Kristie Gatto, MA, CCC-SLP, COM is a certified speech-language pathologist and certified orofacial myologist. She is currently the owner of The Speech and Language Connection, which has two offices in the greater Houston area and employs 21 speech-language pathologists with various specialties. For the past ten years, she has focused her clinical skills on treating patients with issues in feeding, dysphagia, deglutition, oral sensory aversion, orofacial myology, and swallowing-related disorders, as well as articulation, phonological processing, apraxia, and early intervention. Her teaching experiences include instruction to graduate students on the orofacial complex, externship and clinical fellow supervision for the past 10 years, and publishing/presenting information on the orofacial complex. Ms. Gatto is the author of Understanding the Orofacial Complex: Muscle Manual (Outskirts Publishing, 2014).