Speech Language Pathology/OMT
Valerie Regnerus, M.A., Reg. CASLPO
Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Additional Training – Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT).
Valerie Regnerus is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Orofacial Myologist with additional training in lactation education, pediatric feeding, breathing re-education, and oral structure and function including oral phase swallow remediation, tethered oral tissues, and orofacial myofunctional disorders. Her personal experience as a mother of a child with early feeding difficulties, tongue and lip-tie, and oral myofunctional issues ignited a passion for this area of practice and instilled a commitment to sharing the link between early feeding abilities, oral structure and function, craniofacial growth and development, and whole body health with parents and other health professionals.
In her spare time Valerie likes to spend time outdoors with her husband and two teenage daughters. She enjoys reading and researching, and has particular interest in the areas of food as medicine and the mind-body connection.
When working with Valerie, parents will receive guidance, connections and strategies to empower them to support their child’s needs. Support for adults looking to improve oral function is also available.
Assessment and intervention are offered to support the following:
- Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (Disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth which can impact breathing, swallowing, chewing and speech)
- Pre and Post Frenotomy Care (Therapeutic exercises for tongue-tie release)
- Feeding Skills and Development
Valerie’s Schedule at Little Bird as of May 2019
Where: Little Bird Pediatric Dentistry – Baby Bird Wing
When: Starting May 2nd 2019 – Thursdays from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Who: Little Bird Patients*
*Due to Valerie’s limited available clinical hours, care for Little Bird patients will be prioritized at this time
*For new clients, please call Little Bird front desk for possible availability
Initial appointments (60 minutes) – $195
Follow-up appointments (45 minutes, $165) or (30 minutes, $125)
*Extended Health Benefits often include the services of a Speech-Language Pathologist. Contact your benefits administrator for information.