Meet Dr. Honor Franklin
Since 1977, Dr. Franklin has specialized in the evaluation and treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. In that time, she has provided help for a range of issues, including incorrect resting lip and tongue posture, an incorrect swallowing pattern (known as “tongue thrust”), prolonged non-nutritive sucking habits, and related articulation (speech) disorders.
Dr. Franklin holds the distinction of being a Certified Orofacial Myologist®/Myofunctional Therapist by the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM), an honor held by a small percentage of professionals practicing orofacial myofunctional therapy. In fact, she is the only Certified Orofacial Myofunctional® Therapist in Dallas and is only one of a few in the state of Texas.
In addition to this, as a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist, Dr. Franklin maintains Licensure by the State of Texas and a Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). She works with children, adolescents, and adults to correct articulation speech disorders.
Dr. Franklin has had extensive training and experience with orofacial myofunctional disorders and articulation (speech) disorders and is considered an expert in these fields.
Besides having a busy private practice, Dr. Franklin lectures to orthodontic residents at the Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry educating them about orofacial myofunctional disorders. She also lectures at numerous dental study groups of maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, pediatric dentists, dental hygienists, and general dentists and she mentors several IAOM members. Dr. Franklin also co-authored with Dr. Robert Mason, D.D.S., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Surgery and Previous Chief of Orthodontics at Duke University Medical Center, an invited editorial for the journal Otolaryngology, entitled, “Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and Otolaryngologists,” in October, 2014 and a paper entitled, “Position Statement of the International Association of Orofacial Myology Regarding: Appliance Use for Oral Habit Patterns,” International Journal of Orofacial Myology, 2009, Vol. 35 and "The Importance of the Freeway space in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy", International Journal of Orofacial Myology and Myofunctional Therapy, 2020, Vol. 46.
Dr. Franklin is an active member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM), where she has served on the Board of Directors and was awarded the prestigious President’s Award. She was a member of the Park Cities Rotary Club, acquiring 16 years of perfect attendance and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award for her significant contribution to the community. She served on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Summer Musicals from 1978 until 2011. She is also a member of the Texas Speech, Language Hearing Association and the American Speech and Hearing Association, for which she has been the recipient of the Award for Continuing Education (ACE) by the Continuing Education Board (CEB) of ASHA in recognition of continued professional studies. Finally, she is also a member of the Junior League of Dallas, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and served on the University of Texas Parents Advisory Board.
Dr. Franklin is proud to be a sixth generation Texan, and her children are seventh generation Texans. She was responsible for obtaining a Texas Historical marker for her 1874 childhood home and is the proud mother of a son who graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and received an MBA from SMU and works in Commercial Real Estate for Metropolitan Life Real Estate Holdings and a daughter, who graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and received a MBA from SMU and is employed by Amazon as a Senior Product Marketing Manager of Consumer Robotics.
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