From thumbsucking to tongue ties, from pacifier use to mouth breathing, many parents and caretakers wonder how a child’s oral habits and physical features may affect the child in the future. Join us this month as we learn from Jennie LaFreniere-Herklotz, a speech-language pathologist and the only certified orofacial myologist in Metro-Milwaukee. Jennie will share information about what can cause an orofacial myofunctional disorder, and then discuss how therapy can help and why it is so important. (Think: dental alignment, orthodontic results, sleep patterns, posture problems, and more.) You are sure to walk away with some new insights and conversation starters on this important topic!
Jennie Herklotz, MA, CCC-SLP, COM has over 18 years of experience providing evaluations, therapy, and consultations to children and adolescents with speech and language disorders, as well as evaluation and treatment of orofacial myofunctional disorders for children and adults. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Miami University in Oxford, OH, and a Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. She owned a successful pediatric private practice in Washington DC for over 12 years, and recently returned to the Milwaukee area. Jennie has experience working in the public school systems, early intervention, private practice, as well as with private preschools and elementary schools. Jennie is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), where she is on the Board of Directors, the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM), and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence. She is licensed to practice Speech-Language therapy in the state of Wisconsin. Jennie remains an avid learner in the field and stays up-to-date on the latest theories and treatments that are available, and was awarded her ACE (Award for Continuing Education) from ASHA. She is a Certified Orofacial Myologist, and is trained in PROPMT, OPT, and ABLC, and has completed continuing education courses in fluency disorders, Apraxia, Dysarthria, Social Thinking, voice disorders, accent reduction and oral motor therapy. Jennie is the only Speech-Language Pathologist in the greater Milwaukee area that is certified to treat Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders. Jennie also offers a Thumbsucking elimination program.
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