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Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders A-Z!

The new way to learn.

 
Mastering Myo's Level 1 IAOM COM® (Certified Orofacial Myologist) Certification Track Course, will enhance your professional skills and increase your marketability within your profession.
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ARE YOU READY FOR A CHANGE?

Do you ever wish you could make more efficient progress with your patients?

 

Are you looking to advance your career with an elite and marketable skill set?

 

You want to provide the very best treatment for every patient and deliver 5-star patient outcomes, but what is in your toolbox just isn't getting the job done.. therapy has plateaued and so has your passion.

 

If you are a speech-language pathologist or dental professional, you've probably experienced... 

  • The patient who stopped making progress
  • A lack of "buy-in" during treatment
  • Questioning the true underlying reason for your patient's challenges
  • Feeling like you aren't making the difference you want to make
  • Looking for new opportunities to inspire you

You don’t know what you don’t know... YET! 

 
There is a gap in your education and training preventing you from delivering the very best treatment to your patients. Science is always advancing, and there is so much still to learn. 

 

AND LIFE IS BUSY. IT'S HARD TO FIND THE TIME TO INVEST IN TRAINING, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT REQUIRES TRAVEL. 

 
I get it! As a therapist, private practice owner, boss, mother, wife... the list goes on... finding the time to invest in my career, in myself, and in my patients is hard. 
 
That is why I created Mastering Myo. An all virtual level one IAOM COM® certification track course on orofacial myofunctional disorders. Ready to learn how this interactive and engaging blended course can change the trajectory of your career?

 

Imagine if...

  • You could access an IAOM COM® certification track course... from the comfort of home
  • You could save time and money on travel costs
  • You could answer the WHY behind your patient's lack of progress
  • You could learn how to perform a comprehensive evaluation and implement effective treatment for patients of all ages
  • You could combine self-paced learning with live, interactive, webinars
  • You could learn from an enthusiastic, collaborative, and down-to-earth instructor

Take the first step with our Level 1, 30-hour Introductory Course resulting in eligibility to begin the IAOM Certification process for COM® and the ability to begin using your new skills immediately. 

I'm Ready to Enroll!
"Intellectual growth requires curiosity and a lifelong commitment to learning. Let me guide you on this journey."

MEET KEISHA

Keisha Nolan, M.A., CCC-SLP, COM®
 
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, CERTIFIED OROFACIAL MYOLOGIST, PRIVATE PRACTICE OWNER,  MENTOR, INSTRUCTOR, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
 

Keisha is the owner of mastering Myo and Nolan Speech & Language Center.  She is an experienced speech-language pathologist who specials in orofacial myofunctional and feeding disorders.  Keisha is one of a select few of orofacial myologists in the State of Michigan and also has training in cranio-sacral therapy.  In addition, to patient care, she uses her expertise to teach orthodontic residents at the University of Detroit School of Dentistry and educates speech pathologists, dental hygienists, dentists, orthodontists, ENTs, and pediatricians through guest lectures and private mentoring. She is also an IAOM instructor for the certification track course.  Keisha is a compassionate, dedicated, energetic, and knowledgeable therapist with a strong desire to help improve the lives of others.

 

Keisha also offers 1:1 coaching. Click here to book a call.

 

FINANCIAL: Keisha is the owner and a treating therapist of Nolan Speech & Language Center. She is also the owner of Mastering Myo where she receives income for teaching and mentoring.


NON-FINANCIAL: None

MEET ANGIE LEHMAN

Angie Lehman, RDH, COM

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, CERTIFIED OROFACIAL MYOLOGIST, PRIVATE PRACTICE OWNER,  ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR

Angie Lehman is an IAOM Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM®) who has been exclusively practicing Orofacial Myology since 2012 in York, Pennsylvania. She runs one of America's most successful and well-known private practices, OralMyofunctional Therapy of York. Angie is a highly sought-after educator for medical, dental, and allied health professionals and she is passionate to encourage all health disciplines to work collaboratively and to better understand oral function and craniofacial development and to incorporate therapy into their specific areas of care.


FINANCIAL: Angie is the owner and a treating therapist of OrofacialMyofunctional Therapy of New York. She received monetary fees for speaking and educational lectures.


