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.
28 contact hours
$2,650 (inc. GST)
Perth, Friday 13th - Monday 16th November, 2020
- 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
- Day 2
- Airways and importance – Interdisciplinary Approach
- 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)
- Trouble Shooting
- Case Studies – Workshop
- Building Your Practice & Networking
- Review / Q & A
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.