Learn the common causes of orofacial myofunctional disorders in children, what is included in an orofacial myofunctional evaluation, and gather some treatment approaches.
In this course, participants will learn to define “orofacial myofunctional disorder” and how it is different from other pediatric feeding/swallowing disorders. Participants will learn about the main components of the comprehensive orofacial myofunctional evaluation including case/developmental history, functional assessment of the orofacial structures, functional feeding assessment, and a functional speech assessment. Reviewing examples and case studies, participants will be able to synthesize the observations from the functional assessment to develop functional goals and treatment approaches for those goals. Lastly, participants will learn more about the “optimal time” to advocate for the release of tethered oral tissues (TOTs).
About Leisha Vogl, M.S. CCC-SLP, COM®
Leisha is a speech-language pathologist and the first Certified Orofacial Myologist in the State of Oregon. Her experience extends from infants with breast/bottle feeding all the way through and into adulthood. She has extensive training in feeding/swallowing disorders, articulation/phonology disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, bilingual communication disorders, and approaches for those on the autism spectrum. Leisha strives for wholistic care for all patients which includes extensive outreach for increasing collaborative care in her area such founding a pediatric feeding coalition in her county consisting of speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, lactation consultants, midwifes, craniosacral therapists, and parent advocates. She in an active member of the Oregon Speech-Language and Hearing Association and International Association of Orofacial Myology.
Leisha received a speaking fee from participants for this course offering.
Leisha is the owner and founder of Sensible Rehab
Leisha is a Certified Orofacial Myologist through the International Association of Orofacial Myology to which she is also an active member
This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
Note: Participants must attend all sessions and complete all course requirements to receive a Continuing Education Certificate. No partial credit will be awarded.
1.5 ASHA CEUs
ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.