Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic

Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic

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Thank you Dr. Franklin! We appreciate you more than words can say! ❤ #graduationday 🎉🎊
Another example of the awesome results of the Lip Competence Therapy Program created by Dr Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic. Look how this 9 year old boy’s dental occlusion improved in 9 visits over 11 months. No tongue therapy. No swallowing therapy. No speech therapy. No orthodontic work yet! It works!!
Note: Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy never takes the place of orthodontic treatment.
#orofacialmyology #lipclosure #lipsclosed #nasalbreathingiskey
#IAOM #notonguetie #InternationalAssociationofOrofacialMyology #itworks #43yearsexperience #expert #restposture #nottheswallow #notonguetherapy #noswallowingtherapy
THROWBACK THURSDAY: This precious 8 year old girl was enrolled in the Digitsucking Elimination program created by Dr. Honor Franklin of Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic in 2002 and eliminated her thumb sucking habit in 9 visits over 8 months. Look at her improved dental occlusion. Her results were photographed using FILM because Dr. Franklin knew the importance of documenting her results which gives clinicians proof and credibility plus is the best motivator for patients. #Documentyourresults #proofnotverbalclaims #nomoresucking #suckinghabitsareharmful
The Zickefoose Lip Exerciser - ZLE, created by Bill Zickefoose, founder of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM), is now offered in 2 sizes, a thicker one with blue string and a thinner one with pink string. Both cost the same but are used for different patients - age of patient, shortened upper lip, amount of lip tension, etc. The pink string ZLE is used mostly on children and the blue string ZLE is used for older patients but it really depends on the patients' lips because the pink ZLE is also used on adults. The Blue String ZLE is 1mm thicker than the Pink String ZLE. This is the ONLY lip stretching, lip strengthening , lip closure exerciser Dr Honor Franklin of Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic has used for years. Check out Facebook posts on her results as well as her website at honorfranklin.com.
Yes, I would recommend Honor. She helped my daughter when Kristin was a teen, even though Kristin didn’t practice as much as recommended. Thanks for working with us.
Carolyn Philpott Pearson
Thanks for the photo !
I've known Dr.Franklin for 50 yrs, she is one of the best doctors in her field. She works with each patient one on one and has a great compassion to strive for the utmost in perfection. I'll give Dr.Franklin a "10"!
I came across some before and after photo's and the results are amazing! I'm wondering what the force is that makes the chin come forward? Also you recommend braces in conjunction right? Some myofunctial therapists (and orthortropics) claim correct posture and habits by itself can straighten teeth and that braces will only work as a break on the wanted facial development. Curious to your professional views.Would appreciate it a lot.
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Specializing in the treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders & Articulation Speech Disorders since 1977! Happy 40 PLUS Years Work Anniversary!!!

Dr.Franklin is celebrating 40 PLUS YEARS in private practice specializing in the evaluation and treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders in children, adolescents and adults which include an incorrect resting lip and tongue posture, an incorrect swallowing pattern ( known as "tongue thrust"), prolonged non-nutritive sucking habits and related articulation (speech) disorders. She holds the dis

Operating as usual

12/25/2021

We did not send out paper Christmas cards this year but are sending a digital Christmas card wishing all our Facebook Friends a Merry Christmas & a JOYFUL New Year!
#merrychristmas🎄 #joyful #thankful #spreadholidaycheer #happynewyear

We did not send out paper Christmas cards this year but are sending a digital Christmas card wishing all our Facebook Friends a Merry Christmas & a JOYFUL New Year!
#merrychristmas🎄 #joyful #thankful #spreadholidaycheer #happynewyear

12/24/2021

Wishing everyone a magical ✨ Christmas Eve!

Wishing everyone a magical ✨ Christmas Eve!

12/23/2021

It’s notes like these ♥️ I love my patients and job so much! Merry Christmas Eve Eve!

It’s notes like these ♥️ I love my patients and job so much! Merry Christmas Eve Eve!

12/21/2021

Are you ready for Winter? Today is the #wintersolstice aka the first day of winter.

Are you ready for Winter? Today is the #wintersolstice aka the first day of winter.

