What age should therapy begin?
Children as young as four years old can benefit from an evaluation session to determine if any preventative steps should be prescribed. Children of seven or eight years of age are often mature enough to receive complete training. Adults of all ages are capable of success in treatment.
How Prevalent Are Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders?
Recent research examining orofacial myofunctional disorders in various populations have found a prevalence of anywhere from 38% in the general population to 81% in children exhibiting speech/articulation problems. (Kellum,1992, Maul, et.al,1999).
Courtesy of IAOM