- 8500 W 110th Street, Suite 205
Overland Park, KS 66210
Kathleen M Elder RDH, ECP II, COM
Digits & Spots Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy LLC
Kathleen M. Elder, RDH, ECP II, COM opened Digits & Spots Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in 2003. A pioneer in the field, she has been an IAOM Board Certified Orofacial Myologist since 2008. Kathleen works in a team approach with other health care professionals to meet the orofacial needs of all ages, infants to adults. Services include programs to eliminate digit sucking, nail biting and other oral habits, open lips mouth breathing, “tongue thrust” -atypical swallowing and speaking errors that can lead to orofacial adaptations and dysfunction. Kathleen offers a comprehensive program of pre- and post-operative myofunctional therapy for tethered oral tissue (TOT’s) release procedures. Therapy goals include the neurological integration and functional stability of a correct tongue oral resting, closed lips nasal breathing posture, improved speaking form and correct chewing and swallowing patterns.