Upcoming Courses

Date Course Name City Status
March 15, 2019

ORPP Screening and Preliminary Intervention for Pediatric SLPs (1 Day)

ORPP Grad: $250.00;   Regular: $300.00

Calgary Completed
Sept. 26, 2019

Comprehensive ORPP Assessment and Treatment Program (3 Day Intensive)

ORPP Grad: $1650.00;   Regular: $1800.00

Richmond Full!
Sept. 30, 2019

ORPP Screening and Preliminary Intervention for Pediatric SLPs (1 Day)

ORPP Grad: $250.00;   Regular: $300.00

Richmond Register!
Oct. 30, 2019

ORPP Screening and Preliminary Intervention Hosted by Pathways Pediatrics

Regular: $250.00

Calgary Register!
January 2020

ORPP Screening and Preliminary Intervention for Pediatric SLPs (1 Day)

Details to be announced soon!

TBD in Ontario Registration opening soon!
January 2020

Comprehensive ORPP Assessment and Treatment Program (3 Day Intensive)

Details to be announced soon!

TBD in Ontario Registration opening soon!

Orofacial Rest Posture Program (ORPP) Training Opportunities:

  1. In-House Education Session (1.5 Hours)
  2. ORPP Screening and Preliminary Intervention for Pediatric SLPs (1 Day)
  3. ORPP Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment Program for SLPs, orthodontists, dentists and dental hygienists (3 Day)

1. In-House Education Session (1.5 hours)

Location/Food & Beverage: the host company is responsible for selecting and securing the venue (i.e., private room at a restaurant, your office space etc) and providing food/beverage (optional).

Technology: host is to provide projector and screen if desired. This education session can also be offered in a more informal manner through handouts and discussion.

ORPP provides: education and handouts

Course Description: Coming soon!

Contact ORPP to discuss In-House Education Session

2. ORPP Screening and Preliminary Intervention for Pediatric SLPs (1 Day)

Course Description: The ORPP Introduction and Screening course is a one-day course aimed at highlighting a key link between orofacial myofunctional disorders [OMDs] and articulation. Attendees will learn how to identify this common, yet often unidentified barrier to successful speech articulation treatment and will received personalized materials they can use in their practice the very next day!

Learning Objectives: At the end of this one-day course attendees will be able to:

  • Define, screen and identify children with orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) including poor oral rest posture and tongue thrust swallowing.
  • Define, understand and use common dental terminology relating to OMDs including oral rest posture, freeway space and tongue thrust swallow patterns.
  • Understand how poor oral rest posture impacts a child’s prognosis for speech articulation therapy.
  • Determine appropriate early intervention to help minimize the impact of the OMD on both speech articulation and dental development.
  • Develop and implement a preliminary ORPP treatment program for clients with OMDs.

Target Audience: School and preschool-based speech language pathologists.

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3. Comprehensive ORPP Assessment and Treatment Program (3 Day Intensive)

Course Description: This 3-day dynamic and hands-on course includes theory, demonstration and hands-on practice learning. The goal of this 3-day course is provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of what OMDs are as well as the knowledge, skill and confidence to appropriately identify, diagnose and successfully treat them. Attendees will leave this course with the knowledge and tools required to put their new skills immediately into action in current practice and/or as a foundation to develop a successful and effective private practice. Attendees will work through and receive the personalized ORPP manual including practical, ready to use ORPP tools including: ORPP assessment protocol and all ORPP treatment/home exercise forms and business development materials.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course attendees will:

  • Be familiar with the specialty area of orofacial myology.
  • Understand and identify orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) and their impact on speech articulation and dental occlusion and orthodontic stability.
  • Have the tools, assessment and treatment materials and hands-on experience to provide an individualized Orofacial Rest Posture Program (ORPP) assessment and treatment program.

Target Audience: Speech language pathologists, orthodontists, dentists and registered dental hygienists.

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