12/20/2021

Look at these cute Santa's Helpers! They just wanted to spread some Christmas JOY to you! Merry Christmas!!!
#merrychristmas #Merry #merryandbright #santahelpers #joy #christmasfun🎄

Look at these cute Santa's Helpers! They just wanted to spread some Christmas JOY to you! Merry Christmas!!!
#merrychristmas #Merry #merryandbright #santahelpers #joy #christmasfun🎄

12/17/2021

OH NO! It's that time again for Mistletoe to go back to the North Pole. Thanks for popping in to say Hi to us this holiday season!
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

OH NO! It's that time again for Mistletoe to go back to the North Pole. Thanks for popping in to say Hi to us this holiday season!
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

12/17/2021

It's National Ugly Sweater Day. Show us your ugly sweaters!
#Nationaluglysweaterday #festive #holidayfun #merrychristmas

It's National Ugly Sweater Day. Show us your ugly sweaters!
#Nationaluglysweaterday #festive #holidayfun #merrychristmas

12/16/2021

Throwback Thursday to Pajama Day for these two Santa Helpers 🎅🏻 Ho! Ho! Ho! & Merry Christmas 🎄 #christmas #christmas2019 #christmasfun #pjs #pajamas #pajamaparty #pajamaday #pjsallday #ThrowbackThursday

Throwback Thursday to Pajama Day for these two Santa Helpers 🎅🏻 Ho! Ho! Ho! & Merry Christmas 🎄 #christmas #christmas2019 #christmasfun #pjs #pajamas #pajamaparty #pajamaday #pjsallday #ThrowbackThursday

12/16/2021

Looks like Mistletoe got stuck....LOL
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

Looks like Mistletoe got stuck....LOL
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

12/15/2021

YIKES! Glad we noticed Mistletoe before turned on the coffee this morning!!
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

YIKES! Glad we noticed Mistletoe before turned on the coffee this morning!!
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

12/14/2021

Excuse me! Mistletoe what are you up to???...Taking some Selfies???
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

Excuse me! Mistletoe what are you up to???...Taking some Selfies???
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

12/13/2021

You may have been advised to avoid chewing on hard nuts and ice cubes as it may chip your teeth. This same warning applies to nail biting. Up to 41% of people chew on their nails which could eventually cost more than $4,000 on dental bills. Nailbiting places a great deal of stress on the front teeth potentially causing the edges to chip or wean and the enamel to crack. It is also a detriment to orofacial myofunctional therapy because it causes an unnecessary forward thrusting or placement of the tongue against the teeth which can contribute to the teeth becoming crooked/misaligned not to mention the spreading of germs which is especially important in this unprecedented time of Covid-19. Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists trained by the International Association of Orofacial Myology like Dr. Honor Franklin of the Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic are trained to help eliminate this harmful habit. #nailbiting #harmful #spreadsgerms #unhealthy #badhabit #allergist #ENT #IAOM #notonguethrust

You may have been advised to avoid chewing on hard nuts and ice cubes as it may chip your teeth. This same warning applies to nail biting. Up to 41% of people chew on their nails which could eventually cost more than $4,000 on dental bills. Nailbiting places a great deal of stress on the front teeth potentially causing the edges to chip or wean and the enamel to crack. It is also a detriment to orofacial myofunctional therapy because it causes an unnecessary forward thrusting or placement of the tongue against the teeth which can contribute to the teeth becoming crooked/misaligned not to mention the spreading of germs which is especially important in this unprecedented time of Covid-19. Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists trained by the International Association of Orofacial Myology like Dr. Honor Franklin of the Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic are trained to help eliminate this harmful habit. #nailbiting #harmful #spreadsgerms #unhealthy #badhabit #allergist #ENT #IAOM #notonguethrust

12/13/2021

Geez, Mistletoe is getting a little up close and personal this Monday morning! Enjoy your week!
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

Geez, Mistletoe is getting a little up close and personal this Monday morning! Enjoy your week!
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

12/12/2021

I guess Mistletoe is enjoying some cookies on this Sunday! Hope everyone has a great Sunday like Mistletoe.
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

I guess Mistletoe is enjoying some cookies on this Sunday! Hope everyone has a great Sunday like Mistletoe.
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

12/11/2021

I guess Mistletoe will be just hanging out here today! Please don't get into any mischief!!!
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

I guess Mistletoe will be just hanging out here today! Please don't get into any mischief!!!
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

12/10/2021

LOL! Silly Mistletoe!

#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

LOL! Silly Mistletoe!

