A tongue thrust is the most commonly known type of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder. According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, this is when “the tongue moves forward in an exaggerated way during speech and/or swallowing. The tongue may lie too far forward during rest or may protrude between the upper and lower teeth during speech […]
About Stephanie McCabe
Stephanie has been a speech-language pathologist for 22 years. She received both her BA (in English and Communication) and MS (in Communicative Disorders) from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Stephanie’s diverse background includes direct treatment as well as owning and managing pediatric therapy practices. She has also developed mentoring, training programs, and curriculum. She has received specialized training in many assessment and treatment approaches including DIR/Floortime®, Talk Tools® Beckman Oral-Motor, Scientific Learning/Fast ForWord, Diane German's Word Finding Intervention Program, Joan Sedita's Key Three Routine Comprehension Strategy Instruction. She completed her certification in Orofacial Myology through the IAOM (International Association of Orofacial Myology) in 2007.
Previously, she served as the Chairperson of the IAOM’s mentoring committee for members pursuing certification in the area of Orofacial Myology. She was appointed to the IAOM Board of Examiners in 2013.
She is the author of the HALTTS Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder screening form (2010).