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Myofunctional Therapy Training & Certification for SLPs
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About Our Course Offerings
about the course
This Live Three Day or 12.5 Hour Online Course is designed to teach the identification, assessment and diagnosis of myofunctional disorders and implementation of myofunctional therapy using evidencebased practice. Participants will be instructed in treatment strategies appropriate for clients with orofacial myofunctional disorders. Finally, the importance of collaboration with other professionals will be described, as well as instruction relevant to building an interdisciplinary team.

Content Disclosures
This course with exclusively promotes the Simon Says OMT Programs: Tongue Tips, Tiny Tongue Tips, and Thumbs Up! 
Learner Outcomes
  • Define orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) and discuss their effect on growth and development 
  • ​​Describe the anatomy and physiology of the orofacial musculature
  • ​Explain the impact of oral facial myofunctional disorders on articulation and speech sound acquisition 
  • ​Identify appropriate assessment tools and develop an appropriate individualized treatment plan 
  • ​List and describe practical treatment strategies and oral-motor/myofunctional interventions
  • ​Identify members of an interdisciplinary myofunctional team and describe their role in implentation of a treatment program
  • ​​Implement Tongue Tips: An Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Program into their caseload
  • ​Implement Tiny Tongue Tips: An Early Intervention Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Program into their caseload
  • ​​Implement Thumbs Up!: A 30 Day Oral Habit Elimination Program into their caseload
Accreditation
This course is offered for 1.25 ASHA CEUs.   (Introductory Level, Professional Area)
Live Course Agenda

Day One

8:30-9:00am: Meet & Greet
9:00-10:30am: Identifying Myofunctional Disorders
10:30-12:00pm: Introduction to Myofunctional Therapy
12:00-1:00pm: Guest Orthodontist Presentation
1:00-2:00pm: Lunch with Guest Orthodontist
2:00-2:30pm: History & Anatomy 
2:30-5:00pm: Assessment

Day Two

8:30-9:00am: Introduction to Tongue Tips
9:00-12:00pm: Tongue Tips
12:00-1:30pm: Guest Orthodontist Presentation with Lunch 
1:30-3:00pm: Tongue Tips
3:00-5:00pm: Guest Patient for Evaluation with Attendees

Day Three

 8:30-9:00am: Recap 
9:00-11:15am: Thumbs Up! Program
11:15-12:00pm: Thumbs Up! Sample First Session
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-4:00pm Tiny Tongue Tips
4:00-5:00pm Graduation
Online Course Breakdown

Module One: Introduction to OMT & Assessment

Introduction to Course (15 minutes)
What are Myofunctional Disorders? (51 minutes)
What is Myofunctional Therapy? (49 minutes)
History of Myofunctional Therapy (12 minutes)
Myofunctional Therapy is Evidence Based Practice (8 minutes)
Anatomy & Physiology (45 minutes)
Orthodontia & Myofunctional Therapy (22 minutes)
Assessment (62 minutes)
Case Studies (16 minutes)

Module Two: Tongue Tips: An OMT Program

Introduction & Session One (39 minutes)
Session Two & Three (29 minutes)
Session Four & Five (24 minutes)
Session Six & Seven (32 minutes)
Session 8 & 9 (24 minutes)
Session 10, 11, & 12 (12 minutes)

Module Three: Tiny Tongue Tips: An Early Intervention OMT Program

Evaluation (15 minutes)
Warm Up Time (26 minutes)
Mouth Time (43 minutes)
Breathing Time (16 minutes)
Talking Time (17 minutes)
Sip & Snack Time (25 minutes)
Tiny Tongue Tips FAQ (73 minutes)

Module Four: Thumbs Up!

Thumbs Up! (55 minutes)
Thumbs Up! Sample Session (49 minutes)
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