Meet Sandra Coulson


Sandra Coulson is an innovator, a leader, an entrepreneur, an International speaker and a compassionate therapist. Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, raised by a single mother, her career has been remarkable. She is included in the Hall of Fame at Palmer High School, recognized by the Alumni Association as an outstanding alumnus.

After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with degrees in Speech Therapy and Education, and a Masters’ Degree in Health Sciences, she ventured to Washington State where she was an itinerant speech therapist, then therapy director for a Special Education wing of Tacoma Public Schools. When she returned to Colorado she worked for Home Health Services as a therapist serving a population of victims of stroke and, with her education degree, she became a substitute teacher during which time she developed her private practice in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.

Sandra has been in private practice in Denver, Colorado, since 1969. Her practice, Coulson and Associates, specializes in therapy for orofacial muscle dysfunction, tongue thrust, thumb and finger habits, tongue placement for specific speech/articulation disorders and snoring. She started The Coulson Institute of Orofacial Myology in 2003 in Denver and now teaches and lectures internationally.

Sandra has been interviewed on 9 News, channel 2 News, 7 News and various radio programs in the Denver, Colorado metro area as well as on Vimeo, YouTube and on Cross Link Radio.

Known as the “Thumb Whisperer”, she has a 99.7% ‘cure’ rate in one day. She has worked with thousands of patients locally and
internationally and is now seeing ‘second generation’ patients. She has also trained many therapists who are practicing in the US and abroad.

Sandra is a past President of the International Association of Orofacial Myology, past Co-Chair of “CHAPS”, a holistic practitioner association in Denver, and many other professional associations including the Down syndrome Association and the Post- Polio Association. She is also on the Advisory Board of Heritage College.

Sandra volunteers and performs as a tap dancer with groups in Denver who entertain at retirement centers and nursing homes. She was a contestant in the 2010 MS Senior Colorado Pageant.