First Bite #103 – June 02, 2020
Mythbusting Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
(.1 ASHA and AOTA CEUs) For more info, click here.
In this episode Michelle is joined by Angela N. McLeod, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, who is a Clinical Associate Professor and Speech-Language Pathologist at the University of SC, that has also obtained certification as a qualified orofacial myologist (QOM). Are you new to the words “orofacial myologist” and unclear what it is and how it works within the field of Speech-Language Pathology? Have you worried that orofacial myology is synonymous with non-evidenced based oral motor exercises? Or, (like Michelle until just recently), are you too laboring upon the misinformation that all orofacial myologists are proponents of cutting tethered tissues? Well, then come join the gracious and compassionate Dr. Angela for an hour of mythbusting that is sure to inspire us all in the pursuit of additional coursework! Wahoo for EBP drive SLPs!
By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:
- What a myofunctional disorder is and what can cause a myofunctional disorder.
- The process to become a Qualified Orofacial Myologist and/or a Certified Orofacial Myologist.
- 3 signs or symptoms of a myofunctional disorder.