Posted on 7/29/2020 by Foundation for Airway Health
This recorded interactive session aims at dispelling myths associated with myofunctional therapy and enable better understanding of the benefits and limitations of oro-facial myofunctional therapy. In this session we had interacted with Mrs. Nicole Goldfarb, speech language pathologist and myofunctional therapist from San Diego, USA. She spoke with the Dentale Academy in India about her myofunctional therapy and its role in treating sleep-disordered breathing.
Nicole Goldfarb, M.A., CCC-SLP, COM founded the San Diego Center For Speech Therapy & Myofunctional Therapy (SDCST) in 2003. She is one of only three Speech-Language Pathologists in San Diego County who holds a joint certification as a Certified Orofacial Myologist through the International Association of Orofacial Myology.
Nicole is currently on the ADA assigned Child Airway Initiative Task Force, a small national team developing the universal screening tool for all dentists to use to screen for sleep disordered breathing as per the 10/2017 ADA proposal that all dentists should screen all patients for SDB. She has presented all around the United States on myofunctional therapy as it relates to sleep-disordered breathing, orthodontics, and dentistry.
Having a child with sleep apnea identified at the age of 2 years old sparked Nicole's passion and special interest in pediatric sleep-disordered breathing.