Hearing a lot of buzz about “oral rest posture”, “myofunctional disorders”, “tongue thrust” or “OMDs” and want to know more about what the fuss is all about? Are you an SLP or dental professional interested in learning either a little or a lot about “Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders"? The ORPP program has a number of options to choose from in order to build your awareness and competency with screening, diagnosing, and/or providing an evidence-based treatment program for orofacial myofunctional disorders. Whether you are a school-based SLP looking to identify the kids who need a more in-depth orofacial myofunctional assessment to remove a potential barrier to successful articulation treatment or perhaps you want to start a private practice focusing on orofacial myofunctional disorders. ORPP Canada has been providing hands-on training opportunities for all levels of interest since 2008. Our goal is to provide high quality, functional and effective education to practicing speech-language pathologists, orthodontists, dentists and registered dental hygienists. Applicable, functional, “use it tomorrow” information for the ever busy clinician. ORPP Canada offers a 28 hour training course which enables attendees to work towards becoming a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM) with the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). This 28 hour training course will build the foundation for a solid start to your career in orofacial myology.

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Did you know...

“80% of children with /s/,/ l/ and/or /r/ errors also have an orofacial myofunctional disorder” [Hanson 2006].

Orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) has been shown to be effective and stable long term. “Orofacial myofunctional therapy with orthodontic treatment was efficacious in closing and maintaining closure of dental open bites in Angle Class I and Class II malocclusions and it dramatically reduced the relapse of open bites in patients who had forward tongue posture and tongue thrust”

[AJODO, 2010]

What do ORPP graduates have to say about the training and the ORPP materials provided?

“I love the way ORPP is organized- it is so functional for swamped therapists!”

“It was fabulous to have 2 such enthusiastic AND knowledgeable presenters!”

“ORPP should be required as foundational knowledge for every SLP.”

“I can’t wait to add this skill and material to my practice MONDAY!”

“I love that it is evidence based and practical for the everyday clinician.”

"I loved the unwavering focus of Rest Oral Posture. Other trainings I have taken are more exercise focused. The exercises offered by ORPP are more functional in their approach with direct application and transition into better rest oral posture."

"Nicole and Karrie are incredibly knowledgeable, organized and professional. They have taken a huge amount of material and made it clear, research based and not only accessible but easy and ready to implement."

"Karrie and Nicole are very observant - even through zoom to know when to explain more, move on, or take a break! The course allowed for a lot of questions from participants, and every question was answered with respect and from the instructors great knowledge and experience. It wasn't a hundred articles and huge prep, instead it relied on your professional knowledge and expanded on it. As such, it was NOT stressful! It was very enjoyable!"