As part of the oral anatomy, the jaw, tongue and lips are parts of an interconnected whole and are dependent on each other for correct movement and resting postures of the mouth. But what if there are issues with jaw position? How does this impact lip and tongue placement and function? TalkTools Instructor, Heather Vukelich, will be looking at the anatomy of the jaw, particularly atypical jaw placement and stability and will provide positive, dynamic and readily applicable techniques to develop proper jaw positioning and function for improved speech and feeding skills.
- Participants will be able to identify jaw structures as part of the oral anatomy.
- Participants will be able to understand jaw dissociation and grading.
- Participants will be able to assess atypical jaw positions and movements.
- Participants will be able to apply 2 techniques to improve jaw grading and dissociation.
- Participants will be able to develop a jaw activity plan.
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 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Professional Area)(see TalkTools ASHA CEU Policy and Process for more information)
TalkTools®️ is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 4782. This self-study course qualifies for 2 self-study contact hours or 0.2 CEUs in the Category of Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.
Schedule (1PM - 3PM Eastern)
- 25 minutes Jaw Structures
- 30 minutes Understand Jaw Dissociation and Grading
- 25 minutes Applied Techniques for Improved Jaw Position and Movement
- 25 minutes Jaw Activity Plan
- 15 minutes Wrap-up/Q&A