Sandra R. Coulson, MS, ST, ED, COM
Sandra Coulson earned her BA Degree in Speech Therapy and Education in 1965 and her MS in Health Sciences in 2010 from the University of Northern Colorado. She served as Director of Special Education for the public school system in Tacoma, Washington (1966 -1970), as a speech therapist in the Denver Public Schools (1970-1975), as a consultant providing stroke therapy services also in Denver (1970-1973), and as Clinical Instructor at the Community College of Denver (1978-1980). She joined the International Association of Orofacial Myology where she became Certified in 1986. She is currently a Life Member of the IAOM after serving on their Board of Directors for nine years, on several of executive boards, and as their President from 2005 to 2007. She has been a Certified Instructor for the IAOM since 2011. She has been in private practice in Orofacial Myology for more than 45 years (1969 – present).
Sandra is a consultant for Craig Rehabilitation Center and the National Asthma Research Center in Denver. She has been a public speaker in the field of Orofacial Myology since 1995 and has served as an Advisory Board Member for Heritage College since 1997, often serving as their Commencement Speaker. Sandra is known for her philanthropy in the fields of Dentistry for Children, the Foundation Fighting Blindness, and the Courageous Faces Foundation.
Sandra founded the Coulson Institute of Orofacial Myology in 2003 for training therapists and has taught Internationally since 2008. She has authored many articles in her field and has won many professional honors including “Therapist of the Year” in 2010 from the National Association of Professional and Executive Women and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 from the International Functional Association (IFUNA). She currently provides consulting services for clients with Down syndrome, cleft palate, stroke, Bell’s palsy, dystonia, tongue thrust, open mouth resting and breathing, snoring and sleep apnea, and minor speech dysfunctions.