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Breaking Down The Diagnostic & Treatment Process for OMDs

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Breaking Down the Diagnostic and Treatment Process for Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders: A Comprehensive 2-Day Workshop for SLPs

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Course Description:

This is a comprehensive two-day workshop directed is primarily at speech-language pathologists and other allied health professionals that diagnose and treat feeding, swallowing, and communication disorders and want to understand how oral dysfunction impacts feeding, articulation, language, and pragmatics. Medical-based SLPs will learn how orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) are the nexus of craniofacial structure, swallowing, and communication. School-based SLPs will learn how to support children with OMDs in an academic environment and advocate for medical speech pathology services. Oromyofunctional goals, objectives, and strategies will be taught for a wide variety of patients across the lifespan. Case studies will be featured.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Outline and describe the structural, functional, and behavioral areas of an OMD assessment.
  2. Differentially diagnose OMD from dysphagia, feeding, articulation, and voice disorder.
  3. Explain the difference between oromyofunctional goals, objectives, and strategies and how to plan, prioritize, and coordinate treatment.
  4. Integrate oromyofunctional therapy (OMT) into current caseloads.
  5. Review the evidence base and justify treatment options using the latest clinical research.

Past Audience Comments:

  • Linda is a dynamic and knowledgeable presenter. Her love of teaching combined with her desire to learn is resounding. While following the agenda of the conference, Linda created a learning environment that was open and community based. I look forward to attending more OMT conferences lead by this outstanding practitioner and presenter. -- Tricia H. Rogers, MS-CCC-SLP, Oromyofunctional specialist in private practice
  • Collaboration in patient care with Linda D’Onofrio has been fun and informative! I highly recommend her class to all my colleagues in the dental and ENT field! Her focus is on the impact of oral function such as chewing and swallowing on oral development, occlusion, smile, facial pain, etc. She’s also armed with a nice collection of relevant research if anyone is interested! --Maryam Motlagh, DMD, Neuromuscular dentist
  • Thanks for the informative two days!! You enhanced my learning with a concrete plan of incorporating diagnostic and therapeutic tools into my practice. You also validated my current practice and ideology which is a great feeling. And I met great folks! I really appreciated your enthusiasm for all your roles as a speech therapist. You are a terrific speaker. -- Anne Dworschak-Stokan, MS, Reg. CASLPO, Cleft palate & VPI hospital team
  • My whole practice will change from hearing you this weekend. Inspiring. -- Joe Siegfried, RDH, working with a Neuromuscular dentist

Day 1 Agenda

The Diagnostic Process for OMD

9:00 – 9:15 Introduction, Disclosures, Course Objectives

9:15 – 9:30 Screening versus Symptom Identification versus Evaluation

9:30 – 9:45 Evaluating OMD in Early Intervention, Schools, Hospitals and Rehab

9:45 – 10:00 Breaking It Down: Structure, Function & Behavior

10:00 – 10:15 Phone Intake & Potential Patient Process

10:15 – 10:30 My Questionnaire & Paperwork

10:30 – 10:45 OMD & Sleep Screening Protocols

10:45 – 11:00 Waiting Room Observation & Evaluation Structure

11:00 – 11:30 Morning Break

11:30 – 11:45 General Observations of the Face and Head

11:45 – 12:00 Breathing, Voice and Resonance

12:00 – 12:15 Oral Rest Posture; Lips and Mouth; Teeth and Occlusal Relationship

12:15 – 12:30 Tongue Structure, Function and Use

12:30 – 12:45 Hard Palate and Soft Palate

12:45 – 1:00 Questions

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 2:30 Feeding and Swallowing Assessment

2:30 – 2:45 Tactile Sensitivity and Sensory Profile

2:45 – 3:00 Parafunctional Habits

3:00 – 3:15 Impact on Communication

3:15 – 3:30 Other Factors to Consider in Diagnosis

3:30 – 4:00 Afternoon Break

4:00 – 4:15 Patient Compliance and Parent Involvement

4:15 – 4:30 The Initial Evaluation Consultation

4:30 – 4:45 Prioritizing Care and Initial Referrals

4:45 – 5:00 The Evaluation Report

5:00 – 5:15 Reporting to the Patient’s Team

5:15 – 5:30 Conclusions and Questions

Day 2 Agenda

The Treatment Process for OMD

9:00 – 9:15 Introduction, Disclosures, Course Objectives

9:15 – 9:30 Symptom Management, Exercise Programs & Individualized Treatment Planning

9:30 – 9:45 Completing the Evaluation, Making Recommendations and Prioritizing Treatment

9:45 – 10:00 The Larger Patient Teams: pediatric, adult, developmental, craniofacial, special populations

10:00 – 10:15 Individual treatment Planning Hierarchy

10:15 – 10:45 Individual Treatment Plan Considerations

10:45 – 11:00 The Big Picture

11:00 – 11:30 Morning Break

11:30 – 12:00 Oromyofunctional Goals

12:00 – 12:30 Oromyofunctional Objectives

12:30 – 12:45 OMT Objectives Specific to Orthodontics, OSA

12:45 – 1:00 Questions

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 2:15 How SLPs practice OMT versus RDHs, OTs, PTs, and dentists

2:15 – 2:45 Oromyofunctional Strategies: From Most Natural to Most Artificial

2:45 – 3:00 Oromyofunctional Exercises

3:00 – 3:15 Lingual Frenectomy Exercises

3:15 – 3:30 Obstructive Sleep Apnea Exercises

3:30 – 4:00 Afternoon Break

4:00 – 4:30 Oromyofunctional Tools

4:30 – 4:45 Exercise versus Practice versus Generalization

4:45 – 5:00 Completing Patient Care

5:00 – 5:15 Follow Up Care

5:15 – 5:30 Conclusions and Questions

Continuing Education Information

The course is offered for 1.3 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level, Professional Level).

About the Presenter:

Linda D’Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP (linda@donofrioslp.com) has a private practice in Portland Oregon specializing in craniofacial disorders, oromyofunctional disorders, dysphagia, and sensory-motor speech disorders. She completed her Masters in Communication Disorders at the University of Oregon, her medical externship at the Oregon Health Sciences University Medical Center with a focus on inpatient neurological acute care and outpatient cognitive rehabilitation, and her clinical fellowship at the Oregon VA Medical Center with a focus on dysphagia,aphasia, brain injury, and cancer. She is a past president of the Oregon Speech-Language Hearing Association, and she presents internationally on craniofacial development and function.

Disclosure Statement:

  • I am a practicing clinician and paid lecturer and I am receiving compensation for this presentation.
  • I am not promoting any product or group.
  • I am a past president and former board member of the Oregon Speech Language Hearing Association (OSHA).
  • I am a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

Location Details & Hotel Accommodations Coming Soon:

Sheraton New York Times Square, will provide a block of discounted rooms ($309/night) until April 13, 2020. Call +1 212-768-0007 and mention D'Onofrio Speech & Language or this course (Dx&TxforOMD). Travel sites and other nearby hotels may have better offers.

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