When changing habits practice makes perfect

Speech Pathology can improve your pronunciation, irrespective of the cause

A recipe for success in therapy: Fun

A recipe for success in therapy: Family Involvement

Acccurate diagnosis is key

A thorough assessment is critical for a clear diagnosis

Computer Apps can help with practice

Orofacial Myofunctional Practice can enhance facial aesthetics

Orofacial Myofunctional Practice can help you change oral habits

Speech Pathology can help you to overcome your communication challenges

Orofacial Myofunctional Practice modifies swallowing, chewing and breathing habits

About Sharon Moore

Sharon Moore Speech Pathologist

Sharon Moore Speech Pathologist in Canberra Australia who offers comprehensive assessment diagnosis and individual treatment program for people of all ages, experiencing difficulties with:

  • voice
  • articulation
  • fluency disorders
  • hearing impairment
  • early developmental language delays

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Sharon's background experience and training as a Speech Pathologist

Sharon Moore Speech Pathologist has 37 years of clinical experience as a Speech Pathologist in Australia and overseas, across a range of clinical settings, including: Education Department, Child Psychiatry, Independent Schools Board, Cochlear Ltd., Private Practice, School for Hearing Impaired, The Canberra Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital in Westminster, London. She has worked with adults, teens and children, with a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders.

In addition to clinical work, Sharon has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally in her role as Clinical Specialist, Speech Pathologist with Cochlear Ltd. She has run numerous courses for Education Department Teachers and has been a key player in organisation and implementation of courses run for Speech Pathologists for the Australian Voice Association. Her role as Vice President of The Australian Voice Association from 2010 to 2013 saw her as a prime mover for a number of professional development events during her term on the National Board. Sharon has been lecturer by invitation at Flinders University S.A., University of Adelaide S.A., Macquarie University Sydney, Australian Society of Orthodontics, Dental Hygiene Association of Australia Inc, Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association and numerous local forums in the ACT.

Sharon’s primary clinical practice focus throughout her Speech Pathology career includes management of: voice, articulation, fluency, hearing impairment and early language delays. Extensive training in various psychotherapies during her 8 years with Child Psychiatry set foundation skills for managing the psycho-emotional and behavioural aspects presenting in clinical work and fuel an ongoing interest in the psychology of changing habit behaviours. She maintains mentoring relationships with international leaders in the field of voice.

Memberships:

  • Certified Practicing Member of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Laryngology Society of Australasia
  • Australian Voice Association
  • British Voice Association (affiliate through AVA)

Well Spoken offers Speech Pathology skills in the management of: Voice, Fluency, Articulation, Hearing Impairment, Early language delays

Sharon Moore Orofacial Myofunctional Practitioner

Sharon Moore offers comprehensive assessment diagnosis and individual treatment programs for people of all ages, who have been referred by their Medical Specialist, Dentist or Orthodontist for correction of a range of orofacial myofunctional disorders, including:

  • sleep disorders
  • tongue tie
  • oral habits e.g. thumb sucking
  • tongue thrust swallow
  • early feeding difficulties due to tongue tie or low muscle tone, other anomalies 
  • swallowing, chewing and speech dysfunction associated with: mouth breathing, tongue tie, low muscle tone, tongue fronting, anatomical anomalies.
  • speech problems associated with dental, orthodontic and craniofacial anomalies
  • dental and occlusal health problems with associated orofacial muscle dysfunction
  • Relapse of orthodontic treatment, related to orofacial dysfunction

Sharon's background experience and training as an Orofacial Myofunctional Practitioner

Sharon Moore is a Speech Pathologist and Myofunctional Practitioner, with 37 years clinical experience across a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders. She has worked in diverse clinical settings in Australia and London.

Currently, she runs a Private Practice in Canberra, servicing referrals from medical and dental  specialists, for patients of all ages.  The integration of Orofacial Myofunctional principles into traditional Speech Pathology work allows a unique approach to managing disorders of the upper airway, including: breathing, swallowing, phonation, resonance & speech.

Sharon has a special interest in early identification of craniofacial growth anomalies in non-syndromic children, airway obstruction in sleep disorders and concomitant orofacial dysfunctions.  Recently, acknowledgement within medical circles, of the role of  myofunctional  therapy in management of  sleep disorders, hails a new era of relevance for muscle re-education in the upper airway, and affirmation of her chosen clinical direction. She believes that there has never been a more important time for medical, dental and allied health colleagues to work as a team, in the light of known significant health morbidities of sleep disorders in all ages.

Sharon maintains active membership of a number of organisations that support her clinical work including LSA, AACP, SPA, AVA, AAMS, IPSA, WSS. She maintains active connections internationally with clinicians, who have shared clinical interest in craniofacial growth, sleep disorders and oro-facial structure & function.

Sharon Moore, Orofacial Myofunctional Practitioner, has worked 
throughout her clinical career, with referrals from Dentists and Orthodontists. Referrals vary greatly requesting e.g. "Please help this patient with Sleep Apnoea",  “Can you please correct this patient’s Tongue Thrust Swallow which is interfering with current orthodontic treatment” or “ Please correct this patient's tongue fronting that is contributing to his anterior open bite”. She has worked with traditional approaches to changing orofacial function and developed many of her own programs to treat these patients. Ongoing referrals from Dentists and Orthodontists fuelled her interest in extra study, in the field of Orofacial Myofunctional Practice, now having completed basic and advanced clinical training and a clinical internship with International leaders in the field and numerous related professional development opportunities.

Research and innovations in this field of study, and ongoing learning, fuel Sharon’s desire to share knowledge with other interested professionals and has resulted in invitations to speak at International Forums e.g AAMS 2nd Congress in Chicago, March 2017, and national forums e.g. Orthodontic Society of Australia (NSW) and Dental Hygienist conferences. In addition, she has developed course material for Speech Pathology, Dental and Orthodontic colleagues. Of particular clinical interest is the interplay between structure and neuromuscular function, the ‘how to’ of maximising change in habitual orofacial muscle postures and function, optimising clinical outcomes with patients, incorporating principles of neuromuscular training and motor learning theory.

Professional Supervision and Mentoring for clinical case-work is available on request for Speech Pathologists, Dental and Orthodontic Clinic staff with an interest in developing their skills. Sharon sees a great need for the fundamentals of Orofacial Myofunctional therapy to be carried out by dental and orthodontic staff in the clinic environment and has developed simple programs that can be integrated into busy clinic settings. She maintains mentoring relationships with international leaders in the field of Orofacial Myofunctional practice.

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Well Spoken offers Speech Pathology skills in the management of: Voice, Fluency, Articulation, Hearing Impairment, Early Language Delays ….and more

Well Spoken offers Orofacial Myofunctional expertise: re-programming muscles of the face mouth and throat, correction of oral habits, swallowing, chewing, breathing & speaking, tongue tie….and more.

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Sharon Moore Speech Pathologist has 30 years of clinical experience as a Speech Pathologist in Australia and overseas