Orofacial Myology/Tongue Thrust: An Introduction With Assessment Applications

#e46

0.2 CEUs

$39.00


Compatibility
Course Type

Description

Orofacial Myology is known under several names: myofunctional therapy, oral myology, oral myofunctional therapy, and/or tongue-thrust. This online course presents a brief historical overview of the field of orofacial myology and its relationship to the field of speech-language pathology.

Participants will learn symptoms of oral myofunctional disorders and how these disorders relate to various speech disorders. Correct resting postures of the tongue, lips, and mandible are described. The deleterious effects of mouth-breathing are presented. The implications of muscle forces upon speech production, dentition, chewing/bolus collection, and swallowing are discussed. Also covered are the procedures involved in examining various orofacial structures and functions. Offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 contact hours.

The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

Course Format:

Text — including diagrams and picture references.

Course Objectives

  1. Recognize the symptoms of an oral myofunctional disorder.
  2. Explain the connection between various speech disorders and oral myofunctional disorders.
  3. Explain the connection between dental occlusion and oral myofunctional disorders.
  4. Describe the correct resting postures of tongue, lips, and mandible.
  5. Explain the importance of a correct nasal breathing pattern.
  6. Describe the procedures involved in examining various orofacial structures and functions.
  7. Feel comfortable with the basic dental terminology used to describe normal and abnormal occlusion.

Presenter & Disclosures

Sandra R. Holtzman, M.S., CCC-SLP, C.O.M., is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist who has specialized in orofacial myology for more than 30 years. She is a certified orofacial myologist and a member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). Sandra is presently serving on both the Board of Directors and the Board of Examiners of the IAOM.

Sandra has addressed SLPs, dental professionals, and other specialists across the United States on the connection between orofacial musculature and speech disorders, tongue-tie (ankyloglossia), thumb and digit sucking habits, mouth breathing, and other topics. In 2000, Sandra established Neo-Health Services, Inc., which provides continuing education workshops, therapy for orofacial myofunctional disorders and other speech-language disorders, and supplies oral myofunctional products. She is author of Orofacial Myology: From Basics to Habituation (aka the "Myo Manual").

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Sandra Holtzman is the author of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Sandra Holtzman is the author of the text "Orofacial Myology: From Basics to Habituation"; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Sandra Holtzman is the owner of Neo-Health Services, Inc; ownership interests.

Nonfinancial — Sandra Holtzman has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Florida: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #SPA-026.
  • New Jersey: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the New Jersey Department of Education. Provider #1654.

Frequently Asked Questions

Customer Support: Please phone 888.337.3866 or email info@northernspeech.com.

Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

More FAQ: Please click here.

What is an Online Course? Our Online Courses include text, audio, or video formats and are offered for ASHA CEUs. Unlike a webinar, which requires participants to be logged on and at a computer at specific times, our Online Courses are available to you at any time, from any computer, via your Northern Speech account. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Your course will conclude with a short post test. On successful completion of the post test (>80%) a printable certificate of completion is presented to you.

Receiving CEUs: Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for CEUs. Please note that successful completion of the online post test is required prior to the awarding of CEUs. Please contact your state licensing board for acceptance policies related to online CEUs.

Registering for an online course: You may browse all online courses by clicking the Continuing Education tab above, then Online Courses. Once you find a course, click Enroll Now, and you will be asked to either log into your existing Northern Speech account or create a new online account. Once you’ve entered your account information and provided your credit card payment, your course will be immediately available to you.

Accessing your purchased course or returning to a purchased course: You will be able to access your online course by logging into your Northern Speech account and then clicking the Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click View next to the course you’d like to start or to resume. From there, proceed through the course sections until you are ready to complete the post test. You do not have to complete your course all at once. You may log on and off as you wish.

Course completion timeframes: Nearly all our courses provide for unlimited time to complete your course. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Any access limitations will be clearly noted on the individual course description page.

Course content expiration: Nearly all our courses provide for continued access to course content and materials, even after completion of the post test. Any access limitations will be clearly noted on the individual course description page.

Testing requirements: Each online course concludes with a post test consisting of multiple choice or true & false questions. Scores of 80% or greater are required for successful course completion and awarding of CEUs. You may revisit course materials and retest as needed to achieve a passing score.

Certificate of completion: A certificate displaying participant name, date of course completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and the number of contact hours earned is presented to participants once a score of 80% or greater is earned on the post test. Please note that CEUs are awarded on the date of successful test completion, not the date of course enrollment. Please ensure that you successfully complete the post test prior to any licensure renewal dates.

ASHA CE Registry: Northern Speech will provide CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry for you. At the time of course enrollment if you select that you are taking the course for ASHA Credit and if you provide your ASHA Member Number, Northern Speech will automatically submit your hours to the CE Registry after you successfully complete the post test. Please allow 45-60 days from the date of course completion for your hours to appear on your CE transcript. Note that ASHA will record your CEUs as earned on the last day of the month in which you completed your course. For example, if you completed your course on Nov 7, the CE Registry will reflect course completion as Nov 30.

Number of CEUs offered: We offer courses from 1 to 21 contact hours. Each course will note the number of CEUs offered. Please note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = 1 CEE.

State licensing boards and online CEUs: NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.

Course formats: Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page.

Course handouts: Most of our non-text online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout.

Purchase orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

Group discounts: Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a 20% discount on each registration on most of our online courses. To receive this discount, registrations need to be processed together via the "Group Rates" tab on the Online Course of your choice.

