THERE’S HELP FOR SPEECH & ORAL MOTOR DISORDERS!
Dear Doctor(s) and Staff,
I have a private practice in the field of speech and language disorders. With over 30 years of experience in various settings: public school, developmental center, hospital, rehabilitation, and nursing homes, I have worked with all ages from infants to centenarians.
Correcting persistent speech articulation problems, improving or changing habitual tongue and lip postures, adverse oral habits, swallowing variations is my specialty. I am a Certified Speech-Language Pathologist and Orofacial Myology Specialist as well as a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). In addition, I have expertise in a wide range of other communication disorders and can implement or supplement therapy according to individual therapeutic needs.
Working with insurance companies, as an in and out of network provider is often successful in obtaining reimbursement for patients.
I have professional and client references available upon request. I look forward to helping you with patients that may benefit from a collaborative relationship involving your expertise and my treatment. In instances where you might refer a patient for evaluation and treatment, I would appreciate receiving a referral note stating the speech and/or other issues you have noted or have questions about the patient. If you desire, I would be pleased to meet with you at your convenience, or can be contacted by mail, telephone or email. I will send you a complete service packet upon request.
Christine Livingston, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist
Symptoms of Disorders include thumb, lip, tongue, and finger sucking habits; a mouth open (lips apart) posture; a forward interdental rest posture of the tongue; a forward rest position of the tongue against the maxillary incisors; a lateral, posterior interdental tongue rest posture; and forward tongue movement in speaking and swallowing. These abnormal habit patterns, functional activities, and postures can disrupt speech and/or prevent complete correction as well as open the dental bite beyond the normal rest position. This can lead to persistent speech problems as well as a disruption of cranial and dental development in children and over-eruption of selected teeth in adults.