4-Day Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Introductory Course

Sydney (In-Person or Online), Friday 6th - Monday 9th November, 2020

Course Overview

This introductory course is essential learning for people who work, or would like to work, with children, adolescents and adults in the field of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.

Held over four days, this course provides a comprehensive grounding in the core principles and skills of Orofacial Myology.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to identify myofunctional disorders and airways issues, diagnose tongue ties, treat thumbsucking, improve orthodontic outcomes and treat pain and range of motion issues with TMD patients.

Continuing and ongoing professional support is available to participants after completion of every Academy course.

Contact Hours

28 contact hours

Course Cost

$2,650 (inc. GST)

Date

Friday 6th - Monday 9th November, 2020

Venue

Rydges World Square, George Street, Surry Hills NSW

Online attendance also available. Select your preferred attendance option during registration.

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Course Outline

Day 1
Introduction, definitions, scope of practice
Influences on Orofacial Development
Information to Assist in the Growth & Development of Babies in Their First Two Years of Life
Cause and Effect of an Incorrect Swallow Pattern
Importance of Tongue Position, Lip Seal and Tone
Workshop

Day 2
Airways and importance – Interdisciplinary Approach
Frenums
Intra oral examination
Extra oral examination
Speech / Implications – Speech Pathologist
Measurements and Intra / Extra oral examination workshop

Day 3
The Sucking Correction Program / Assessment / Treatment – (thumb sucking)
Fingernail biting, dummy sucking
Orthodontic Considerations
The Adult Patient / Therapy Techniques / Facial Tone / TMD
Lesson Plans /Lip Seal / Tongue Position / Posture / Nasal breathing lessons – (lesson plans – recap objectives: lip seal, tongue, posture, nasal breathing etc)

Day 4
Improving Tongue Tone and Function / Establishing the Correct Swallow (workshop)
Correct Food / Liquid Techniques / Tone and Function of Support Muscle System / Improving Lip Tone (lessons 4 – 8 / additional lessons workshop)
Photography
Trouble Shooting
Case Studies – Workshop
Building Your Practice & Networking
Review / Q & A

Cancellation Policy

The Australian Academy of Orofacial Myology reserves the right to cancel any course or portion thereof if needed. If we have to do this, you will be contacted and we will organise a refund of part or all of your registration fee. Should you need to cancel your course registration, please just notify us in writing by sending us an email.

Unfortunately due to the significant costs incurred when planning these courses, the following cancellation fees apply per attendee as below, and will be deducted from any refund due:

  • Cancellations outside 14 days will incur a $300 cancellation fee.
  • Within 14 days of course date: 50% of course fee.
  • Within 96 hours of course start time: 100% of course fee.

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