- 8060 E. Gelding Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
18444 N. 25th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85023
Susie Appleman MACCC-SLP, COM®
Big Apple Speech Therapy, LLC
Hello, I’m Susie Appleman, an ASHA certified, Arizona State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Board Certified Orofacial Myologist, and Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped. Finally, I am the director of Big Apple Speech Therapy, LLC.
I have over twenty-three years of experience working with infants, children, and adults with varying degrees of communication impairments or orofacial myofunctional disorders (aka “Tongue Thrust”). I am also trained to diagnosis and treat (pre- and post-op) Teethered Oral Tissues (TOTS): Tongue or Lip Ties . I have worked in school settings, private practice, and developmental centers.
I have presented at several local, regional, and national conferences on Autism Spectrum Disorder, Home and School Environmental Organization Programs as well as on strategies to manage behavioral issues.
My passion is Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, which involves treating behaviors and patterns created by inappropriate muscle function involving the tongue, lips, jaw, and face. I enjoy collaborating with orthodontists, pediatric dentists, general dentists, oral surgeons, pediatricians, and ENTs to ensure my patients have consistency in their dental development and care. I have traveled nationally to take the most up-to-date advanced training in this field, and I implement what I learn to help improve my patients’ lives. I love helping children to stop oral noxious behaviors, like thumb sucking. Finally, my job is to provide cutting-edge delivery of care and services in a compassionate, cost-effective and multidisciplinary way.