About The Practice
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The Myofunctional Clinic of Bellevue has been in existence for over 50 years and was founded by Joseph Zimmerman, MEd, COM®. Nancy Magar, MA, CCC-SLP, COM® acquired the practice in 2003 and has continued to specialize in the evaluation and treatment of orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs). Nancy has worked with adults with swallowing and neurological communication disorders in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, and home health care. She has also worked with the birth to 3 population in a hospital outpatient clinic specializing in oral motor, swallowing/feeding disorders, and speech and language development.
Nancy Magar, MA, CCC-SLP, COM® is a native of the Puget Sound area and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington. In 1992, Nancy graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Western Washington University. Nancy is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist through the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
Nancy is also a Board Certified Orofacial Myologist through the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). She is one of a few select individuals in the entire state of Washington who is both a Certified Orofacial Myologist and Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She has served on the Board of Directors for the IAOM for five terms for a total of ten years. She has been on numerous committees within the IAOM. She has been an active member of the IAOM Board of Examiners since 2012 and is part of the certification process in earning the prestigious IAOM Certification in Orofacial Myology.
Nancy has attended multiple educational courses since 1992 in the areas of oral motor, feeding, orofacial myology, tongue tie and motor speech disorders. Since 2018 she has acquired special training in tethered oral tissues by Autumn Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM; Functional Approach to Sleep and Breathing + Frenuloplasty Course through the Breathe Institute; Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention; and TalkTools® Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach.
Nancy is a member of the following nationally recognized organizations: International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM), American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), Washington Speech Language and Hearing Association (WSLHA), International Consortium of Allied Tongue Tie Professionals (ICAP) and American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA).
Nancy has been married to her husband for over 30 years and raised two children who both live out of state. Nancy enjoys traveling and attending sporting events with her husband.