OPT: Clinical Implications for Tongue Thrust and Lisps [Indianapolis, IN][June 1, 2019] - event Talk-Tools

OPT: Clinical Implications for Tongue Thrust and Lisps [Indianapolis, IN][June 1, 2019]

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Date: June 1, 2019

Location: Indianapolis, IN (08:30AM-04:00PM)

Presenter: Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP

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Course Description

Robyn’s SMILE Program (SysteMatic Intervention for Lingual Elevation) is an effective way to help children remediate articulation errors including persistent lisps, interdentalized productions of t-d-l-n, and distortions of sh-ch-r. The program targets the root of the speech problem which is often a tongue thrust disorder. Robyn discovered in a school-based setting that by combining oral placement, swallowing and articulation therapies progress rates improved. This one-day seminar addresses children ages 3 and up, who present with persistent articulation errors secondary to a Tongue Thrust Disorder.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to diagnose myofunctional disorders based on oral placement skills/swallowing skills/articulation skills.
  • Participants will be able to list defining characteristics of a myofunctional disorder.
  • Participants will be able to determine if oral-motor prerequisite skills are intact in order to initiate myofunctional therapy techniques (Jaw-structure-tone).
  • Participants will be able to measure treatment outcomes throughout the therapeutic process.
  • Participants will be able to combine oral placement, swallowing and articulation therapy techniques for those children who present myofunctional disorders.
  • Participants will be able to implement at least ten exercises for a tongue thrust program.

Instructor Bio

Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP has specialized for over 24 years in OPT, myofunctional disorders and feeding disorders. more

Workshop Details

This program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).  AOTA CEUs: 0.6  (see TalkTools ASHA CEU Policy and Process for more information)

Registration Fees
    • $150 Early Bird Rate - through 04/01/19
    • $190 Standard Rate - 04/02/19 to 05/17/19
    • $200 Late Registration - 05/18/19 to day of
      • Registration includes: 0.6 ASHA/AOTA approved CEUs, course supplies, workbook, and certificate of completion.
Host Organization

Kids Abilities Pediatric Therapy

Venue

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Indianapolis
10 East Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
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