Publisher : Martha Macaluso
Course Language : English
This is a beginner’s course designed to attempt to fill a need for clinical information about Orofacial Myofunctional therapy. Myofunctional therapy is a treatment specifically designed for the correction of orofacial myofunctional imbalance and abnormal swallowing patterns. It exists not as a separate entity, but as an adjunct to dental, speech and medical treatments; as the therapy seeks to establish a normal orofacial muscular environment.
This course is designed for healthcare professionals seeking to learn basic information about myofunctional therapy and its benefits. Basic background knowledge about the orofacial complex is necessary for taking this course; as it offers you a basic introductory clinical overview of myofunctional therapy, its history, and a brief overview of orofacial myofunctional disorders. Upon completion of the course you will gain basic knowledge about myofunctional therapy and its benefits.
The material included in this course is a basic 30 minute power point presentation. No other materials are required. The course is structured in a way that breaks the information down into several categories which include:
· A basic introduction about orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) and its history
· Recent research pertaining to the benefits of OMT
· What orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) are
· How OMD’s affect lives
· Professionals involved in the treatment of OMDs and their ailments