- 4809 W. 117th Street, Suite 8
Leawood, KS 66211
Kathleen M. Elder
‘Digits & Spots’, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
Kathleen M. Elder, RDH, ECP II, COM, opened Digits & Spots (“digits” for thumbs and fingers, and “spots” for the site in the mouth where the tongue tip is supposed to rest) in 2003 to bring orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) services to children, adults and their families in the greater Kansas City area. She is the only Board Certified Orofacial Myologist in the State of Kansas.
Kathleen expanded upon her dental hygiene background to include studies in craniosacral therapy, primitive reflex integration, open mouth/breathing dysfunction issues and tethered oral tissues (TOT’s). As a COM Kathleen evaluates for TOT’s, and therapy includes pre and post TOT’s release procedures to maximize free range of motion of the tongue, lips, jaw and orofacial (head and neck) muscles. Her therapy focus includes both professional and family member education in understanding the causes of orofacial myofunctional disorders, and encompasses a specialty team approach to care.