(763) 595-0812

11140 Highway 55, Suite C, Plymouth, MN 55441 View Location

Kaye Koelker Baumgardner, M.S., CCC-SLP, COM, CLC

Areas of Expertise: My expertise is in the evaluation and treatment of these disorders: Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD), medically based feeding disorders from infancy through teenage years, dysphagia, apraxia, dysarthria, muscle-based oral motor difficulties impacting feeding and articulation disorders. I work with infants who have difficulties breast or bottle feeding due to a variety of reasons which include a restricted lingual frenum (i.e. tongue or lip tie), disorganization, poor tongue movement, weak posterior cheek muscles, and more. I also work with adults who have Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders.

Education / Certification: I graduated from Illinois State University in 1994 with a Master’s Degree in Speech & Language Pathology. I hold my certificate of clinical competency through the American Speech Language Hearing Association and am licensed in the state of Minnesota.

I am a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM) and an active member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (I.A.O.M.) and a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). I hold the level 4 Talk Tools Certification since 2004.

Membership and Professional Activities: I am a member of these groups and associations: Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group-USA (DSMIG-USA), National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), Down Syndrome Association of MN (DSAM), Minnesota Speech Language Hearing Association (MSHA), and American Academy of Private Practice Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (AAPPSPA), International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM).

Specialized Training: I have received seven ACE Awards from ASHA for lifelong learning. I have years of experience evaluating and working with infants who have difficulty breast or bottle feeding due to tongue and lip tie, and with children who have muscle-based and sensory-based feeding disorders.

I have attended many continuing education courses over the past twenty five years. My favorites have been focused on breathing, whole body neurodevelopmental techniques, feeding, oral placement disorders, and orofacial myofunctional disorders.