Professional Development Opportunities
Orofacial Rest Posture Program (ORPP) Screening and Preliminary Intervention for Pediatric SLP’s
October 30 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm| $250
The ORPP Introduction and Screening course is a one-day course aimed at highlighting a key link between orofacial myofunctional disorders [OMDs] and articulation. Attendees will learn how to identify this common, yet often unidentified barrier to successful speech articulation treatment. This course is a stepping stone towards the 3 day intensive ORPP Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment Course and will provide attendees with basic knowledge and understanding of orofacial myofunctional disorders and how they relate to speech pathology.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this one-day course attendees will be able to:
- Define, screen and identify children with orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) including poor oral rest posture and tongue thrust swallowing.
- Define, understand and use common dental terminology relating to OMDs including oral rest posture, freeway space and tongue thrust swallow patterns.
- Understand how poor oral rest posture impacts a child’s prognosis for speech articulation therapy.
- Determine appropriate early intervention to help minimize the impact of the OMD on both speech articulation and dental development.
- Develop and implement a preliminary ORPP treatment program for clients with OMDs.
Target Audience: School and preschool-based speech language pathologists new to orofacial myology.