The IAOM is celebrating its 50-year anniversary. Char chronicled the remarkable history of the IAOM as well as the relatable personal characteristics and contributions of the founders. She outlined several new directions, discoveries, and innovations within the field, and how we as a diverse group of related professionals can learn and work together to contribute to our clients and patients.
1. Describe personal characteristics and professional contributions of two founders of the IAOM.
2. State three important fundamental characteristics of orofacial myology.
3. Explain the current focus and innovations of orofacial myology and how we can apply them.
4. List and explain two of the important “3-M Principles.”
5 minutes: Introduction
20 minutes: A chronicle of our founders: Who they were and what they contributed
20 minutes: Orofacial myology: Past, present, and looking forward
30 minutes: Principles: Our motivation, mindset, and methods
15 minutes: Questions & Answers
Total time: 1.5 hours
About Char Boshart, MA, CCC-SLP:
Char earned her IAOM certification under the tutelage of Dr. Marv Hanson, one of the original founders of the IAOM. She has studied and applied physiologically-based swallowing and speech analysis and therapy ever since.
She is a therapist, seminar presenter, president of Speech Dynamics and author of several practical books, e.g., Swalloworks, The Myofunctional Evaluation, and The Key to Carryover: Change Oral Posture to Fortify Speech Production. She’s presented over 1300 well-received seminars over the past 26 years and produced many SpeechTherapypd.com CEU videos. She writes a bi-monthly idea-oriented blog called Therapy Matters, and is the host of the popular podcast, The Speech Link.
Char graduated with her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Michigan University where she was mentored by Dr. Charles VanRiper, the “father of articulation.” Since that time, she has worked several years in the public schools as well as private practice and taught at and was department chair at Loma Linda University in southern California.
Financial Disclosures: Speaker Honorarium and Conference Registration Fee Waived
Non-Financial Disclosures: None
To receive CE Credit for this session, participants must view the entire 1.5-hour session and correctly answer 4/5 quiz questions.
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Participants will earn 0.15 ASHA CEUs, intermediate level, for attendance of this 1.5 hour session.
This course is not pre approved for AOTA continuing education credit.