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Snoring – how to stop

By | 2017-02-13T21:47:49+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Categories: Orofacial Myology|

I was watching The Project tonight, and they had a story about snoring, or rather, how to stop snoring. It caught my attention! The show demonstrated facial exercises that a person can do to eliminate snoring. Nothing wrong with that! But, do you know, that’s exactly what Orofacial Myology does – it trains the muscles of [...]

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So, what’s the commonality between humans, horses and kangaroos?

By | 2017-02-13T21:47:54+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Categories: Orofacial Myology|

For those of you who thought it could be that all three, given the circumstances, can understand and/ or speak English (think famous Mr Ed the Talking Horse, or Skippy the Bush Kangaroo….), it’s not that. Humans, horses and kangaroos are born breathing through their noses. That’s right. All three living creatures are nasal breathers. But, [...]

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Christmas Holidays – Clinic closing times.

By | 2017-02-13T21:48:01+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Categories: Clinic News|

Positive Speech will  be closed for a well-earned Christmas break from 5 pm on Friday 19 December, 2014. The clinic will re-open for appointments on Wednesday 14 January, 2015. We wish everyone a joyful and peaceful Christmas with friends and family, a very Happy New Year and a restful and restorative break. We look forward to [...]

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But what is Orofacial Myology?

By | 2017-02-13T21:48:06+00:00 October 30th, 2014|Categories: Orofacial Myology|

'Oro' refers to the oral cavity, or the mouth... 'facial' refers to the face....and 'myo' is a prefix which stands for 'muscle'. In other words, Orofacial Myology is all about assessing and providing exercises for the lips, tongue, jaw and facial muscles to improve symmetry, function and form. People who would benefit from Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy [...]

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Did you miss our previous Thought of the Week?

By | 2017-02-13T21:48:12+00:00 June 30th, 2014|Categories: Thought of the Week|

This is an ongoing list of our Thoughts of the Weeks gone by... 21 December 2016 Caring for your Christmas Voice Ready to sing your favourite Christmas carol this year? “Jingle Bells”? “Silent Night”? Or my personal favourite, “Good King Wenceslas”? To do so, those vocal folds need to be tip, top healthy. The Australian Dysphonia Network [...]

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Fact Sheets for Communication and Swallowing Disorders..

By | 2017-02-13T21:48:18+00:00 June 22nd, 2014|Categories: Speech Pathology|

Did you know Speech Pathology Australia has a number of Fact Sheets to provide members of the public with information about communication and swallowing disorders? They can be accessed here on the SPA website. Of course, if you'd like any further information, just ask us - we are only too happy to talk, clarify, provide information [...]

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We are excited to announce our clinic is now open!

By | 2017-02-13T21:48:26+00:00 June 16th, 2014|Categories: Clinic News|

Welcome to Positive Speech Speech Pathology Practice. NOW OPEN! Call 4872 2286 to make an appointment. Level 1, 99 Main Street, Mittagong, New South Wales, 2575. Clinic Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm (Tuesday to Friday) Email: info@positivespeech.com.au

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Speech Pathologists, Dentists and Orthodontists are all on the same page…

By | 2017-02-13T21:48:31+00:00 May 8th, 2014|Categories: Orofacial Myology, Speech Pathology|

I recently attended a fantastic continuing professional development (CPD) event offered by Speech Pathology Australia on the topic of how Speech Pathologists can work more effectively with Dentists and Orthodontists. As a practitioner who considers working with other professionals very important in order to establish an holistic view of a client’s needs, I found the workshop [...]

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