Meet Sandra Coulson, MS, ST, ED, COM 

Sandra Coulson is an innovator, a leader, an entrepreneur, an International speaker and a compassionate therapist. Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, raised by a single mother, her career has been remarkable. She is included in the Hall of Fame at Palmer High School, recognized by the Alumni Association as an outstanding alumnus.

After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with degrees in Speech Therapy and Education, and a Masters’ Degree in Health Sciences, she ventured to Washington State where she was an itinerant speech therapist, then therapy director for a Special Education wing of Tacoma Public Schools. When she returned to Colorado she worked for Home Health Services as a therapist serving a population of victims of stroke and, with her education degree, she became a substitute teacher during which time she developed her private practice in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.

Sandra has been in private practice in Denver, Colorado, since 1969. Her practice, Coulson and Associates, specializes in therapy for orofacial muscle dysfunction, tongue thrust, thumb and finger habits, tongue placement for specific speech/articulation disorders and snoring. She started The Coulson Institute of Orofacial Myology in 2003 in Denver and now teaches and lectures internationally.

Sandra has been interviewed on 9 News, channel 2 News, 7 News and various radio programs in the Denver, Colorado metro area as well as on Vimeo, YouTube and on Cross Link Radio.

Known as the “Thumb Whisperer”, she has a 99.7% ‘cure’ rate in one day. She has worked with thousands of patients locally and
internationally and is now seeing ‘second generation’ patients. She has also trained many therapists who are practicing in the US and abroad.

Sandra is a past President of the International Association of Orofacial Myology, past Co-Chair of “CHAPS”, a holistic practitioner association in Denver, and many other professional associations including the Down syndrome Association and the Post- Polio Association. She is also on the Advisory Board of Heritage College.

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We offer courses ONLINE! No matter where you are in the world, you can join us!

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The Coulson Institute offers two courses

These courses are designed for the busy professional who wishes to undertake initial and further study in Mofunctional Therapy (MFT).  Our Foundation Program is designed to provide the practitioner with a foundation to begin implementing MFT in their own practice.  The Advanced Course provides a scope and a forum for those wishing to expand and enhance their practice by drawing on Sandra Coulson's years of experience.

* All courses require an Application for Admission (Courses are designed for Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Speech/Language Practitioner, Lactation Consultants, Medical Doctors)

Sandra also spends many hours travelling and lecturing around the globe, so check back to the Course Calendar frequently to see if she's at a venue near you or teaching online.

 

The Foundation Program

Introductory Course in Orofacial Myology

Orofacial Myology is defined as treatment of the orofacial musculature to improve muscle tonicity and activity.  It is the establishment of correct functional activities of the tongue, lips and jaw, so that normal growth and development may progress in a stable, homeostatic environment.

Choose a session that works for you:

Spring 2021*

(*course supplies are extra)
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The Advanced Program

Advanced Course in Orofacial Myology

Sandra is a National and International speaker.  She is a subject matter expert on Orofacial Myology and Breathing Behavior.  Many participants seek her expert teaching and often register for her courses on Orofacial Myology. 

January 9 and 16, 2021
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Meet Sandra Coulson, MS, ST, ED, COM 

Sandra Coulson is an innovator, a leader, an entrepreneur, an International speaker and a compassionate therapist. Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, raised by a single mother, her career has been remarkable. She is included in the Hall of Fame at Palmer High School, recognized by the Alumni Association as an outstanding alumnus.

After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with degrees in Speech Therapy and Education, and a Masters’ Degree in Health Sciences, she ventured to Washington State where she was an itinerant speech therapist, then therapy director for a Special Education wing of Tacoma Public Schools. When she returned to Colorado she worked for Home Health Services as a therapist serving a population of victims of stroke and, with her education degree, she became a substitute teacher during which time she developed her private practice in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.

Sandra has been in private practice in Denver, Colorado, since 1969. Her practice, Coulson and Associates, specializes in therapy for orofacial muscle dysfunction, tongue thrust, thumb and finger habits, tongue placement for specific speech/articulation disorders and snoring. She started The Coulson Institute of Orofacial Myology in 2003 in Denver and now teaches and lectures internationally.