#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

12/10/2021

Many in orthodontics and orofacial myofunctional therapy owe Dr. Franklin a huge debt of gratitude for contributing so much to their own professional development and knowledge regarding OMDs. Dr. Franklin stands tall among other clinicians for her professionalism, knowledge, experience, and dedication to the field of orofacial myology.”

Robert M. Mason, DMD, Phd
Craniofacial Orthodontist
Former Chief of Orthodontics
Emeritus Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Many in orthodontics and orofacial myofunctional therapy owe Dr. Franklin a huge debt of gratitude for contributing so much to their own professional development and knowledge regarding OMDs. Dr. Franklin stands tall among other clinicians for her professionalism, knowledge, experience, and dedication to the field of orofacial myology.”

Robert M. Mason, DMD, Phd
Craniofacial Orthodontist
Former Chief of Orthodontics
Emeritus Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

12/09/2021

YEEHAW! ~Mistletoe
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

YEEHAW! ~Mistletoe
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

12/08/2021

NO! Silly Mistletoe this is not how you do "The Floss'!
#sillyelf #elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

NO! Silly Mistletoe this is not how you do "The Floss'!
#sillyelf #elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

12/07/2021

Oh Mistletoe is at it again! This is not a photo booth!!
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

Oh Mistletoe is at it again! This is not a photo booth!!
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

12/07/2021

Want proof our therapy works? Check out our website at HonorFranklin.com.
#OMD #OMT #iaom #graduate #lipcompetence #minimyofunctionalprogram #minimyofunctional

Want proof our therapy works? Check out our website at HonorFranklin.com.
#OMD #OMT #iaom #graduate #lipcompetence #minimyofunctionalprogram #minimyofunctional

12/06/2021

Happy Monday! Mistletoe wants everyone to have the BEST week!
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

Happy Monday! Mistletoe wants everyone to have the BEST week!
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

12/05/2021

Well I guess Mistletoe is having a Spa Day today!
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

Well I guess Mistletoe is having a Spa Day today!
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

12/04/2021

Well it is #NationalCookieDay so I guess Mistletoe had to celebrate too.
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

Well it is #NationalCookieDay so I guess Mistletoe had to celebrate too.
#elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

12/04/2021

WHAT DAY IS IT???? #NationalCookieDay

WHAT DAY IS IT???? #NationalCookieDay

12/03/2021

Happy Friday! I think Mistletoe has a crush on somebody 💝 #elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

Happy Friday! I think Mistletoe has a crush on somebody 💝 #elfontheshelf #elf #elfonashelf #elfontheshelfadventures #elfontheshelfofinstagram #christmas

12/02/2021

Look where we found Mistletoe, hanging out in the Toothbrushes...Where will he show up next???
#Christmas2017 #ChristmasFUN #ElfontheShelf #ElfontheShelfFUN

Look where we found Mistletoe, hanging out in the Toothbrushes...Where will he show up next???
#Christmas2017 #ChristmasFUN #ElfontheShelf #ElfontheShelfFUN

12/01/2021

Well look who is back and decided to visit us this year!!! Mistletoe!!! We can't wait to see what mischief he gets into this year!
#christmastime #mistletoe #christmasfun🎄

Well look who is back and decided to visit us this year!!! Mistletoe!!! We can't wait to see what mischief he gets into this year!
#christmastime #mistletoe #christmasfun🎄

12/01/2021

"Dr. Franklin is a consummate professional who invests whole-heartedly in helping each of her patients overcome whatever incorrect tongue or speech habits they have acquired. She possesses great skill and up-to-date knowledge, but beyond that - she is known for her contagious joy and enthusiasm. Dr. Franklin takes great delight in the uniqueness of each person. She challenges her patients, holds them accountable, and celebrates every inch of progress they make. I was humbled this spring by her attendance (along with her family) at a musical I was directing. She values and enjoys each of her patients as a person, and this is a huge motivating factor for her patients. Not only has the tongue thrust I've lived with since childhood been eradicated, I've gained a new friend!" #Lovemypatients #orofacialmyofunctionaltherapy #tonguethrust

"Dr. Franklin is a consummate professional who invests whole-heartedly in helping each of her patients overcome whatever incorrect tongue or speech habits they have acquired. She possesses great skill and up-to-date knowledge, but beyond that - she is known for her contagious joy and enthusiasm. Dr. Franklin takes great delight in the uniqueness of each person. She challenges her patients, holds them accountable, and celebrates every inch of progress they make. I was humbled this spring by her attendance (along with her family) at a musical I was directing. She values and enjoys each of her patients as a person, and this is a huge motivating factor for her patients. Not only has the tongue thrust I've lived with since childhood been eradicated, I've gained a new friend!" #Lovemypatients #orofacialmyofunctionaltherapy #tonguethrust

