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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Mother Smiling With Newborn Baby

Occupational Therapist

Help children perform and participate in daily occupations such as play, feeding, and self-care.

Have specialized training in evaluation, assessment, and treatment of gross and fine motor development, oral motor development, feeding, self-care, and sensory processing.

Can address functional impairments related to tongue-tie and
provide therapy to prepare the mouth and body for continued oral motor development, breastfeeding, and feeding.

Can provide direct intervention as well as serve as a coach to help families implement home programs into daily routines.

Work collaboratively with other professionals such as physical
therapists, speech therapists, dentists, ENTs, chiropractors, lactation counselorcranial sacral therapists, registered dietitians, and pediatricians.

What is a  restricted lingual or labial frenulum (“Tongue Tie and Lip Tie”)

A congenital formation of the lingual or labial frenulum that restricts range of motion of the tongue or lips contributing to functional deficits such as feeding. 

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Symptoms of "Tongue Tie" or "Lip Tie"



  • Shallow latch or difficulty breast feeding

  • Maternal pain during breast feeding

  • GERD

  • Noisy or clicking during breast and bottle feeding

  • Choking

  • Constipation

  • Excessive drooling

  • Picky eating

  • Poor speech intelligibility

  • Sleep quality issues such as snoring, mouth breathing, restless sleep, bedwetting, grinding teeth. 

  • TMJ pain or dysfunction 

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Neck tension

  • Difficulty chewing and swallowing

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We offer free 15 minute phone consultation to discuss concerns and to determine if Baby and Beyond Therapy is a good fit for your needs.


Come see some of my favorite therapy items from toys to teethers to books. You can also find community resources and educational information.


Yvonne Howard, OTR/L

(714) 931-3777

170 E Yorba Linda Blvd #1012
Placentia, CA 92870


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