Australian Orofacial Myology Collaboration 28hr Foundation Course
AOMC Orofacial Myology Course Outline
Aetiology of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD’s)
What are OMDs? What causes them? And why do we need to treat them?
Make the connection between the Orofacial Complex and the impact of OMD’s on speech, feeding, sleep, breathing, facial growth and learning
Speech, Voice, Lactation, Swallowing, Feeding & Attention
Why you will never see your clients the same way again
Working on the underlying dysfunction to make gains in therapy, faster
Optimising development from Infancy
Learn to identify the red flags of OMDs and how they can be prevented or treated from birth
Developing oral motor skills from infancy
Tethered Oral Tissues
Functional assessment of tongue, lip and buccal ties.
Pre and post release protocol - and the integral role this has in optimising outcomes
Why not all restrictions need to be released - fascial considerations
Screening for dental malocclusions
Impact of dental malocclusions on speech and feeding
Function before Form: which comes first
How to assess for dysfunctional daytime breathing and sleep disordered breathing. There is a growing body of research showing the adverse impact dysfunctional breathing and sleep has on cognition, feeding, growth and development. Assessing and treating airway, sleep and oromyofunctional disorders gets to the root cause of many learning and behavioural challenges
Treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
Normalising oral function for speech, feeding, mastication and Temporomandibular
Joint (TMJ) dysfunction, facial growth, breathing and sleep.
Learn how to ‘start Monday’ integrating OM treatment into your clinical practice with easy to follow, hands-on therapy techniques we’ve collated from our combined experiences. All clinical resources will be provided to attendees as well as structured protocols to get started and the clinical know-how to individualise to specific client needs
Learn about the importance of breathing retraining and how the breath is the
foundation for health and wellness. Simple, hands on approaches that the attendees can easily integrate into their practice
Elimination of Noxious habits
Learn our treatment program that works every time for finger sucking, thumb sucking, tongue sucking, lip wedging and more.
Building a multidisciplinary team and caseload
Find out what OM looks like in clinical practice and how to establish referral pathways to create best outcomes for treatment. As private practice owners, we also share our experiences on growing successful caseloads, networking and incorporating airway focused care into your practice