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Fundamentals of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy for the SLP

Presented by Ann Blau, MS, CCC-SLP

Fundamentals of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy for the SLP


event January 17, 2024 EST
access_time 5:00 pm–8:15 pm EST
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Fundamentals of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy for the SLP


There has been a great deal of interest in orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) of late, driven to a large degree by an increased awareness of the importance of the airway, mouth, and tongue in our overall health. Once questioned as evidence-based practice, there is currently a growing body of literature
to support the efficacy of OMT. As such, it is now more widely recognized and accepted as a therapeutic intervention that is integral to multidisciplinary treatment of orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs). As SLPs with training in the anatomy and physiology of breathing, speaking, chewing, swallowing, and orofacial development, we are well positioned to be experts in the provision of OMT. In fact, we are currently being sought out as a profession by medical, dental, and allied health specialties to provide this therapeutic modality as part of a multidisciplinary approach to individualized care. In this webinar, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) will develop an understanding of OMT and its effectiveness as a treatment modality to manage individuals with orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) on their caseloads and in clinical practice settings.


Ann Blau, MS, CCC-SLP

Ann Blau, MS, CCC-SLP, CMT ® is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified Myofunctional Therapist. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences from Hunter College of the City University of New York, and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence…

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Financial: Ann Blau is a course developer for Summit Professional Education, Airway Circle LLC, and The Myo Membership ®. She receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Elizabeth Lane is a board member and voluntary Editor-In-Chief of Airway Circle LLC. Elizabeth Lane has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.



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Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the terminology, anatomy, and physiology pertaining to OMT
  2. Explore the historic origins of OMT to understand how the discipline of speech-language pathology became involved
  3. List the signs and symptoms of an OMD to improve recognition of salient features of an OMD across the lifespan
  4. Learn about comorbidities, effects of OMDs on speech and swallowing, and the etiologies and consequences of untreated OMDs
  5. Identify red flags for OMD dysfunction in the context of assessing posture, speech, voice, feeding, chewing, swallowing, and oral habits
  6. Delineate treatment concepts, goals, objectives, and hierarchy of OMT
  7. Examine current research in support of the effectiveness of OMT as applied to various medical conditions
  8. Review sample case studies to illustrate positive outcomes in response to OMT
  9. Summarize key takeaway points from the webinar


All times in EST.

5:00 PM–5:15 PM
Chapter 1: Terminology, Anatomy, and Physiology of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT)
5:15 PM–5:25 PM
Chapter 2: History of OMT
5:25 PM–5:40 PM
Chapter 3: Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs): Signs and Symptoms
5:40 PM–6:10 PM
Chapter 4: Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs): Comorbidities, Etiologies, and Review of Pertinent Literature
6:10 PM–6:30 PM
Chapter 5: Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders: Assessment Framework
6:30 PM–6:40 PM
6:40 PM–7:10 PM
Chapter 6:Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy: Treatment Goals and Hierarchy
7:10 PM–7:25 PM
Chapter 7: Benefits of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
7:25 PM–7:35 PM
Chapter 8: Case Studies
7:35 PM–7:40 PM
Chapter 9: Wrapping It All Up
7:40 PM–7:45 PM
7:45 PM–8:15 PM
Question and Answer Session

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