Autumn Henning
M.S., CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC
The Pre-release Paradigm: Interventions and Considerations to Achieve Therapeutic Readiness Prior to a TOTs Release Procedure



disclosures
Financial: Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC is the owner of Chrysalis Orofacial and receives a salary, speaking fees, and royalties for presenting continuing education courses and rendering client and consulting services. She is receiving an honorarium for this presentation through Simon Says.

Nonfinancial: Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM®, IBCLC is currently appointed and in good standing as an Assistant Professor within the voluntary faculty series in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences. She is an Advisory Board Member for the International Consortium for Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP) and has personal experience with tethered oral tissues.
about the presentation
It is more commonly known that therapy following a TOTs release procedure is indicated. The reality is that therapy prior to the TOTs release procedure should be implemented. This presentation will discuss therapeutic interventions and considerations to achieve and determine therapeutic readiness in preparation for a TOTs release procedure. These important interventions and considerations has lead to more positive patient outcomes in my practice and experience.

Content Disclosure: Autumn discusses her E3 Model of Care in her TOTs program provided by her practice, Chysalis Feeding.

LEarner outcomes
  • ​ List at least three reasons/goals/benefits of why therapy is important prior to a TOTs release procedure
  • List at least three interventions that may be utilized prior to a TOTs release procedure
  • ​List at least three factors of consideration prior to a TOTs release procedure
  • ​List at least three markers in determining therapeutic readiness prior to a TOTs release procedure
meet the presenterS
Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM®, IBCLC is a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She is a Certified Orofacial Myologist® through the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders. Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM®, IBCLC is currently appointed and in good standing as an Assistant Professor within the voluntary faculty series in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences. She was a Founding Board Member for the International Consortium for Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP). Autumn is a member of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA).

Autumn has completed specialty continuing education including Beckman Oral Motor, Vital Stim, TummyTime! Method, Understanding the Orofacial Complex, and Foundations in Myofascial Release for Neck, Voice, and Swallowing. She has experience working in the school system, early intervention, an ABA center and outpatient clinics including a nationally award-winning intensive feeding program. Autumn specializes in orofacial function and development throughout the lifespan. She works with infants to adults.

Autumn has been invited to speak for many prestigious conferences and organizations. Providing excellent research, engaging graphics, case studies, and therapeutic techniques for implementation attracts conference attendees, making for a successful conference. A few of the organizations' conferences she has presented for include The International Association for Orofacial Myology (IAOM) Annual Convention, Feeding Matters International Pediatric Feeding Disorders Annual Conference, The American Laser Study Club Annual Symposium, and The International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP) Inaugural Conference. Autumn also has experience presenting webinars. She has presented as part of GOLD Learning's First Tongue Tie Symposium and Innara Health's First Webinar Online University.
She has written professional articles and been featured on podcasts.
She also has trained thousands of professionals from varying fields internationally in her E3 Model of Care and flagship course TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training.  

Time ordered agenda
5 minutes: Introduction
10 minutes: Definition and Rationale for Prelease Paradigm 
15 minutes: Considerations Prior to a TOTs Release Procedure 
15 minutes: Definition and Markers of Therapeutic Readiness
10 minutes: Example Interventions to Achieve Therapeutic Readiness
5 minutes: Conclusion 
Accreditation
This course is offered for .10 ASHA CEUs. (Introductory Level, Professional Area)
disclosures
Financial: Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC is the owner of Chrysalis Orofacial and receives a salary, speaking fees, and royalties for presenting continuing education courses and rendering client and consulting services. She is receiving an honorarium for this presentation through Simon Says.

Nonfinancial: Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM®, IBCLC is currently appointed and in good standing as an Assistant Professor within the voluntary faculty series in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences. She is an Advisory Board Member for the International Consortium for Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP) and has personal experience with tethered oral tissues.