Patricia McLoughlin is a Licensed Speech - Language Pathologist & Certified Orofacial Myologist
Patricia has been in Private Practice for over twenty years serving children and adults with speech, language, fluency, voice, oral motor and orofacial myofunctional disorders.
Education and Certifications:
Masters degree in Speech Pathology from Kent State University Undergraduate education in Speech Pathology, Leicester, England
Certified in Orofacial Myology by the Examining Board of the International Association of Orofacial Myology www.iaom.com concerning disorders of the muscle posture and function of the lips, tongue and jaw and related habits e.g. thumb sucking, chronic mouth breathing etc. that can impact speech, dental and facial development. Restoring normal oral posture and function can help stabilize the result after orthodontic treatment and improve response to speech therapy.
The Hanen Program, teaching parents how to help their language delayed child learn to talk using natural daily interactions.
PROMPT training, a method of touch facilitation of speech sounds.
The Lidcombe Program for Childhood Stuttering, a research based method with high rates of success in eliminating stuttering in children.
Numerous workshops and classes in language development, speech articulation, phonology and apraxia, voice disorders, orofacial myology, oral motor disorders and communication in autism.