WORKSHOP | Implications for Tongue Thrust & Lisps: An Orofacial Myofunctional Approach to Treatment (TOTs) [Virtual][December 5, 2020] [9AM-4PM EASTERN TIME]

WORKSHOP | Implications for Tongue Thrust & Lisps: An Orofacial Myofunctional Approach to Treatment (TOTs) [Virtual][December 5, 2020] [9AM-4PM EASTERN TIME]

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Date: December 5, 2020

Location: Online (9AM-4PM Eastern US Time)

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

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Course Description

The 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. The instructor 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

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

Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® OPT resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.

This program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs(Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

AOTA CEUs: 0.6 (seeTalkTools ASHA CEU Policy and Process for more information). This program is approved by IAOM for 0.6 CEUs.

Workshop Details

Venue

ONLINE

Timed Agenda

Registration Rates

$199 Rate 

  • Registration Includes: 0.6 ASHA/AOTA approved CEUs, course supplies, digital handout, and certificate of completion.

Instructor Bio

Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP, COM®️ Bio and Financial Disclosure 

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