Understanding the Orofacial Complex

Understanding the Orofacial Complex

The Evolution of Dysfunction

by Kristie Gatto, MA, CCC-SLP, COM


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Understanding the Orofacial Complex was written to facilitate greater understanding of anatomy and physiology of the orofacial complex and provide philosophy for treatment. Clear understanding of the orofacial complex increases the professionals ability to appropriately diagnose and treat disorders associated. The complex consists of the jaw, lips, tongue, soft palate, and larynx. This text provides philosophical understanding of the development and interaction of the orofacial complex from the beginning of conception.

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Format: 7 x 10 Color Paperback, 190 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 11, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478774428
ISBN13: 9781478774426
Genre: MEDICAL / Audiology & Speech Pathology

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Kristie Gatto, MA, CCC-SLP, COMKristie K Gatto, MA, CCC-SLP, COM, is the current owner of The Speech and Language Connection in Houston, Texas. Her clinical focus in orofacial myology has been associated with feeding, trauma, cranial nerve deficits, swallowing, aversion, and behavioral feeding disorders, apraxia, phonological processing deficits, tongue thrusting, and associated deficits in dental occlusion, orthodontic relapse, and craniofacial abnormalities. Ms. Gatto obtained her certification in the field of Orofacial Myology in 2011. Since that time, she has facilitated direct clinical relationships to promote collaboration of treatment for her patients with hospital-based teams, pediatric dentists, lactation consultants, oral & maxillofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists, orthodontists, pediatricians, and osteopathic medical providers. Ms. Gatto is renown by her colleagues for presentations promoting professional treatment and understanding of the orofacial complex.
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