What Am I Missing: Difficult Cases

What Am I Missing: Difficult Cases

Zoom Webinar On-Demand

This 10-hour course, broken into five 2-hour lessons, teaches SLPs, RDHs, dentists, orthodontists, and other OMT providers how problem-solve and improve outcomes on difficult OMD cases. Providers sometimes struggle with patient compliance, family buy-in, access to specialized care, and follow through on long-term plans. This course is designed to help providers manage complex and long-term cases in a multidisciplinary way. Courses are kept small and instruction is customized to fit individual and group needs and current education and skill level.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Analyze and appraise patient history and response to treatment.

2. Critique and improve current differential diagnostic processes.

3. Develop or revise individualized treatment plans.

4. Educate patients and families when outside and/or continued services are needed.

Registration: $1000

Professional Development: 10 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 case management & team building

Agenda Lesson Two (2 hours)

0:00-0:30 Case study updates & initial questions

0:30-1:00 Specifics of case study review & report synthesis

1:00-2:00 Review the differential diagnostic process

Agenda Lesson Three (2 hours)

0:00-1:00 Case study review & diagnostic questions

1:00-2:00 Developing an individualized treatment plan

Agenda Lesson Four (2 hours)

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

1:00-1:30 Research & clinical resources

1:30-2:00 Diagnostic & treatment questions

Agenda Lesson Five (2 hours)

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

1:00-1:45 Educating patients, parents, peers

1:45-2:00 Course conclusions

Linda D'Onofrio, MS, CCC-SLP 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.