4-Day Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Introductory Course

On-Line + In-Person (Melbourne): Friday 6th - Sunday 8th August, 2021

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.

This course provides a comprehensive grounding in the core principles and skills of Orofacial Myology.

The first segement of this course will be pre-recorded and made available online in advance of the in-person segments to be held over 3 days from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th August, 2021.

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)


Friday 6th - Sunday 8th August, 2021 (First segment will will be pre-recorded and made available online in advance of the in-person segments)


Day 1 - Online, in advance of In-Person segments, then 3 days at Stamford Hotel, 111 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC

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Course Outline

Day 1 (On-Line)
Introduction, definitions, scope of practice
Influences on Orofacial Development
Cause and Effect of an Incorrect Swallow Pattern
Frenums (labial and lingual), definitions, current research, treatments, protocols & assessments

Day 2 (In-Person)
Airways – Interdisciplinary Approach
Frenums - Assessment Criteria
Frenums - Workshop
Intra and extra oral examination
Demonstration - Spots and Lip Meters
Anatomy - Face Painting

Day 3 (In-Person)
Photography and Records (assessment and measurement forms)
Photography, measurements and Intra / Extra oral examination workshop
The Sucking Correction Program / Assessment / Treatment – (thumb sucking)
Lesson Plans /Lip Seal / Tongue Position / Posture / Nasal breathing lessons – (lesson plans – 1 to 4)
The Adult Patient / Therapy Techniques / Facial Tone / TMD
Information to Assist in the Growth & Development of Babies in Their First Two Years of Life

Day 4 (In-Person)
Orthodontic Considerations
Case Studies – Workshop
Improving Tongue Tone and Function / Establishing the Correct Swallow (Workshop, Lesson Plans 5 - 8 / Maintenance)
How to Design a Program
Additional Exercises
Additional Case Study
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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