ORPP 3 Day

Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs)

Agenda Overview

Day 1 – OMD Theory and ORPP Assessment Protocol

  • History of Orofacial Myology
  • True/False, Case studies, Background information, Definition of Orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs)
  • Facts and Fallacies of OMDs, Etiology & Prevalence, Dental Consequences & Terminology
  • Link between OMDs and Articulation delays, Role of SLPs and RDHs with OMDs
  • Assessment of OMDs using the ORPP assessment form
  • Assessment of OMDs using the ORPP assessment form cont’d
  • Case studies, T/F review
  • Questions

Day 2

  • Treatment Considerations
    • who to treat and when
    • prognosis
  • Goals of Treatment
  • The keys to success behind ORPP:
    • Motivation Musts
    • Principles of Motor Learning
    • Principles of Neuroplasticity
    • Achieving Mastery: cueing, feedback
  • The ORPP treatment Program- detailed step by step instruction on the ORPP treatment program including:
    • Phases of treatment
    • Hierarchically organized treatment exercises
    • How to appropriately determine mastery at each stage of treatment
    • Cueing techniques

***Case studies are used as a tool to guide participants from assessment through an entire treatment program

Day 3

  • The ORPP treatment program (continued)
  • Business Basics
    • Communicating with referral sources
    • Fees
    • Licensing

Some Common Clinical Questions Answered in this 3-Day Training Include:

  • Do retained speech errors preclude the correction of correct rest posture and swallowing?
  • Can an SLA do ORPP treatment?
  • Can ORPP treatment be done as a summer intensive?
  • Why can my client do well with speech drills at the word and sentence level for /s/ but then break down in conversation?
  • Do all kids with tongue-tie need to be “clipped”?
  • Where do I refer for a lingual frenectomy?/ How soon do you work on lingual exercises post frenectomy?
  • Do I teach every client a tongue tip up rest posture?
  • Can I treat a client who is in orthodontic treatment (i.e., that has a palatal expander)?
  • What if the child’s deep bite impinges on the spot?