San Diego Center For Speech Therapy and Myofunctional Therapy
Nicole Goldfarb founded the San Diego Center For Speech Therapy & Myofunctional Therapy (SDCST) in 2003. She is one of only three Certified Orofacial Myologists in San Diego County. Nicole also has the distinction of being one of only two Certified Orofacial Myologists in all of San Diego that also has a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, an unparalleled combination of degrees which allows her to provide the most advanced and comprehensive treatment, as most patients with speech issues also have myofunctional issues. In achieving her certification, Nicole received the highest score ever appointed on the International Association of Orofacial Myology certification exam. She has been practicing speech-language pathology since 2003 and myofunctional therapy since 2008. Nicole has achieved numerous trainings in both speech-language pathology and myofunctional disorders, and she has a special passion and interest in sleep-disordered breathing and diagnosing restricted frenums as they relate to myofunctional disorders. Nicole received intensive and advanced training for over a year with the nationally renowned Certified Orofacial Myologist, Katha Phair. Katha trained Nicole in her unique, specialized, and unmatched techniques that she had developed and refined over the past 40 years. In 2014, Katha Phair selected Nicole to take over her myofunctional therapy practice. As part of her intensive training in myofunctional therapy, Nicole was also mentored extensively by Dr. Robert Mason, DMD, PhD, ASHA Fellow, Emeritus Professor and Chief of Orthodontics in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery at Duke University, and the only PhD level speech-language pathologist/orthodontist combination in North America. Dr. Mason’s research and knowledge in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders set the foundation for Nicole’s knowledge base and evidence-based standards. Nicole has presented all around San Diego on Myofunctional Therapy as it relates to Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Orthodontics.
Previously, Nicole worked in the Solana Beach School District as a Speech-Language Pathologist, district assessor, and Speech-Language Pathology supervisor for over six years. Nicole graduated Magna Cum Laude from U.C. San Diego with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She achieved a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from San Diego State University where she was selected as The Outstanding Graduate Student by the department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Nicole received the ACE Award for continuing education for 2009-2012 by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association for her advanced number of professional development and trainings in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. Nicole combines her background and skills in Psychology, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology to provide effective and result-based therapy for children and adults of all ages.