Mouth-breathing is a maladaptive, compensatory behavior. Human facial anatomy was designed for breathing to occur through the nose. The nasal cavity filters the air we breathe, and allows airflow into the body for proper craniofacial development. The harmful effects of mouth-breathing in children are becoming more well-understood. This handout provides a brief overview of information for caregivers, parents, therapists, and other professionals regarding how mouth-breathing can affect multiple facets of development.
Featured in the February 2020 Pediatric SLP edition of Therapy Fix.
Digital edition is $5.
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Tech specs: Digital download. 1 page. 8.5 x 11 inches. PDF format. 3.7 MB.