Sandra has been interviewed on 9 News, channel 2 News, 7 News and various radio programs in the Denver, Colorado metro area as well as on Vimeo, YouTube and on Cross Link Radio.

Known as the “Thumb Whisperer”, she has a 99.7% ‘cure’ rate in one day. She has worked with thousands of patients locally and
internationally and is now seeing ‘second generation’ patients. She has also trained many therapists who are practicing in the US and abroad.

Sandra is a past President of the International Association of Orofacial Myology, past Co-Chair of “CHAPS”, a holistic practitioner association in Denver, and many other professional associations including the Down syndrome Association and the Post- Polio Association. She is also on the Advisory Board of Heritage College.

We offer courses online! No matter where you are in the world, you can join us!

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The Coulson Institute offers two courses

These courses are designed for the busy professional who wishes to undertake initial and further study in Mofunctional Therapy (MFT).  Our Foundation Program is designed to provide the practitioner with a foundation to begin implementing MFT in their own practice.  The Advanced Course provides a scope and a forum for those wishing to expand and enhance their practice by drawing on Sandra Coulson's years of experience.

Sandra also spends many hours travelling and lecturing around the globe, so check back to the Course Calendar frequently to see if she's at a venue near you or teaching online. 

The Foundation Program

Introductory Course in Orofacial Myology

Orofacial Myology is defined as treatment of the orofacial musculature to improve muscle tonicity and activity.  It is the establishment of correct functional activities of the tongue, lips and jaw, so that normal growth and development may progress in a stable, homeostatic environment.

Choose a session that works for you:

SUMMER 2020

FALL 2020

The Advanced Program

Advanced Course in Orofacial Myology

Now that you have had the basics mastered, continue to build your skills as an Orofacial Myology and learn more about actual case studies and how to treatment plan.  Learn about setting up your practice and how to specialize in co-treating patients with oral appliances.

Why Choose the Coulson Institute?

The Coulson Institute provides training in Myofunctional Therapy (also known as Oral Myology) across the world. Sandra is a former clinical professor for the University of Behavior Health Sciences.

Typically students of the Coulson Institute come from the following groups of health care professionals:

  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Oral Health Therapists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Osteopaths
  • Breathing practitioners

Students come to learn from Sandra Coulson because of her caring, warm and direct nature and teaching style. Sandra "leaves nothing on the court" when she teaches and is passionate, committed and driven to share the work that has helped her shape the mouths (and sometimes lives) of the people she works with in practice and in her work as an educator.


Perhaps though, it is best left to the voices of others to express why you should consider the Coulson Institute for training in Oral Myology. 

Suzanna

"I have one adult case with severe tongue tie that affects the periodontal condition around lower anteriors with severe lingual recession due to such tight tongue tether, which makes it extremely hard to maintain good oral hygiene, I urged him to have tongue tie release from hygienist point of view.  We started on OM prior to release, the maximum opening with the tongue on the spot was 5 mm and after 3 sessions it is now 12 mm, I meant that's before release, amazing and the patient reports more flexibility already with the tongue.

Dennis

"You wowed everyone with your presentation. You're right, pictures tell the story much better about the results you are able to achieve than trying to describe them. The symptoms you treat are ones we laypersons don't normally see or think about, until we see someone with those symptoms because the appearance is not normal. Your results are amazing, and clearly life changing to make the person's appearance more acceptable so they don't have to face negative reactions. You are blessed to be doing such rewarding work.

I think you also address issues that afflict many of us as we age. I'm thinking of snoring, sleep apnea, double chin, teeth, wrinkles and baldness. Well, maybe not all of those, but some. Maybe a follow-up talk would be in order to let us know what we might do for self help, and what might be appropriate for a private appointment with you.

Everyone was impressed with what you are able to do to help people. Thank you for sharing.

You are a treasure."

Heidi

"Hi Sandy! I just wanted to thank you for an incredible course last week! We are back and working full steam ahead into helping our patients with what you have taught us. We still want you to move to our townhouse so that we can tap dance with you every night! "

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