blog

Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson's Approach to Oral-Motor Feeding and Speech Therapy (en Espanol)

Rosenfeld-Johnson, S. TalkTools Blog

(The) Similarities and Differences of Oral-Motor Therapy and PROMPT (en Espanol)

Merkel-Walsh, R.(2002). TalkTools Blog

What Evidence-Based, Oral Sensory-Motor Treatments are Effective for Speech Disorders?
Bahr, D., Merkel-Walsh, R. (2014). Ages and Stages Blog
 
Why Every SLP Needs to Understand Dysphagia

Jones, J., (2015). TalkTools Blog