Finger Sucking Habits

Certified Orofacial Myologists™ are trained in positive behavior modification to help children stop oral habits, like finger sucking, on their own (typically for ages 5+).

Lecturing or nagging your child on finger sucking habits can increase tension, frustration, and arguments within your family. Believe it or not, these negative feelings cause more sucking. In our program, family members provide love, understanding, patience, and support.

The process is simple: we gather information on when and where the activity occurs, allow the child to take responsibility for the habit, provide motivation, set rules and parameters, and offer positive reinforcement. Everybody wins!

Alyssa Stiles