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. We provide hands-on training opportunities for all levels of interest. 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 links research with clinical practice.

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]