Oromyofunctional Therapy: Change in Structure

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Presenter: Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP
Children in speech therapy, especially in school environments, often work on the same sound for years when their articulation is actually a symptom of a larger structural or functional issue. Correct differential diagnosis and treatment planning is essential for these children to get the most efficient and effective therapy.

Major Topics:

  1. Basics of Oromyofunctional therapy
  2. Lingual rest posture, muscle tone and range of motion
  3. Tongue thrust
  4. Swallowing saliva, liquids and food
  5. Measuring change
  6. Articulation Therapy

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basics of oromyofunctional therapy
  • Demonstrate treatment plans for typical and atypical children
  • Create and build personal accountability in children
  • Calculate change over time
  • Identify when to make a specialized referral
About Linda: Linda D'Onofrio, MA CCC-SLP, is a certified speech-language pathologist specializing in craniofacial disorders, structural and motor-based speech disorders, feeding and oromyofunctional disorders, social cognitive disorders, and developmental speech-language disorders. She a past president of the Oregon Speech-Language Hearing Association and presents and teaches on her areas of specialty.
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional area)

Course Timeline:

90 minutes: Basics of Oromyofuncional therapy

90 minutes: Tongue thrust and swallowing

165 minutes: Measuring change and articulation therapy

15 minutes: Closing Summary

Disclosure Statement:  
Financial: Linda D'Onofrio is a speaker for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalties. 
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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