Get to Know Me
and My Approach
A B O U T M E
Anna Gross, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC
Certified Lactation Counselor
As a licensed speech-language pathologist certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and Certified Lactation Counselor by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (ALPP), Anna offers evaluations and treatment for infant and toddler oral motor and feeding difficulties and disorders, as well as children and adults with orofacial myofunctional disorders.
Anna became passionate about working with babies and children after her own 2 daughters were born with their own unique feeding difficulties. After being told "it's fine" or "she will grow out of it" by friends, family, and professionals, Anna pursued further learning to help parents like her who are looking for answers.
In addition to private practice, Anna is pursuing her clinical doctorate at Northwestern University. She also enjoys lecturing on oral motor, feeding and myofunctional disorders, and is a faculty member at The Breathe Institute where she teaches their 'Myomasterminds' and 'Oral Habits' courses, and is a guest lecturer at the 'Myo Workshop', 'Breathe', and 'Breathe Baby' courses.
Anna is also a member of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS), the International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP), and the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA).
M Y A P P R O A C H
Health, Development, Wellbeing
Anna believes in comprehensive, evidence based and interdisciplinary care, which is why she collaborates with some of Los Angeles' leading physicians and practitioners specializing in oral, dental, and airway health and development, lactation, nutrition, digestion, and gross motor development.
Coursework that shapes Anna's practice includes but not limited to:
- Healthy Children Project, Lactation Coursework
- A Sensory Motor Approach to Feeding (Overland)
- Treatments for Feeding, Speech & Mouth Functions in Pediatrics (Bahr)
- Feed the Peds (Bulkin)
- The Breathe Course (Zaghi)
- Breathe Baby (Pinto)
- Intro to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT)
- Pediatric Feeding Disorders and Anxiety (Potock)
- Tummy Time Method™ (Emanuel)
- Bodywork for Babies (Brim)
- Prompts for Restructuring Oral Musculature Targets (PROMPT)