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I hope you enjoy our News and are all doing well. Please send our News to colleagues and friends you feel may benefit from it.


Our featured Q & A is “What are Some Important Thoughts to Consider Relative to Sleep Disordered Breathing?” by Dr. David McIntosh, Paediatric ENT Specialist and Associate Professor in Australia.

Our featured blog this month is Moving Beyond Traditional Orthodontics by Dr. Catherine Murphy, Orthodontist in Griffith, Indiana, USA.

Thank you, David and Catherine, for your wonderful contributions to our site and the fantastic work you do.


Upcoming Courses

Best Practices in Pediatric Feeding, Motor Speech, and Mouth Development/Function (12-hour course) will be held in:

Boynton Beach, FL: Feb. 7 & 8, 2020

Houston, TX: Apr. 4 & 5, 2020

Take Off Into Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (2-day course) with Dr. Dan Hanson, Dr. Donny Mandrawa, and Sarah Hornsby will be held March 14 & 15, 2020 in Dallas TX.

Online Courses

Integrated Treatment of Feeding, Speech, and Mouth Function in Pediatrics;
15-hour course sponsored by Speech Therapy PD

Prevention of Feeding, Speech, and Mouth Development Problems: Birth to Age 2;
7-hour course sponsored by Northern Speech Services

Online Services

Parent Education, Professional Mentoring, and Program Consultation

Free E-Course on Newborn and Infant Mouth Development

I am happy to give you our free e-course on newborn and infant mouth development. Subscribe to our site: We don't share your information with anyone. Then EMAIL ME to let me know you subscribed and I will activate the course for you.


Debra Beckman Workshops

Krisi Brackett blogs about feeding at Pediatric Feeding News. This blog is dedicated to up-to-date information, techniques, and current news in pediatric feeding and dysphagia. Krisi also teaches the CAN-EAT Approach.

Linda D’Onofrio has a wonderful bibliography entitled Publication trends and levels of evidence in orofacial myofunctional therapy literature on her website.

Marsha Dunn Klein Courses: Get Permission Approach

Nina Ayd Johanson presents The AEIOU Approach to Feeding

Licia Paskay and Sabina Saccomanno book: New Trends in Myofunctional Therapy: Occlusion, Muscles and Posture

Responsive Feeding Therapy Conference

The Breathe Institute Courses

TalkTools Courses

The Marshalla Guide is now available. “It is the ultimate guide for university graduate students as well as practicing speech-language pathologists. Each section is easily navigable, containing clear, hands-on, easily-applied techniques.” Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI

Melanie Potock has bundled all three of her popular video courses into one, so that you can earn ASHA CEUs or AOTA CEUs! Use code MYMUNCHBUG10 for 10% off any of Mel’s video courses.


You may have noticed many of our blogs and Q & A’s are written by our networkers and subscribers. They are featured on our site for a month and then announced across social media. If you have thoughts, ideas, and/or techniques you would like to share, please consider writing for us. Here are some basic guidelines/details:

-Write 500-700 words
-Use parent/family/consumer-friendly language
-Write about the topics of feeding, motor speech, mouth function, or a related area
-Include information parents, family members, and professionals can apply

I edit and approve all blogs and Q & A’s, as well as help with APA resource format. So, contact me if you have a topic on which you would like to write.

Thank you again for subscribing to our site, and have a terrific MONTH!!!!