Team Building: Getting on the Same Page

Team Building: Getting on the Same Page

Zoom Webinar On-Demand

This 8-hour workshop, broken into two 4-hour lessons, is an advanced level course for orthodontists and dentists and their OMT providers: SLPs, RDHs, IBCLCs, PTs, and OTs. Attendees will learn to create a cohesive team, focus referral expectations, promote clear communication, and create predictable and standardized outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Meet the immediate team members and understand their areas of expertise.

2. Construct a referral hierarchy based on signs and symptoms, patient age, and barriers to access.

3. Standardize reporting expectations between team members.

4. Create common language for educating patients and families.

Course Cost:

$3200; $1600 per lesson per team

Professional Development:

8 Hours

Agenda Lesson One (4 hours):

0:00 – 0:15 Team Introductions

0:15 – 0:30 Course Objectives & Case Studies

0:30 – 1:00 Treatment Hierarchy & Flowchart

1:00 – 1:30 Breathing Referrals

1:30 – 2:00 Dental & Orthodontic Referrals

2:00 – 2:30 Feeding & Swallowing Referrals

2:30 – 3:00 OMT Referrals & Home Therapy

3:00 – 3:30 Articulation & Language Referrals & Family Goals

3:30 – 4:00 Reporting to the Team

Agenda Lesson Two (4 hours):

0:00 – 0:15 Team business & updates

0:15 – 1:00 Case study updates

1:00 – 2:00 Next steps: add team members, further education

2:00 – 3:00 Team reports & communication

3:00 – 4:00 Patient referrals & education, team branding

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.

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