...We took Melody to see a practitioner, Sandra Coulson, who does orofacial myology. This changed her life (and ours as well). Within one week, we were seeing Melody working less to breathe while sleeping. After a couple of weeks we could observe no apnea while she was sleeping. We have a very high quality pulse ox, and the numbers for her oxygen levels astounded us. She used to be in the 70’s while sleeping without oxygen. Within one week of seeing Sandra her oxygen levels while sleeping were about 89.
Those numbers have steadily increased since then. Now she is typically about 94-95 without oxygen while sleeping, and that number seems to keep rising. Frequently, by morning her oxygen levels are about 96-98. Melody sleeps in a crib in our room and I find it immensely comforting to hear the quiet sound of her rhythmic, non-stressed breathing. In addition to the orofacial myology helping her breathing, Melody has changed in other positive ways as well. For the most part, she no longer snores. It used to be that her snoring was so loud you could hear her from a pretty good distance away. Melody used to be perpetually congested, even when she wasn’t sick. That is no longer the case! Melody used to have her little signature snort while awake. That is resolved. When she is teething she might drool a little more than your average teething baby, but substantially less than she did previously. All of her mouth muscles are so much stronger that she can now drink from a cup!
I am happy to share Melody’s story with anyone who could use it to further disseminate knowledge about what Coulson and Associates do. If we can be a part of helping even one family get the help they need for their baby, we would be honored.
Sandra Coulson should be considered a wizard. She has developed easy to use therapies that will likely fix most snoring problems without the draconian devices that are prescribed by many professionals. She also successfully worked with my 11 year old daughter for her speech issues. In my view she was a life saver. I refer people to her and I recommend her most highly!
Michael G. Sawaya - The Sawaya Law Firm
Our family was faced with a new, and overwhelming situation when we discovered our 5 year old daughter was pulling her eyelashes out and could not stop herself from doing it. We had never heard of, or dealt with anything like it. After much research, we determined she had symptoms of trichotillomania. We felt confused and overwhelmed with what this would mean for our daughter and what our next step should be to help her. After confiding in a speech therapist about our situation, she recommended contacting Sandra. She knew Sandra specialized in this area and thought she could help us. From the moment I met Sandra and learned about Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, I had hope for my daughter's situation. My daughter had one appointment with Sandra, and has never pulled an eyelash since. Her recommended therapy sessions help ensure that our daughter will not deal with these symptoms again. Sandra is a gift to our family, a delight to work with and is changing lives with her expertise and guidance in this area. We cannot thank her enough for the work she has done with our daughter!
A very grateful mother, Katie