Presenter: Patrick McKeown, MA
– C.M., prior course participant
This course presents new information on the importance of nasal breathing and the role carbon dioxide plays in allowing appropriate amounts of oxygen to be distributed throughout the body. Participants will learn about the damaging effects of mouth breathing and excessive breathing, and learn methods to reestablish healthy nasal and diaphragmatic breathing patterns.
This course will also explain why nasal breathing and correct resting tongue posture are imperative for normal development of the teeth, jaw and face. In addition, variances in the severity of dysfunctional breathing will be addressed and a number of different approaches will be outlined to ensure therapeutic intervention can be offered across all ability ranges.
Participants will also be able to perform an individual assessment to identify their own abnormal breathing patterns and learn strategies to correct these unhealthy respiratory patterns. Content presented is beneficial for SLPs, OTs, PTs and other healthcare professionals treating pediatric and adult clients.
Course is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs – 4 Contact Hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 4:10:38
– M.Y., prior course participant
– K.N., prior course participant
Presenter is Clinical Director of the Buteyko Clinic International and Chairman of its Advisory Board. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"I work in an inpatient rehab setting and encourage my patients who mouth breathe to nose breathe. I learned even more about the negative effects of mouth breathing and the positive effects of nose breathing in this course and feel more confident to do more than just gently suggest they try to switch. I did tongue thrust therapy for 15 years and had to get my mouth breathing kids to switch to nose breathing. Never thought to also have them do movement activities, we only did "resting breathing" during quiet activities. My clients were referred by dentists and orthodontists. I was given good feedback of progress because they took measurements before starting therapy." K.O. (Feb. 2024)
"Small breathing techniques (CP) were beneficial." J.B. (Feb. 2024)
"Impact of breathing on health, especially for patients with sleep apnea and anxiety, was a beneficial topic. I appreciated the practical demonstration of the technique." J.C. (Jan. 2024)
"Learning the physical impacts of chronic hyperventilation. I enjoyed the specific exercises and demo." M.S. (Dec. 2023)
"The breathing exercises for anxiety were helpful. I liked that the course supported nasal breathing." J.B. (Dec. 2023)
"I liked the breakdown of types of dysfunctional breathing and the different exercises for them." P.R. (Dec. 2023)
"Discussing the adverse effects of mouth breathing was helpful. I liked learning the strategies to use." A.R. (Nov. 2023)
"This was a completely new topic to me and personally relevant. It was beneficial to discuss lifestyle - ie, people with a lot of stress in their life likely have a low breath capacity. I need to find ways to reduce MY stress at work in order to have better breath capacity." M.W. (Oct. 2023)
"Learning the impact of reduced breathing. I liked the examples of exercises." M.F. (Sep. 2023)
"Specific exercises to recommend to increase the ability to nose breathe. I liked the exercises and plan for better breathing." B.M. (Jul. 2023)
"I liked the clarity of the speaker and his slides. Beneficial information related to treating children and teens." A.D. (Jun. 2023)
"The link between mouth breathing and poor school performance and the possible misdiagnosis of ADD and ADHD was interesting. And I liked that we were shown how to do the exercises via video clips." C.D. (May 2023)
"Information on the pros of nose breathing and the cons to mouth breathing was beneficial." A.B. (Feb. 2023)
"Extremely informative and practical course. I liked the treatment strategies to promote nose breathing." E.B. (Jan. 2023)
"Learning the effects of oral breathing on facial development was interesting. I liked the relaxation techniques." J.A. (Jan. 2023)
"I liked the demonstration videos and the alternate forms of exercise." K.D. (Jan. 2023)
"The breathing exercises and course content overall were good." K.H. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked the specific breathing exercises. Course was a good duration." A.T. (Aug. 2022)
"The speaker was passionate. Learning the importance of nose breathing retraining was beneficial." M.G. (Aug. 2022)
"Improved breathing for chronic cough as well as learning the science behind dysfunctional breathing. Both the explanations of exercises through lecture as well as the demonstrations with an example patient were helpful." K.B. (Jul. 2022)
"Detailed examples of how to perform these techniques. Learning general health benefits to nasal breathing and the importance of working toward a switch to nasal breathing." J.M. (Jul. 2022)
"Very informative course!" B.H. (Jun. 2022)
"I liked the focus on breathing and illness, and also the breathing exercises presented." R.K. (May 2022)
"This entire course was very beneficial. The exercises and population types were helpful. I liked the specific discussions of exercises and special circumstances and populations." T.N. (May 2022)
"Valuable information I can begin using immediately. l liked the pediatric exercises for educating parents on importance of nose-breathing." M.Y. (Apr. 2022)
"Learning different ways that will increase nose breathing and reasons it is so important. The presenter was very clear and explained things in a number of different ways so that it could be understood." B.B. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked the breathing exercises in regards to stuttering and anxiety, and that this is a new approach I've never seen before and am interested in using." M.R. (Mar. 2022)
"Very hands on. I liked all of the course content." V.S. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked the explanation of importance of diaphragmatic breathing as it affects the body and overall health. Course was easy to follow." E.V. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked all of it. Clear presentation with good examples." L.J. (Feb. 2022)
"I really liked having the different exercises described in more detail than I have heard in other webinars. Patrick gave really good explanations of why we should do these exercises and how to do them. I work primarily with children but have some adults that I also want to incorporate these exercises with." K.S. (Feb. 2022)
"Thank you so much for offering this course. I have recently completed my certification in Orofacial Myology and this course helped fill in some of the gaps in my training. Patrick was a great presenter and demonstrator of the information. This will be incredibly helpful to my practice." C.M. (Jan. 2022)
