Teaching Articulation from a Myofunctional Perspective

Teaching Articulation from a Myofunctional Perspective

Zoom Webinar On-Demand

This 6-hour short course, broken into three 2-hour lessons, teaches SLPs how to design articulation therapy programs starting from a foundation in oral structure and oral function. Because the course is kept small, instruction can be customized to fit individual and group needs and current education and skill level.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Understand how craniofacial structures and muscle function produce articulation sounds.

2. Differentially diagnosis articulation from oromyofunctional disorder.

3. Individualize articulation treatment based on structural and functional need.

4. Educate patients and families when outside services are needed.

Registration: $500

Professional Development: 6 Hours

Agenda Lesson One (2 hours)

0:00-0:30 Introduction, disclosures, course overview

0:30-1:30 Case study introductions: goals, objectives, barriers

1:30-2:00 General overview of how oral dysfunction impacts articulation and language

Agenda Lesson Two (2 hours)

0:00-1:00 Case study review and response to treatment

1:00-2:00 Research and clinical resources available

Agenda Lesson Three (2 hours)

0:00-1:15 Case study review and response to treatment

1:15-1:45 Educating patients, parents, peers

1:45-2:00 Course conclusions

Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP (linda@donofrioslp.com) is a board-certified speech-language pathologist with a private practice in Portland Oregon. She completed her Masters in Communication Disorders from the University of Oregon, completed her medical externship at Oregon Health Sciences University, and her clinical fellowship at the Oregon VA Medical Center. For 20 years, she has specialized in craniofacial disorders, structural and sensory-motor based speech disorders, feeding and oromyofunctional disorders, social cognitive disorders, and developmental speech language disorders. She works with toddlers, school-aged children, teens, adults, and the elderly. She lectures internationally on craniofacial growth and function.

Disclosure Statement:


I am a practicing clinician and paid lecturer and presenter.

I am promoting the courses available from the D’Onofrio Institute for Advanced Myofunctional Studies.


I am a past president and former board member of the Oregon Speech Language Hearing Association (OSHA).

I am a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

I am the administrator of the Oromyofunctional Study Group on Facebook.