Treating OMDs: Beyond the Symptoms
Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center
10180 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR, US
Co-Hosted by Kaiser PermanenteA 2-Day Orofacial Myofunctional Workshop for the experienced medical professional. Seating is limited so register early.
Audience: Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), Orofacial myofunctional therapists (OMTs), Occupational therapists, Dental hygienists, Dentists, Orthodontists, Nurses, Lactation consultants, Pediatricians, Chiropractors, Physical therapists, Osteopaths, and other appropriate oral health therapists.
Course Description:It is often not until a patient fails at making a behavioral change that we look closer at disordered muscle function and structure. Orofacial myofunctional therapy is the bridge between structure and function and it can be the missing link that helps bring patients successfully through therapy.This 2-day workshop is an advanced survey course, in orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) for the experienced medical professional whose scope of practice intersects in the orofacial complex. Differential diagnosis and feeding, swallowing, and communication techniques will be featured throughout the workshop that can be incorporated into therapy immediately. Attend the workshop and apply the most recent knowledge in the fields of speech pathology, dentistry, neurology, otolaryngology, and sleep medicine as it applies to OMDs. Learn how breathing and oral resting postures impact feeding and articulation therapy. Learn how to plan therapy around structural development.Linda D'Onofrio is a certified speech-language pathologist specializing in oromyofunctional disorders, craniofacial disorders, structural and sensory-motor based speech disorders, feeding and swallowing disorders, voice and resonance disorders, social cognitive disorders, and developmental speech-language disorders. She presents and teaches on her areas of specialty.Course Objectives Day 1 Define orofacial myofunctional disorders, their etiology, and their many presentations. Understand the scope of practice of OMT and the many fields that intersect in the orofacial complex.
List the sequence of events that develop into OMDs and discuss the importance of prevention and early intervention. Learn how to screen for OMDs.
List the many populations of patients that are impacted by OMDs and the different medical professionals involved in patient care.
Measure oral structures and rate oromyofunction through newly available protocols.
Review goals and objectives of OMT therapy and how to assess and use OMT treatment programs, concepts, and tools.
Review and discuss pediatric and adult case studies.
Discuss the concept of neuroplasticity and neuromuscular reeducation.
Examine how breathing impacts OMDs and how breathing therapy is incorporated into OMT.
Course Objectives Day 2 Examine how OMDs impact people across the lifespan and how the simple act of mouth breathing can set the stage for life threatening illnesses.
Incorporate OMD differential diagnosis criteria into your intake and evaluation process. Review the current protocols for evaluation.
Learn how to prioritize treatment and coordinate care in a multidisciplinary team.
Review the many malocclusions involved with OMDs and the many presentations of tongue thrust swallow.
Discuss the epigenetics of chewing and swallowing and how our faces have changed with modern diets. Learn how to use chewing to develop better oral function.
Examine the many presentations of ankyloglossia and how restricted lingual and labial frenula impact oral development, feeding, swallowing, and articulation.
Review the recent research and international developments in the field of OMT. Learn how to connect nationally and internationally with professionals studying, teaching, and practicing OMT.
Day One Agenda:7:30-8:00 Registration8:00-8:30 Introduction, Disclosures & Objectives8:30-9:30 Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders – Definition & Knowledge Base 9:30-9:45 Break9:45-10:45 Etiology, OMT Goals, Scope of Practice, Prevention of OMDs & Early Intervention 10:45-11:30 Populations impacted by OMDs & the medical professionals that treat them11:30-12:30 Lunch12:30-2:30 Oromyofunctional Therapy – Multidisciplinary treatment, OMT programs, objectives & techniques2:30-2:45 Break2:45-3:45 Neuroplasticity & the Cognitive Aspects of OMT3:45-4:30 The Role of Respiration & Breathing Re-education in OMT, Sleep Disordered Breathing4:30-5:00 Pediatric Case Study – Airway ObstructionDay Two Agenda8:00-8:45 The Impact of OMDs across the Lifespan; The Consequences of Mouth breathing8:45-9:30 Patient Intake & OMF Protocols9:30-9:45 Break9:45-11:30 Evaluation & Reporting, Pediatric & Adult Case Studies11:30-12:30 Lunch12:30-1:15 Treatment Planning1:15-2:00 Resting Posture, Malocclusions & the many Presentations of Tongue Thrust Swallow2:00-2:30 Epigenetics of Chewing & Swallowing; Normal & Abnormal Chewing; How our Food impacts Oral Development2:30-3:00 Other Considerations: Forward Head Posture, Facial Pain, Parafunctional Habits3:00-3:15 Break3:15-4:20 The Impact of Restricted Oral Frenula on Oral Structures, Function, Feeding, and Articulation 4:20-5:00 Recent Research Overview & International Developments in OMT, Upcoming EventsDisclosure Statement:I am a practicing clinician in private practice. I am a paid lecturer and I am receiving compensation for this presentation.
I am affiliated and an unpaid member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS), and the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA).
I have no other financial or non-financial disclosures to make.
CEU Administration:This course is offered for 1.5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).There is a $5 processing fee for the Oregon Speech-Language Hearing Association to report your CEUs to ASHA. This $5 fee is charged by the Oregon Speech-Language Hearing Association, not by ASHA.
Other Fees: Credit card registration requires a 2% processing fee and a 3% credit card fee. You are welcome to pay with cash or check at the door. Seating is limited and space is not guaranteed.
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