Conclusions: The variety of motivational approaches available to the orofacial myologist and speech pathologist is multifaceted. Motivational concepts are modified by clinical experiences and the continuing education that follows initial formal education. Since motivation is a constantly changing phenomenon, the approaches to motivation must also undergo change or risk stagnation and lose effectiveness. It is my hope that the concepts presented in this article will help the clinician develop and maintain the high level of patient motivation needed to effect and maintain successful behavior change.
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