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).