Your Instructors

Kristie K Gatto,

Speech-Language Pathologist, feeding specialist, Certified Orofacial Myologist, Certified in Breathwork, Certified in Posture, Cranio-sacral-fascial trained (CFT)

Financial: Kristie Gatto is the author of three books Understanding the Orofacial Complex: The Evolution of Dysfunction (Outskirts Press, 2016), Understanding the Orofacial Complex – Muscle Manual (Outskirts Press, 2014), and Sam the Super Chewer, Eats (Mindstir Media, 2016) for which she receives royalty payments.  She is the owner and a treating clinician with The Speech and Language Connection in Houston, as well as an instructor for many courses on Orofacial Myology, feeding, tethered tissues, and sleep for which she is paid.

Non-financial: Kristie Gatto is a current Board of Directors member of the Oral Motor Institute and on the Editorial review board for the Dental Sleep Practice Magazine.  She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a past president of the International Association of Orofacial Myology.  Additionally, she has served as a Board of Directors member for the American Academy of Private Practitioners in Speech Pathology and Audiology and a member of the Community Advisory Board at the University of Houston.

Amanda Moore Chastain,

ASHA (American Speech-Language Hearing Association) certified and Kentucky licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with specific focus in the areas of Orofacial Myology and Pediatric Feeding

She is a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM®) through The International Association of Orofacial Myology. 

As the owner and director of The Speech Network Pediatric Feeding and Orofacial Myology Clinic in Lexington KY, she dedicates her focus of practice to infants and toddlers with feeding difficulties as well as teens and adults with orofacial myofunctional deficits. 

Amanda is a Past President of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM), an instructor and provides training for infant and toddler feeding through her ASHA-approved GoMAP (Guided Oral Movements with Active Patterning) Program.