Michelle Richards, M.A., CCC-SLP, TSLI, CLC, CTRP is a licensed speech-language pathologist with over 20 years experience and training in orofacial myofunctional therapy. She attended Michigan State University for undergraduate and graduate degrees in Speech-Language Pathology. She holds a Michigan Teaching Certificate as a Teacher for the Speech-Language Impaired with a minor in Psychology. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is a certified lactation consultant (CLC) to help the youngest patients improve their health, oral motor, and craniofacial development. Michelle is a Certified Trauma and Resilience Practitioner (CTRP).
Michelle has a passion to help others receive individualized care. She specializes in treating tethered oral tissues (TOTs), pediatric feeding disorders, and orofacial myofunctional disorders to all ages. Michelle works closely with dentists, orthodontists, and otolaryngologists to develop the best patient outcomes. Her certification in the Buteyko Breathing Method has been exceptional in reducing patients’ anxiety and stress, improving athletic performance, and improving their sleep. She is also a Myo Munchee practitioner.
She provides virtual, in-home, or in-daycare treatment throughout Michigan with an opportunity to pursue insurance reimbursement. She also provides coaching to parents, teachers, and clinicians.