Webinar | The Myths Mysteries and Misunderstandings of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy | February 19 2021 | 3:30PM-5:30PM Eastern Time

Webinar | The Myths Mysteries and Misunderstandings of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy | February 19 2021 | 3:30PM-5:30PM Eastern Time

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Date: Friday February 19, 2021

Location: Webinar (03:30PM-05:30PM Eastern Time)

Presenter: Mary Billings, M.S.,CCC,COM® and Robyn Merkel-Walsh, M.A., CCC-SLP, COM ®

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Course Description

The diagnosis and treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) have peeked the clinical interest of varied healthcare professionals and as well as the general public. This sudden interest has given rise to an onslaught of promotional programs, materials, methodologies and service delivery models that often result in a variety of preconceptions and misperceptions.

Robyn and Mary, with over 50 years of combined experience, are considered subject matter experts in the assessment and treatment of OMDs with a long history of advocacy, ethics and evidence-based practices in the field. Their leadership roles through the Oral Motor Institute (president and director) and the International Association of Orofacial Myology (past president, Mentoring Chair, and committee members) have enabled them to  establish and advocate for the  use of highest ethical and clinical standards when working with clients with oral motor and /or myofunctional disorders.

In this presentation, Mary and Robyn will discuss the myths, mysteries and misunderstandings emerging in orofacial myology and help clarify the misconceptions that often lead to a decline in patient care. Together they will help resolve some of the common issues faced by clinicians working in this multidisciplinary field, as well as  delineate  and encourage the use of proper training protocols to maximize both clinical skills and practice management under current guidelines.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will be able to define 3 features of an orofacial myofunctional disorder.
  2. Participants will be able to state the appropriate age to start an orofacial myofunctional program.
  3. Participants will be able to list what professionals have orofacial myology in their scopes of practice.
  4. Participants will be able to access past and present research in orofacial myology.


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.

Webinar Details

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Schedule (03:30PM - 05:30PM Eastern)

  •  5  minutes   Intros / why this webinar was created

  • 10 minutes   Defining Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders 

  • 25 minutes   Myths in orofacial myology

  • 25 minutes   Mysteries in orofacial myology

  • 25 minutes   Misconceptions in orofacial myology 

  • 20 minutes   Evidenced Based Practices and training

  • 10 minutes   Q and A

Instructor

Mary Billings Ms, CCC-SLP/COM® Instructor Bio and Financial Disclosure

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

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