New York City May 2020

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Breaking Down the Diagnostic & Treatment Process for OMDs

New York City NY, Fri-Sat, May 15-16, 2019

Breaking Down the Diagnostic & Treatment Process for OMDs

New York City NY, Sun-Mon, May 17-18, 2019

Course Description:

This is a comprehensive two-day workshop directed is primarily at speech-language pathologists and other allied health professionals that diagnose and treat feeding, swallowing, and communication disorders and want to understand how oral dysfunction impacts feeding, articulation, language, and pragmatics. Medical-based SLPs will learn how orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) are the nexus of craniofacial structure, swallowing, and communication. School-based SLPs will learn how to support children with OMDs in an academic environment and advocate for medical speech pathology services. Oromyofunctional goals, objectives, and strategies will be taught for a wide variety of patients across the lifespan. Case studies will be featured.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Define the scope of practice of OMDs for SLPs across the lifespan.

2. Outline and describe the structural, functional, and behavioral areas of an OMD assessment.

3. Differentially diagnose OMD from dysphagia, feeding, articulation, and voice disorder.

4. Develop individualized treatment plans for toddlers, children, teens, and adults.

5. Review the evidence base and justify treatment options using the latest clinical research.

Day 1 Agenda

The Diagnostic Process

First Morning Session

  • Screening versus Evaluating
  • The Full Scope of Practice for SLP & Other Professionals
  • Evaluating Before Treating

Second Morning Session

  • Breaking Down Structure, Function & Behavior: What to Assess

First Afternoon Session

  • Breaking Down Structure, Function & Behavior: How to Assess
  • Evaluating Toddlers, School-Aged Children, Teens, Adults, Elderly

Second Afternoon Session

  • Breaking Down Structure, Function & Behavior: How to Report

Day 2 Agenda

The Treatment Process

First Morning Session

  • Exercises, Programs & Individualized Treatment Planning

Second Morning Session

  • Prioritizing Goals & Coordinating Care with a Multidisciplinary Team
  • OMT Goals, Objectives & Strategies for Different Stages of Development

First Afternoon Session

  • OMT Objectives & Strategies for Articulation & Feeding
  • OMT Objectives & Strategies for Pre/Post Lingual Frenectomy
  • OMT Objectives & Strategies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • OMT Objectives & Strategies for Pre/Post Surgical Care

Second Afternoon Session

  • Generalizing Normal Oral Function
  • Patient Compliance
  • Family-based Care

Continuing Education Information

This course is being offered for 14 hours of professional development. Continuing Education Credits will be sought from ASHA. Announcements to follow. PACE does not approve individual speakers or courses.

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