Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic

Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic Specializing in the treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders & Articulation Speech Disorders since 1977! Happy 40 PLUS Years Work Anniversary!!!
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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

tinction 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! In addition, as a practicing 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. She has documented proof that her therapy works via facial and intraoral photographs , dental measurements taken by a dentist and videotaping every patient! 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 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.

05/06/2024
All of our patients are referred to BOTH an Allergist and ENT.
05/04/2024

All of our patients are referred to BOTH an Allergist and ENT.


This is why all of my patients are referred to both an Allergist and ENT on my team who understand Orofacial Myofunction...
05/04/2024

This is why all of my patients are referred to both an Allergist and ENT on my team who understand Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, craniofacial growth, sleep, speech, etc before any therapy is initiated.



There is no difference between someone choking your child and your child choking themselves.....

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Spring Sale Ends: 5/11/24

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Look at the progress this 9 year old girl has made so far in only 6 visits over 7 months after being enrolled in the min...
04/30/2024

Look at the progress this 9 year old girl has made so far in only 6 visits over 7 months after being enrolled in the mini-orofacial myofunctional therapy program known as the HONOR SYSTEM Myo Lip Competence Therapy Program created by Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic based on her almost 5 decades of specializing in OMDs concentrating on lip competence and nasal breathing (via the help of an ENT and Allergist on her team) with the patient only doing TWO exercises ONCE a day using ONE therapy tool, the Zickefoose Lip Exerciser-ZLE and NO tongue therapy or swallowing therapy. It works!
Note: OMT never takes the place of orthodontics.

To learn more about this self-paced Online Course not taught anywhere else and also learn her secrets how she has a 13-14 month waiting list of patients wanting her myofunctional therapy: https://courses.honorfranklin.com/courses/MYO-Lip-Competence-Therapy-Program/

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Look at the spontaneous recovery that occurred in this 22 year old female's occlusion. She had worn orthodontic braces b...
04/25/2024

Look at the spontaneous recovery that occurred in this 22 year old female's occlusion. She had worn orthodontic braces but her orthodontist noticed her orthodontic treatment was relapsing. Since the primary CAUSE of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are unresolved nasal airway interference, she was evaluated by both an Allergist and ENT on Dr. Franklin's team who understands OMDs to make sure she was able to breathe nasally year round. The ENT discovered she needed a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, a nasal septoplasty and nasal turbinectomy and had a tongue tie resulting in a lingual frenotomy with Z-plasty and the Allergist discovered she had STRONG allergies and was put on a daily regime of allergy medicine in order to control her allergies. Once she was able to achieve a patent nasal airway, she was enrolled in the Formal Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy program created by Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic. Her orthodontist was pleased with her hard work and felt no further orthodontic treatment was needed. Great patient! ❀

04/24/2024

Take a moment to watch this. It’s priceless…

04/23/2024
This 11 year old female patient initially had an anterior openbite which was corrected in orthodontic treatment. The ort...
04/22/2024

This 11 year old female patient initially had an anterior openbite which was corrected in orthodontic treatment. The orthodontist put a tongue crib on her anterior teeth when he removed the braces for fear of her reopening the anterior open bite but the tongue crib caused a bilateral open bite because the tongue was not taught where to rest but only to avoid the punishment of the tongue crib. So, tongue cribs do not work and the tongue resting against and between the teeth to avoid the punishment of the tongue crib can slow the eruptive development of the teeth. After orofacial myofunctional therapy with Dr Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic, the patient was taught how the tongue rests on the roof of the mouth not touching the teeth and the lips are taught to stay closed after it is determined the patient can nasally breathe on a consistent basis via an Allergist and ENT evaluation, her bilateral open bite started closing.
NOTE: Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy never takes the place of orthodontics.