11/30/2021

Thank you, Dr James Bates at @texasoms
for these wonderful treats from Harry & David. I love working with you!
#YUM #Thankyou #ilovemyjob #sogood @harryanddavid

Thank you, Dr James Bates at @texasoms
for these wonderful treats from Harry & David. I love working with you!
#YUM #Thankyou #ilovemyjob #sogood @harryanddavid

11/29/2021

We sure are gonna miss this sweet young lady that Graduated today! Way to go Grace! She is such a delight and a hard worker. Help us celebrate all her hard work!
#waytogo #graduate #soproud #hardworker #ilovemyjob #ilovemypatients #mondaymotivation

We sure are gonna miss this sweet young lady that Graduated today! Way to go Grace! She is such a delight and a hard worker. Help us celebrate all her hard work!
#waytogo #graduate #soproud #hardworker #ilovemyjob #ilovemypatients #mondaymotivation

11/28/2021

#chocolatesday🍫💝

#chocolatesday🍫💝

11/25/2021

🦃Gobble Gobble🦃
What are you Thankful for this year?
#thanksgiving #thankful

🦃Gobble Gobble🦃
What are you Thankful for this year?
#thanksgiving #thankful

11/23/2021

This little turkey GRADUATED!!! Help us celebrate his awesome achievement. I am so proud of him and his hard work. Way to Go! I am Thankful for this hard worker!
#waytogo #graduate #thankful #ilovemypatients❤️ #ilovemyjob

This little turkey GRADUATED!!! Help us celebrate his awesome achievement. I am so proud of him and his hard work. Way to Go! I am Thankful for this hard worker!
#waytogo #graduate #thankful #ilovemypatients❤️ #ilovemyjob

11/22/2021

Want proof our therapy works? Check out our website at HonorFranklin.com. This 8 year old male patient was seen in 2003!!! (10 visits over 17 months).
#omd #iaom #lipcompetence #minimyofunctionalprogram #OMT #therapyworks #proof

Want proof our therapy works? Check out our website at HonorFranklin.com. This 8 year old male patient was seen in 2003!!! (10 visits over 17 months).
#omd #iaom #lipcompetence #minimyofunctionalprogram #OMT #therapyworks #proof

Our Story

Happy OVER 40 Year Work Anniversary!!! Dr.Franklin is celebrating 42 YEARS in private practice specializing in the evaluation and treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders in children, adolescents and adults which include an incorrect resting lip and tongue posture, an incorrect swallowing pattern ( known as "tongue thrust"), prolonged non-nutritive sucking habits and related articulation (speech) disorders. She holds the distinction of being a Certified Orofacial Myologist/Myofunctional Therapist by the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) ; an honor held by a small percentage of professionals practicing orofacial myofunctional therapy. In fact, she is the ONLY Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist in Dallas and is only one of three in the state of Texas! And no one else has had the years of extensive experience treating patients with orofacial myofunctional disorders in the United States or Internationally.
In addition, as a practicing Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist , she maintains Licensure by the State of Texas and a Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). She works with children, adolescents and adults to correct articulation speech disorders.

Dr. Franklin has had extensive training and experience with orofacial myofunctional disorders and articulation (speech) disorders and is considered an expert in these fields.

In addition to having a busy private practice, she lectures to orthodontic residents at the Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry educating them about orofacial myofunctional disorders, lectures at numerous dental study groups of maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, pediatric dentists, dental hygienists, and general dentists and mentors several IAOM members. In addition, she co-authored with Robert Mason,DDS,PhD, Emeritus Professor of Surgery and Previous Chief of Orthodontics at Duke University Medical Center, an invited editorial for the journal, "Otolaryngology", entitled,"Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and Otolaryngologists" in October, 2014 and a paper entitled, "Position Statement of the International Association of Orofacial Myology Regarding: Appliance Use for Oral Habit Patterns", IJOM, 2009, Vol.35.

Referrals come from orthodontists, maxillofacial surgeons, pediatric dentists , pediatricians, speech-language pathologists and schools. Learn more at honorfranklin.com.

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Dallas, TX
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