Many years ago in a southern California university, I sat on the edge of my seat in Dr. Tarr’s Introduction to Speech Pathology course.
On this particular day, Dr. Tarr shared his recently completed book about the Oral Resting Posture; I still have it somewhere. All I can say is it changed my life. I became fascinated with the intricacies of swallowing, speaking, and chewing. Dr. Tarr taught me to love learning about the mouth.
Most importantly, since that day, the principles of the oral mechanism and its resting posture have strongly influenced the quality and results of my therapy.
And I done a lot of therapy. Myofunctional therapy, articulation/speech sound therapy and language therapy. Like many SLPs, I worked in the schools by day, and private practice by night.
Now, I write, do seminars and workshops, host The popular podcast The Speech Link, and write the Therapy Matters blog. All while enjoying the mountains, rivers, and wildlife of North Georgia and the pleasant memories of oh-so-many sweet clients and their parents. They are the best teachers, you know.
All the best to you,
Char Boshart, M.A., CCC-SLP