TASL Speech Therapy Consultants is a cutting edge, family-friendly, and results-driven practice located in the Memorial City area of Houston, Texas.  We deliver effective Orofacial Myofunctional Care for Teens and Adults with problems related to misaligned teeth, tongue-ties, jaw dysfunction, TMJ disorders, tongue position, swallowing, and speech problems. 

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Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

Our Orofacial Myofunctional therapist is certified and experienced in orofacial muscular disorders and craniosacral techniques, swallowing tasks and techniques, and speech therapy.  We use up-to-date techniques and research to achieve the best results for you. Our goal is to find the cause of your problems and help you achieve optimal health and well being. 

Stages and frequency of care vary from proactive and preventative care to pain relief and functional restoration.  We'll find the right treatment tailored to suit you.  We provide treatment for:

  • Teens

  • Adults

  • School-Aged Children

  • Tongue-Ties

  • Oral Lingual Rest Posture (aka "Tongue Thrust")

  • Respiratory Training, Sleep Problems, Sleep Apnea

  • Chewing, Swallowing, & Digestion Problems

  • Orthodontic Relapse Prevention

  • TMJ Treatments, Jaw Pain

  • Speech & Voice Problems

 

Pre & Post Surgical Care

We recommend pre and post-tongue-tie surgery and jaw surgery rehabilitation as part of your complete jaw surgery or tongue-tie surgery experience.

 

Orofacial Surgery focuses on the structure and alignment of the jaw and tongue area while Myofunctional Therapy focuses on the communication between the orofacial muscles of the jaw and tongue, nervous system, and body. According to research, The use of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy pre/post jaw surgery and tongue-tie release surgery reduces the incidences of relapse.

 

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29024621

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Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy - Houston

 TASL Speech Therapy Consultants is a client-centered, cutting-edge, results-driven practice located in the Memorial City area of Houston, TX.  We deliver effective Orofacial Myofunctional Therapeutic Care for school-aged children, teens and adults that have problems with orthodontic relapse, tongue-ties, low tongue resting posture (Tongue Thrust), jaw pain, TMJ Dysfunction, swallowing problems, and speech problems.

Our community is unnecessarily sick and suffering as a result of living an ever-increasing stressful lifestyle, inappropriate eating, swallowing, and oral habits, as well as being misinformed about how to breathe and how necessary the appropriate tongue posture is to achieve true health.

We are passionate about inspiring and empowering families and individuals of our community that their body CAN thrive and express its full health potential naturally through Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.

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Tina Alizah Shahar, MS, CCC-SLP/OMT/CST

With a Masters of Science Degree in Speech Pathology from Nova Southeastern University and a Specialty Certification in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and trained in Craniosacral Techniques, Alizah Shahar is a cutting edge Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist. Alizah is passionate about providing safe and effective Orofacial Myofunctional Care to teens and adults in her Houston community.

Having practiced for 20 years and experienced personally TMJ disorders and tongue-thrust, Ms. Shahar treated herself to healing and opened TASL Speech Therapy Consultants in 2019 specializing in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy to help others with the same condition. Providing a welcoming, relaxed, family-friendly practice where teens and adults can come to transform their health and thrive in life.

What To Expect

At TASL Speech Therapy Consultants, we understand that you need to know what to expect as a new client. Considering everything from respiration to muscle function. Learn more about what we assess in your initial assessment and treatment program.

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Pre & Post Tongue-Tie Surgery Rehab  Pre & Post Jaw Surgery Rehab

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Our Orofacial Myofunctional therapist is certified and experienced in orofacial muscular disorders and craniosacral techniques, swallowing task techniques, and speech therapy.  We use up-to-date techniques and research to achieve the best results for you. Our goal is to find the cause of your problems and help you achieve optimal health and well being. 

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950 Echo Lane #200 

Houston, TX 77024

Monday - Thursday

9 am - 5:00 pm

Friday - By appointment only

Serving: Memorial City, Piney Point Village, Hedwig Village, Hunters Creek Village, Energy Corridor, Memorial Heights, Bellaire, Midtown, Woodlands, West U, Sugarland, and Galleria Neighborhoods.

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