Look at the awesome results this 9 year old female patient made in 8 visits spread out over 8 months!!! She was enrolled...
04/18/2024

Look at the awesome results this 9 year old female patient made in 8 visits spread out over 8 months!!! She was enrolled in the revolutionary new mini-orofacial myofunctional therapy program know as the HONOR SYSTEM Myo Lip Competence Therapy program created by Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic based on her research from almost 5 decades of specializing in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) concentrating on lip competence and nasal breathing (via the help of an ENT and Allergist on her team) and no "tongue thrust" swallowing therapy. It's NOT the "tongue thrust" swallow that causes dental malocclusions. It's the incorrect oral REST POSTURE of the tongue and lips. Lip competence is our goal.
If you want results like this consistently, check out her self-paced online course and learn her secrets how she has a 13-14 month waiting list of patients wanting her myofunctional therapy: https://courses.honorfranklin.com/courses/MYO-Lip-Competence-Therapy-Program/

This patient's normal rest posture is with lips apart. When asked to close his lips in the second photo, you will note h...
04/16/2024

This patient's normal rest posture is with lips apart. When asked to close his lips in the second photo, you will note he is unable to keep his lips together without muscle strain in the lips and also muscle dimpling/buckling is observed in the skin overlying the mentalis muscle in the chin. Following the HONOR SYSTEM Formal Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy created by Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic, based on her almost 5 decades specializing in OMDs, look how his lips and chin improved dramatically.

I absolutely LOVE when patients come back to see me...and of course I don't mind if they bring me sweet treats but it's ...
04/15/2024

I absolutely LOVE when patients come back to see me...and of course I don't mind if they bring me sweet treats but it's not necessary.

It was such a TREAT to get to catch up with beautiful young lady. I have missed her so much! ❀️

I love my job & patients so much!
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Join me in wishing my Amazing Amanda a Happy 11 year Work Anniversary!!! She is the most remarkable, kind, intelligent, ...
04/12/2024

Join me in wishing my Amazing Amanda a Happy 11 year Work Anniversary!!! She is the most remarkable, kind, intelligent, thoughtful, calm, extraordinary young woman and my patients and I are SO fortunate to know her! She’s a gift! ❀️

Spring is here! Take advantage of 20% off the ONLY lip exerciser needed for orofacial myofunctional therapy from April 1...
04/11/2024

Spring is here! Take advantage of 20% off the ONLY lip exerciser needed for orofacial myofunctional therapy from April 11 - May 11!!!

Stock up on your Zickefoose Lip Exerciser-ZLE - We offer 2 sizes, a thicker one like Bill Zickefoose did and a lot thinner one that Dr. Honor Franklin made. Both cost the same but are used for different patients - age, shortened upper lip, etc. Most everyone likes the β€œthin” (pink or red string”) ones we use those on most of our children patients and we have a β€œthicker” (β€œblue string”) exerciser as well that we use on some adults but a lot of our adults use the pink or red string ones as well. The difference between our exercisers is in the thickness of the material and they are 1mm different.
*** Cost Regulary $20.00 each plus shipping but 20% sale price $16.00 each plus shipping***
Learn how she uses this invaluable therapy tool at https://courses.honorfranklin.com/.../MYO-Lip.../...
Contact - [email protected] to place your order.

SPRING SALE!!!Enjoy 20% off these invaluable posters demonstrating resting postures & swallowing patterns.The two poster...
04/10/2024

SPRING SALE!!!

Enjoy 20% off these invaluable posters demonstrating resting postures & swallowing patterns.

The two posters measure 22.5 (L) X 17 (H) each and comes laminated,

cost regulary is $90.00 for the set plus shipping.

Sale price is $72.00 for the set Plus Shipping per set
(april 10 - may 10)

Contact - [email protected] to place your order.

This 9 year old female patient is exhibiting an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD) characterized by an incorrect res...
04/09/2024

This 9 year old female patient is exhibiting an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD) characterized by an incorrect resting tongue and lip posture. The open mouth, low, forward resting position of her tongue against and between can not only cause unwanted facial form and dental alignment problems but speech problems as well. Research has revealed that of those individuals who exhibit OMDs, 81% have speech problems and when there is a combination of an OMD and related speech errors, it is often difficult to correct the speech problems through traditional speech therapy. IAOM Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists who are also Licensed Speech-Language Pathologists like Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic are trained to correct OMDs and speech problems.

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5438 Alpha Road
Dallas, TX
75240

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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(972) 233-1312

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https://courses.honorfranklin.com/courses/MYO-Lip-Competence-Therapy-Program/, https://www.ho

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