VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | MYOTools 101 + MYOTools 102 [November 11-12 2022]
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | MYOTools 101 + MYOTools 102 [November 11-12 2022]
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | MYOTools 101 + MYOTools 102 [November 11-12 2022]

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | MYOTools 101 + MYOTools 102 [November 11-12 2022]

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Date: Friday, November 11, 2022 - Saturday, November 12, 2022

(8:30AM - 4:00PM Eastern US/UTC-4)

Location: ZOOM

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

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REGISTRATION FEES

*Options Available*

Option 1: MYOTools 101: The Foundations of Orofacial Myology [November 11]

PRICE LIST:

$199 = Registration / With Practicum 3829

$199 = Registration Only / No Practicum

Option 2: MYOTools 102: Targeting the Four Myo-Domains of Airway, Structure, Feeding and Speech [November 12]

PRICE LIST:

$199 = Registration / With Practicum 3830

$199 = Registration Only / No Practicum

Combo Package: MYOTools 101: The Foundations of Orofacial Myology + MYOTools 102: Targeting the Four Myo-Domains of Airway, Structure, Feeding and Speech [November 11-12 2022]

PRICE LIST:

$275 = Registration / With Day 1 Practicum 3829 & Day 2 Practicum 3830

$275 = Registration Only / No Practicum

  LEARN MORE ABOUT PRACTICUM HERE.

MYOTools 101: The Foundations of Orofacial Myology

Course Description

Historically myofunctional therapy was seemingly a mysterious technique that only a few progressive professionals were proficient in. In fact, it was often questioned as an evidence-based practice and those practicing were few and far between. TalkTools® Instructor Robyn Merkel-Walsh was one of those innovative professionals who was teaching the main concepts of orofacial myofunctional disorders, and the perspective on using this approach to treating speech sound disorders in children since 1998. Over the past 26 + years,  Robyn has merged her expertise in oral sensory-motor, feeding, and oral placement therapies with orofacial myology to create this  MYOTools course in n effort  enhance the clinical outcomes of many new patients beyond her own.

MYOTools will help clinicians who are new to orofacial myology explore an opportunity to look at their caseloads with a new lens. It will open the door to understanding the nexus of form and function and why this interaction is the foundation for improved airway health, sleep, oral resting posture,  feeding, and speech. With the MYOscreener and MYOstructure tools for assessment,  the prevention and identification of orofacial myofunctional disorders will be addressed.  The importance of interdisciplinary practice and a  referral base for the MYOteam will be encouraged. Then with MYOTools for intervention,  course attendees will be able to embark in their journey in orofacial myology. Course attendees can complete this course and decide to have the MYOTools they need to make proper referrals or be ready to move on to more advanced training if so desired.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to describe 3 structural anomalies associated with orofacial myofunctional disorders.
  • Participants will be able to list 3 functional symptoms of an orofacial myofunctional disorder.
  • Participants will be able to list two ways in which a restricted airway can interfere with the orofacial complex.

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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.

(pending AOTA approval)

MYOTools 102: Targeting the Four Myo-Domains of Airway, Structure, Feeding and Speech

Course Description

In MYOTools 101 the foundation for improved airway health, sleep, oral resting posture,  feeding, and speech was learned with the MYOScreener tools for assessment, and beginners were trained to start recognizing orofacial myofunctional students and patients on their own caseloads.

In MYOTools 102, we will take a deeper dive into the form function balance and participants will learn how to start incorporating strategies into therapeutic practice. With Robyn’s extensive background in feeding, oral placement, and orofacial myofunctional therapy, she has a unique approach to targeting the four MYO-Domains of Airway, Structure, Feeding, and Speech across the lifespan. Learn techniques that you can immediately use in your practice such as massage to support open nasal passageways,  scent training for nasal breathing, the Sensi Tool for oral placement targets,  mastication strategies, bolus collection, and more. Each domain will be supported by internal and external evidence.

NOTE: MYOTools 101 is not a requirement but is recommended. Therapists may take these courses in any order or as a compliment to other courses in orofacial myology. This course focuses on specific MYO techniques and is therefore recommended for speech-language pathologists and registered dental hygienists, unless outside the USA where other professionals practice OMT.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to describe 2 techniques for improving nasal breathing.
  • Participants will be able to implement 2 tactile cues to stimulate improved tongue tip elevation for speech and swallowing.
  • Participants will be able to cite at least two evidence-based studies that support the use of oral myofunctional therapy.

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    Instruction Level: Intermediate. The learning outcomes and objectives are relevant for inter-professional practice and education (IEP) programs; and can be applied across the client's lifespan in a variety of settings (schools, private practice, clinics/hospitals)

      NOTE: This course welcomes IBCLC, dentists, surgeons, ENTs, occupational therapists, and RDHs -- however, we caution that only licensed professionals with Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and/or feeding therapy within their scope of practice provide direct services.

      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.

      (pending AOTA approval)

       

      Instructors Bio

      Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP, COM®️ Instructor bio and financial disclosure

      It is highly recommended that participants review TalkTools Cancellation Policy.

      Workshop Details

      This workshop will occur live virtually via Zoom. It is required to attend live to receive credit. Therefore, this offering will not be recorded.

      *Choose the correct practicum during registration, add to your cart if you wish to receive it, and will be shipped to the address provided at checkout.

      LEARN MORE ABOUT PRACTICUM HERE.


      Schedule

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