VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | MyoTools 101: The Foundations of Orofacial Myology [February 12 2023]
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | MyoTools 101: The Foundations of Orofacial Myology [February 12 2023]

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | MyoTools 101: The Foundations of Orofacial Myology [February 12 2023]

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TalkTools® virtual streaming workshops and webinars are recorded. Recorded presentations are available for 2 days after the dates posted and accessible only to learners who purchased a seat for this course.

Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023

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

Location: ZOOM

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

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LEVELS TRAINING PROGRAM: LEVEL 2 COURSE ELECTIVE


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® resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.

TalkTools®️ is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 5489. 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.

    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.


      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

      TalkTools® virtual streaming workshops and webinars are recorded. Recorded presentations are available for 2 days after the dates posted and accessible only to learners who purchased a seat for this course.

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