4-Day Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Introductory Course

Sydney, Friday 23rd - Monday 26th February, 2018

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.

Held over four days, this course provides a comprehensive grounding in the core principles and skills of Orofacial Myology.

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.

Continuing Education

This course contributes 28 scientific points towards your required hours of Continuing Professional Development.

Course Cost

$2,650 (inc. GST)

Date

Friday 23rd - Monday 26th February, 2018

Venue

Rydges Sydney Central Hotel 28 Albion St, Surry Hills

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Course Outline

Day 1
Introduction, definitions, scope of practice
Influences on Orofacial Development
Information to Assist in the Growth & Development of Babies in Their First Two Years of Life
Cause and Effect of an Incorrect Swallow Pattern
Importance of Tongue Position, Lip Seal and Tone
Workshop

Day 2
Airways and importance – Interdisciplinary Approach
Frenums
Intra oral examination
Extra oral examination
Speech / Implications – Speech Pathologist
Measurements and Intra / Extra oral examination workshop

Day 3
The Sucking Correction Program / Assessment / Treatment – (thumb sucking)
Fingernail biting, dummy sucking
Orthodontic Considerations
The Adult Patient / Therapy Techniques / Facial Tone / TMD
Lesson Plans /Lip Seal / Tongue Position / Posture / Nasal breathing lessons – (lesson plans – recap objectives: lip seal, tongue, posture, nasal breathing etc)

Day 4
Improving Tongue Tone and Function / Establishing the Correct Swallow (workshop)
Correct Food / Liquid Techniques / Tone and Function of Support Muscle System / Improving Lip Tone (lessons 4 – 8 / additional lessons workshop)
Photography
Trouble Shooting
Case Studies – Workshop
Building Your Practice & Networking
Review / 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. Cancellations may incur a cancellation fee per attendee as below:

  • Within 7 days of course date: $550 will be deducted from your refund.
  • Within 48 hours of course start time: 100% of course cost.

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