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MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY WEBINAR – Beyond Wound Care: The Importance of Neuromuscular Re-Education from the SLP’s Perspective
Lori Overland, MS, CCC, C/NDT, CLC /FOM + Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP/COM

April 28, 2021 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

There is a better understanding within the fields of medicine and dentistry,  lactation, speech-pathology, occupational and physical  therapies that functional assessment and treatment are critical for optimal lingual, buccal and labial frena releases. Semantics and terminology, however, are often confused regarding a treatment protocol. Post-op TOTs care has two phases: 1) Active Wound Management to maintain the integrity of the wound and avoid scarring and re-attachment and 2) Neuromuscular Re-Education to address the underlying muscle and motor- based deficits that are secondary to the oral restriction(s).  Both stages of treatment must be considered. This course will outline the two stages, review national scopes of practice for various professionals involved in TOTs care and discuss guidelines for referrals to team members. Specific techniques will be reviewed and categorized as to which stage of treatment is being addressed, which sometimes may overlap.

Robyn Merkel-Walsh and Lori Overland are members of the TalkTools® professional enhancement team and receive honorariums for lecturing and products they have developed. They both own private practices.
Lori is a member of CSHA, NYSSHLA, NDTA,  ICAP, IAOM, ASHA and OMI Board Member.
Robyn is a member of  ICAP, AAPPSPA, ASHA, NJEA, IAOM . She is the Board Chair of the Oral Motor Institute and was a Board Member & the Private Practice Co-Chair for the New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association. Robyn is a volunteer as the CE Provider Manager for Marshalla Speech and Language (ABBL). Robyn was an Associate Editor of the IJOM.
1 CE credit available to AAPMD members





April 28, 2021
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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AAPMD – Webinar