VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | MYOTools 102 [April 2 2023]
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | MYOTools 102 [April 2 2023]
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | MYOTools 102 [April 2 2023]

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | MYOTools 102 [April 2 2023]


Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023

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

Location: ZOOM

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

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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.


Timed Agenda

    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.

      TalkTools®️ is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 5501. This virtual course qualifies for 6 contact hours or 0.6 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.

      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.



      Timed Agenda