Abeille speech + Feeding is a multidisciplinary therapy clinic in St. Louis, Missouri.

 we take an integrative and collaborative approach to treating feeding, communication, and myofunctional disorders.



Feeding + Lactation

Tongue + Lip tie

Early intervention Speech + Language 

Myofunctional Therapy

craniosacral Therapy (CST)

Functional feeding academy

craniosacral Fascial Therapy (The Gillespie approach)

Diet + nutrition

-breastfeeding skills
-maternal nipple pain
-pumping and milk supply
-bottle feeding skills
-inadequate intake
-poor latching skills
-transitions to solid foods
-picky eating
-suspected tongue and lip tie
-tube weaning
-self feeding
-oral sensorimotor function
-open mouth posture
-excessive drooling
-babies with reflux/gas/"colic"
-stress at mealtimes
-excessive gagging or vomiting during meals

Our speech language pathologists specialize in evaluating and treating infants, toddlers, and children who are struggling with feeding and swallowing at any stage. In addition, each of our therapists holds duel certification in lactation education.

Feeding + Lactation

we can help with:

The therapy team at Abeille Speech + Feeding is highly trained in completing functional assessments to assist with diagnosis of tethered oral tissues (TOTS). 

Unsure if your baby or child is exhibiting symptoms of oral dysfunction related to tongue + lip tie? Download our FREE Tongue Tie + Oral Dysfunction Symptom Tracker. 

Tongue and lip ties can impact breast feeding and bottle feeding in infants, as well as feeding and speech skills in toddlers, children, and Adults.

Identification and diagnosis of tethered oral tissues requires more than just visual inspection of the oral frena. a detailed and comprehensive assessment of function needs to be completed. Through a functional assessment, a collaborative treatment plan can be developed.

While Surgical release is often utilized, it is only one piece of the treatment plan. Functional outcomes improve when support from a lactation professional or therapist surrounds surgical release.  

Tongue Tie
Lip Tie

functional assessments
Theraputic support

Research shows that children between the ages of 0-5 do best when treatment strategies are taught to caregivers and implemented in their natural environment. For this reason, we strongly focus our speech and language interventions using a parent coaching model.

A Parent coaching Model

Speech Therapy is the treatment of the speech sound system. The goal of this therapy is to improve speech sound errors and overall speech intelligibility. 

 Speech therapy

Language Therapy focuses on communication as a whole, including language comprehension and the use of gestures, sounds, and words. While first words usually develop around 12 months of age, there are many skills that precede first words that can be addressed in early intervention language therapy. 

 language therapy

Early Intervention
Speech + Language Therapy

-mouth breathing
-tongue resting low in the mouth
-lips apart at rest/bunched chin
-dental facial abnormalities
-tongue "thrust"
-orthodontic relapse
-picky eating
-messy eating
-difficulty with speech sounds
-sleep disordered breathing/apnea
-oral habits (thumb sucking, prolonged pacifier, etc.)
-teeth grinding/clenching
-tongue tie/lip tie
-bed wetting

Yes! We do see older kids and grown ups!!!

When we educate parents on the importance of good oral function for their babies and toddlers, it isn't uncommon for them to discover orofacial myofunctional disorders in their older children...or themselves! Which always leads to the question, "can you evaluate me too??". We can!

myofunctional therapy is an exercise based treatment that addresses oral function and musculature as it relates to eating, swallowing, posture, speech, and sleep. 

Myofunctional Therapy

Signs + Symptoms of OMD:

Craniosacral therapy, is a form of gentle bodywork that may help to improve the functioning of the nervous system, relieving pain and improving mobility. CST is used to treat a variety of conditions in a all ages, from newborns to geriatrics..

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy has been known to help infants with:

-poor latch
-restricted jaw opening
-weak sucking
-preference for nursing on one breast
-tension in the head and neck
-overall body tension
-head turn preference
-jaw clenching
-reflux symptoms
-excessive gas

Ask your therapist about incorporating Cranial sacral therapy into your treatment plan

check out our Resources

Did you know, feeding is developmental? That means our children acquire feeding skills in a consistent, sequential order. Just like every other area of development, there are feeding milestones, and the environment in which they are developed can either facilitate or hinder our children.  
Over the years, We have provided feeding therapy to hundreds (or thousands?!-We've lost track) of children. Time and time again, parents have told us how much the information we gave them helped them with ALL of their children. We are frequently asked,  "Why isn't this information available to everyone?". Well, now it is!

We developed Functional Feeding Academy to provide ALL parents access to the most up to date, researched backed information regarding feeding. Wether you're looking for information on breastfeeding, bottle feeding, purees, baby led weaning, or help with a picky eater, Functional Feeding Academy can help. 

We help parents feel confident in every step of their feeding journey.  You have what it takes to help your child build the best foundational mealtime skills from the very beginning.  

Functional Feeding Academy

Online Education + Resources for parents.