"The demonstrations of the techniques were very helpful." C.M. (Jan. 2022)
"I've been looking for a program to help my home health clients with COPD. Good demonstration of techniques and explanation of rationale that was easily understood." K.N. (Dec. 2021)
"Learning new, functional and relevant information to support my therapy. Liked the information at length on sleeping and how to obtain a permanent lip seal." S.R. (Dec. 2021)
"Interesting to learn how mouth breathing contributes to fatigue, bed wetting, and attention deficits (many times diagnosed as ADD or ADHD)." M.A. (Nov. 2021)
"I learned how abnormal breathing can cause coughing and dysphagic complaints. The demonstrations of how to teach mindful breathing were good." J.T. (Sept. 2021)
"I liked the specific techniques for adjusting breathing. Very practical, very different than other breath work and the typical approach to breathing that most Westerners use." L.M. (Aug. 2021)
"Learning the impacts of breathing on various medical issues – I can see many ways that I can include this into my practice. Liked having step-by-step instruction of how to instruct the exercises. Course was very comprehensive, from theory to practice." E.L. (Jun. 2021)
"The entire premise behind nasal breathing was fascinating, especially pertaining to sleep. Course was easy to understand with good demonstrations." J.E. (May 2021)
"This course provided in depth discussion on the significance of nasal breathing and the impact mouth breathing can have on so many areas including craniofacial development, sleep, attention and overall health. It also included examples on how to implement specific exercises across several different client populations. The presenter provided easy to understand explanations of theory that could be used when educating and training clients. Very informative! Highly recommended!" J.L. (May 2021)
"I liked the clinical application and the thorough explanation of process and format to use with pediatric patients." K.C. (May 2021)
"I liked the techniques described for intervention with adults and peds. The analysis of respiration in relation to speech production was especially beneficial." A.M. (Mar. 2021)
"I liked the examples of exercises and the effect of mouth breathing on cranial facial structures." D.H. (Jan. 2021)
Northern Speech Services is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course
approval #21933. This eCourse is
offered at 0.4 CEUs, educational level
Intermediate, 1. Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation; ADL, IADL; Client Factors: Body Functions; Activity Demands; Required actions, body functions/structures; Intervention Outcomes:
2. OT Process: Develop intervention plan and approaches; Occupational Performance, Health & Wellness, QoL. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not
imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Northern Speech Services is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval #21933. This eCourse is offered at 0.4 CEUs, educational level Intermediate, 1. Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation; ADL, IADL; Client Factors: Body Functions; Activity Demands; Required actions, body functions/structures; Intervention Outcomes: 2. OT Process: Develop intervention plan and approaches; Occupational Performance, Health & Wellness, QoL. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Patrick McKeown, MA, is Clinical Director of the Buteyko Clinic International and Chairman of its Advisory Board. In 2002, Patrick received accreditation as a Buteyko breathing practitioner by the late Professor Konstantin Buteyko. Patrick has spent the last 20 years reaching out to thousands of children and adults who suffer unnecessarily due to dysfunctional breathing patterns, asthma, and sleep-disordered breathing. To date, Patrick has written seven books on the subject including "Close Your Mouth" and "Buteyko Meets Dr. Mew: Buteyko Method for Children and Teenagers." His latest book is titled "The Oxygen Advantage" and explores improving sports performance by addressing dysfunctional breathing patterns and simulating high altitude.
Financial — Patrick McKeown is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Financial — Patrick McKeown has ownership interests in Buteyko Clinic International; he receives a salary, royalties, speaking fees and has intellectual property rights.
Financial — Patrick McKeown receives a consulting fee from MyoAcademy.
Nonfinancial — Patrick McKeown has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA 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.
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.
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Course Completion Timeframe:
You have unlimited time to complete our online courses. You may log off and log on as often as you’d like to in order to complete all sections of a course.
However, completion dates are based on Eastern Standard Time. Therefore, if you need your CEUs by a certain date, be sure to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on that date. For example, if you need CEUs before January 1st, you will need to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on December 31st.
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 My Online 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 Eastern Time Zone, USA/Canada), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs). 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 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.
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What is an Online Course?
Our Online Courses consist of video, audio, and/or text content 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 device, via your NorthernSpeech.com online 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.
Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for ASHA 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 CEUs earned online. Please note that courses offered for university students are not applicable for 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 My Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click the course you would 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.
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.
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 ASHA 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.
Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page. Most courses include closed captioning.
Most of our online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file.
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.
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, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, etc.) and newest version of your computer's operating system. 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.
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