Computer requirements: For our online courses to function best, we recommend that you update your computer to include the newest version of your Internet browser (Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc) and newest version of Flash Player. Also a high-speed Internet connection is recommended (cable or DSL). Speakers or headphones will be required for many of our courses as many contain audio components.

Course Cancellation Policy: A purchased online course can be exchanged, refunded, or transferred to another individual if contact is made with NSS (via phone or email) within 30 days of purchase and the course materials have not been viewed or downloaded. 

Contact Us |

Reviews

"I enjoyed the discussion on how to predict articulatory errors based on the position and movement of the tongue." – R.W. (Feb. 2017)

"The assessment applications were very useful. I liked the clear presentation of the material as well as the knowledge of the presenter." – B.C. (Jan. 2017)

"The pictures were great! I enjoyed the connection of muscles to function for speech/swallow. It was a great introduction to orofacial myology." – R.S. (Jan. 2017)

"This course just gave me a better idea of what I need to look at/for when targeting /l/, /s/, /z/ sounds, words, and words in phrases with my patients that demonstrate a tongue thrust or lisp." – C.H. (Dec. 2016)

"The evaluation and examination section were very helpful as it provided very specific testing information for each section of the evaluation. I also found the section on dental malocclusions to be very informative." – D.H. (Dec. 2016)

"I learned a lot about how to properly conduct an oral-motor evaluation. My oral motor evaluations will be more thorough and will provide me with more information about what needs to be corrected and whether or not I should refer to another provider." – M.M. (Dec. 2016)

"The review of anatomical structures that are 'normal' was most beneficial. However, I was hoping for a few treatment techniques." – A.C. (Nov. 2016)

"It was helpful to have a concise break down in what to look for in a great oral motor examination not just for indications for tongue thrust therapy. I liked the easy read and simple explanations about all aspects of the course." – N.U. (Oct. 2016)

"I appreciate the increased understanding of oral examination for individual with orofacial myology." – J.C. (Sept. 2016)

"The practical assessment methods that were discussed will be very beneficial for my oral motor evaluations. I appreciate that the presenter included some rationale for the various components of the assessment." – A.D. (Aug. 2016)

"Practical yet thorough review of terminology in initial part of session. I especially appreciated the review of occlusion, benefits of nose breathing." – S.H. (July 2016)

"I found the discussion on the importance of communicating well with dental health professionals really beneficial. Likely, a client has been referred to me by a dentist or orthodontist. It is important to be able to communicate in terms we both understand." – M.R. (July 2016)

"Easy to understand and comprehensive. I liked the connection between OMDs and speech disorders." – P.V.H. (July 2016)

"Going over normal placement and location of lips, tongue, etc. was really useful." – D.M. (July 2016)

"I appreciated the coverage on feeding and tongue placement assessment." – S.D. (July 2016)

"Provided a lot of information in a clear, concise manner. The discussion on how to evaluate for a myofunctional disorder was especially helpful." – K.H. (June 2016)

"I liked the walk through of an oral motor exam which relates to structures. Often, we seem to do OM Exams not really understanding why we are performing particular actions. I liked that I could do it at my own pace rather than watch a video." – A.S. (June 2016)

"The assessment of swallow to help determine orofacial myology was most beneficial." – L.A. (May 2016)

"I liked the coverage on how dentition is related to speech sound disorders." – J.H. (May 2016)

"It was thorough and made easy to understand." – L.J. (May 2016)

"Learning how to implement the knowledge into assessing a client was really informative." – C.G. (May 2016)

"The objective assessments for structures and functions were helpful." – A.T. (Apr. 2016)

"I appreciated the actual testing for a tongue thrust when swallowing and that all the information could be printed. Would have been nice to have some treatment ideas." – L.L. (Apr. 2016)

"I found all of it useful for my practice and would strongly recommend this course to SLP's interested in working with individuals with tongue thrust. It was very clear and organized." – J.G. (Apr. 2016)

"I first heard about orofacial myology from a dental assistant. This course was very informative and explained the terminology." – B.S. (Mar. 2016)

"I liked the specific guidelines on what to look for when analyzing a child - especially how to assess a child for the presence of a tongue thrust." – M.L. (Mar. 2016)

"The discussions on some of the common errors of the sounds /l/, /r/, and /s/ and the correct / incorrect tongue positions to produce these phonemes and what it indicates were really beneficial." – M.H. (Mar. 2016)

"I appreciated the information regarding structure of the mouth." – S.M. (Feb. 2016)

"It provided specific information on different types of oral facial abnormalities." – R.B. (Feb. 2016)

"I liked how it included the SLP's role in OMD and it gave a nice review of normal function of the speech mechanism, as well as the relationship of speech and dentition." – L.P. (Feb. 2016)

"It was a worthwhile review of orofacial myology in general. It was clear, concise and informative." – K.C. (Feb. 2016)

"It was a good review of things I had learned in graduate school but had not used in a while." – B.D. (Feb. 2016)

"Quick and easy refresher for me. Great intro to Orofacial Myology for graduate student intern." – L.B. (Feb. 2016)

"Very informative. The dental info was most helpful." – S.B. (Jan. 2016)

"I liked the review of anatomy and clinical indicators for specific sound production." – N.P. (Jan. 2016)

"Good review of anatomy & function Examination / evaluation oro facial myology." – T.D. (Jan. 2016)

"The discussion regarding knowing what to look for; for normal function was beneficial. I liked the definition page. However, I expected to learn how to correct/work on tongue thrust, techniques and tips." – S.P. (Jan. 2016)

"I appreciated going over the things to look for during the evaluation." – J.S. (Jan. 2016)