(Tongue Thrust Swallow Therapy)


1-on-1 professional help

Orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD), is when there is an abnormal lip, jaw, or tongue position during rest, swallowing or speech and is often diagnosed by orthodontists.

A speech pathologist’s knowledge of the muscles and anatomy of the mouth, tongue, throat and vocal cords can help your child with techniques around breathing, swallowing and talking.

Common reasons that families need Orofacial Myology

  • Recommendation from a dentist or orthodontist
  • Tongue-thrust swallow
  • Thumb or finger sucking
  • Extended use of dummies or pacifiers
  • Mouth breathing

The team at Hayes Speech Pathology has the ability to identify and treat your child’s oral habits. In practical ways, we will support your child to change any habits impacting negatively on their teeth positioning.      

Our founder, Emily Hayes, has worked closely with orthodontists and patients who have seen improvement in as little as two to three months, and even reduced orthodontic interventions required”.

Next Steps

Want to learn how Hayes Speech Pathology can help your child?
Take the next step with our easy 3-step process.


Make an appointment

Contact our clinic & book a time to see one of our experienced professionals.


1-on-1 therapy

Functional, individual guidance based on where you are at.


Motivation & Support

Our team will work with you, your family and other allied health professionals to help you reach your goals.

Ready for a change?

Contact us to bring the joy back into feeding and mealtimes.