Professional Development Opportunities

ACSLPA provides these professional development listings for your information. Posting an event does not imply endorsement.

Please Note: Speech-language pathologists or audiologists from outside of Alberta, and not registered with ACSLPA, conducting a speech-language pathology or audiology training course or clinical presentation in Alberta must be registered with ACSLPA with Courtesy Registration before providing professional services. Please contact ACSLPA for more information.

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This 3-day dynamic and hands-on course includes theory, demonstration and hands-on practice learning. The goal of this 3-day course is provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of what OMDs are as well as the knowledge, skill and confidence to appropriately identify, diagnose and successfully treat them. Attendees will leave this course with the knowledge and tools required to put their new skills immediately into action in current practice and/or as a foundation to develop a successful and effective private practice. Attendees will work through and receive the personalized ORPP framework and resources including: ORPP assessment protocol and all ORPP treatment/home exercise forms and business development materials.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course attendees will:

  • Be familiar with the specialty area of orofacial myology.
  • Understand and identify orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) and their impact on speech articulation and dental occlusion and orthodontic stability.
  • Have the tools, assessment and treatment materials and hands-on experience to provide an individualized Orofacial Rest Posture Program (ORPP) assessment and treatment program.

Target Audience: Speech language pathologists, orthodontists, dentists and registered dental hygienists.