Teaching Nasal Breathing For Increasing Quality of Life

Teaching Nasal Breathing For Increasing Quality of Life


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Course Description

Professionals in the areas of speech, feeding, myofunctional, occupational, and physical therapy are beginning to understand the importance of nasal breathing for overall quality of life and health. TalkTools Instructor, Monica Purdy, will be discussing the importance of nasal breathing compared to oral breathing. This course will focus on the positive impacts nasal breathing has on many body functions and structures. Monica will discuss where to begin and techniques used in teaching nasal breathing. Case studies and videos will be presented to give participants practical applications to help their clients.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the components of proper nasal breathing.
  • Describe 3 breathing techniques.
  • Apply 2 nasal breathing techniques in a therapy setting.
  • Develop a breathing program as part of an integrated therapy 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.

(pending AOTA approval)


Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP, COM® Instructor Bio and Financial Disclosure

Timed Agenda

  • 25 minutes - Why is nasal breathing so important?
  • 25 minutes - Why is mouth breathing so detrimental?
  • 25 minutes - Outline of Breathing Techniques
  • 25 minutes - Breathing Techniques Demonstration
  • 20 minutes - Case Studies
Learning Options
  • Online ONLY for 1 learner -- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE (downloadable workbook)
    • Group Rate for 5 learners
      • ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE for 5 learners
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