Jennifer King, MS, CCC-SLP, Orofacial Myologist received her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin and her Masters of Science Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of the District of Columbia. Jennifer King has experience providing customized Speech, Feeding, Occupational and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy at both Little Sprout Speech and Metro Myo in Bethesda, MD.
Jennifer’s professional strengths include her background as an early childhood teacher, her ability to integrate treatment in listening and speaking with objectives in reading and writing, and her skills in teaching social thinking and pragmatic language functions. Jennifer also has specialized training in orofacial myology, treating adults and children with orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD’s) and training correct oral rest postures, oral phase swallowing and habit elimination. Jennifer feels that an important part of treatment is communicating her objectives with the client, be it an adult or parent of a child, and other professionals on the team (e.g., teachers, ENT’s, pediatricians, oral surgeons, etc).
At Natural Dentist Associates, having an Orofacial Myologist on staff is an important part of expansion appliance therapy. While wearing an expansion appliance helps promote jaw and bone growth, working with a myologist during the course of appliance therapy helps to retrain the tongue, lips, and jaw to correct functional irregularities of the mouth and face.