FAQ, Disclosures and Fees

What makes the ORPP course unique?

  • The Orofacial Rest Posture Program is a dynamic program developed by two currently practicing therapists for therapists. The program developed from clinical need and the desire for something functional, effective and efficient. The ORPP program was taught originally in 2008 and since then has been updated and modified to reflect current research and clinical practice.
  • ORPP is Canadian and was the first comprehensive training program provided in Canada by 2 SLPs with a special interest in OMDs.
  • Upon completion of an ORPP course, graduates will receive access to personalized ORPP documentation to use in their practice the very next day!

Is there a fee to access ORPP materials?

  • No! Once you are ORPP trained you have ongoing access to PERSONALIZED printable ORPP materials through the clinician login.

Who can train with ORPP Canada?

  • Therapists from all over the world can attend an ORPP Canada live virtual course. Please note that all course offerings are offered in Mountain Standard Time (MST). Should you wish to host a private course during your local timezone, please contact ORPP Canada to discuss this directly. Eligible Attendees include Speech Pathologists, Registered Dental Hygienists, Dentists, Orthodontists and Physicians.

What currency are ORPP course fees processed in and what payment types are accepted?

  • All course fees are listed in Canadian funds and will be processed in Canadian funds. Fees are accepted via electronic money transfer (EMT) or by cheque. Please note registration is not finalized until the payment for the course has been processed (this includes time the financial institution requires to clear any cheque payments).

What is the ORPP Cancellation Policy?

  • Registration for the ORPP course is not complete until the instructors receive the demographic registration information, payment and licensure equivalent for the potential attendee. Course registration is limited to ensure a small attendee to instructor ratio. Should you need to amend your registration we will work with you the best we can but please note the following. Requests for refund must be made in writing to orppcanada@gmail.com and received by ORPP Canada no less than 6 weeks before the date and time of the live course. Any cancellation will result in return of registration fee minus $500 which covers the cost of course materials and administration fees. Cancellation requests made between 4-6 weeks before the start date of the course will not be eligible for a refund but may be eligible for: 1.Registration transfer to a different therapist of the attendees discretion OR 2.Change of date/time of the same course within the calendar year. Cancellation requests made less than 4 weeks before the start of the course date/time may not receive a refund nor a course transfer. When you register for a course it is understood that you agree to these terms.

Does ORPP Provide a Special Needs Accomodation?

  • Registrants with special needs are encouraged to contact the ORPP Registrar directly so that appropriate accommodations can be provided in a timely manner. To make these individual requests, please:
    1. Contact the ORPP registrar to request your specific accommodations by emailing orppcanada@gmail.com with “Special Needs Accomodation” in Subject line.
    2. Detail your specific accommodations requested.
    3. ORPP Canada will respond within 10 days to your request.

What is the ORPP Canada Complaint Resolution Process?

  • Should any ORPP Canada attendees have any complaint or criticism of the process involved in purchasing a course or courses, use of the website, quality of the course, they may lodge a complaint directly to ORPP Canada by sending an email to orppcanada@gmail.com at any time throughout the participant's experience, describing the nature of the problem/criticism and/or describing the concern or criticism in the evaluation or course content summary completed at the end of the course. A response will ensue within 10 days of receipt of the complaint in which the attendee will be communicated with fairly, emphasizing a high priority to customer satisfaction and providing correction if needed.

What are the instructors' Financial and Non Financial Disclosures?

Karrie Page, MSLP, R.SLP, S-LP(C), COMⓇ, IBCLCⓇ
Financial Disclosures:
  • Karrie is the owner and therapist at Tip of the Tongue Orofacial Myology and Lactation Services.
  • Karrie is also a presenter for ORPP Canada and receives content creator and instructor fees.
Non Financial Disclosures:
  • Alberta Health Services - Employee
  • Central Alberta Women’s Health Alliance - Executive member
  • Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists (ACSLPA)- Member
  • Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC)- Member
  • International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) - Certified Orofacial Myologist and Active Member
Nicole Dickson, MSLP, R.SLP, S-LP(C), COMⓇ
Financial Disclosures:
  • Nicole is the owner and therapist at Communication is Great! Inc.
  • Nicole is also a presenter for ORPP Canada and receives content creator and instructor fees.
Non Financial Disclosures:
  • Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists (ACSLPA)- Member
  • Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC)- Member
  • International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) - Certified Orofacial Myologist and Active Member