NON-FINANCIAL: None

"Keisha is everything a person could want in a mentor."

Keisha is everything a person could want in a mentor. She is patient, kind, supportive, knowledgeable, responsive, and sincere.  Her intentions are clear: to help individuals become the best therapist they can be, so they are able to help people.  From questions about starting a business to leading me as I problem-solve through patient care, to just listening and being supportive, Keisha has helped me through it all! 

Traci Wong, RDH and owner of Orofacial Myology of Northern Michigan
INTRODUCING...

An all virtual, IAOM approved, OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL COURSE, that combines organized self-paced learning with live online webinars.   

The course encompasses core elements of orofacial myofunctional disorders including history, research, dental, speech, orofacial myofunctional interdisciplinary perspectives, anatomy/physiology, evaluation, and ethical therapeutic approaches within the IAOM scope of practice. These concepts are taught using a variety of methodologies including pre-recorded and live Zoom or in-person lectures, video, demonstrations of procedures, case studies, and observation of patient videos.

8 prerequisite modules + 3 days of live learning + 3 amazing bonuses.  

Start learning today... from home!

I'm Ready to Enroll!

By the end of Mastering Myo, you will:

 

  • Understand the science and research of orofacial myofunctional therapy
  • Be able to define orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD)
  • Understand the dentofacial complex so you can better assess and treat OMDs
  • Identify the correct rest postures of the lips and tongue
  • Recognize the effects of body posture on the orofacial complex and the airway

  • Recognize the importance of the lips, cheek, and tongue on craniofacial growth and development
  • Learn how to distinguish between normal and abnormal swallowing

  • Understand how orofacial myofunctional disorders affect speech development
  • Understand the reasons for sucking habits and the process for successfully eliminating them
  • Learn the very basics of practice management
  • Understand the multidisciplinary connection between dental, speech, and orofacial myofunctional therapy
  • Evaluate and diagnosis orofacial myofunctional disorders

 

Unlike other programs that leave you without the ability to review what you learned, with Mastering Myo, you will have lifetime access to all of the prerequisite modules and the live modules.

HERE'S WHAT'S INSIDE

Lifetime

 access to...

8-PREREQUISITE MODULES 

10 hours of video instruction, PowerPoint slides, and PDF downloads, with 30-days to complete the lessons. Every module is broken down into manageable lessons so you can learn at your own pace.

3 DAYS OF LIVE INSTRUCTION 

20 hours of live lectures, over 3 days, with adult and child case studies where you will interact with other attendees and the instructor. PLUS: all videos will be uploaded to the course so you can review them at any time.

QUIZZES

Ensure you have a solid understanding of the information and are eligible for both membership and certification into the IAOM. Upon completion of the course, will receive verification of course completion.

INTAKE & EVALUATION TOOLS 

Intake questionnaire, habit elimination questionnaire, initial evaluation for Orofacial Myology, and sample reports, along with guidance on how to use these with your patients. 

TREATMENT PROGRAMS

Therapeutic process flow charts, pediatric and adult home program handouts, and a habit elimination program so you can begin implementing treatment with confidence.

EXCLUSIVE BONUSES 

One-hour group follow-up Zoom with Keisha, access to an exercise video library and the Mastering Myo private Facebook group. PLUS we will be giving away Getting Started Myo kits and more!

AND THIS IS HOW IT WORKS...

Enrollment opens 40 days prior to the next session. Class size is capped so enrollment is open for only 5 days!. You are granted access to the pre-recorded, prerequisite modules 30 days before the live lectures. Live lectures run for 3 days and attendance is mandatory. All live lectures will be uploaded to our course platform. Upon completion, you will receive verification of course completion and you can join an elite group of professionals by becoming a member of the IAOM.

 

I AM READY TO INVEST IN MYSELF, MY CLIENTS, AND MY CAREER.

I'm Ready to Enroll! ➡

"Keisha is an amazing mentor! She is very knowledgeable, accessible, and experienced. Her insight enabled me to have a clearer path with my clients, ultimately building my confidence with my myofunctional skills. Keisha is masterful at providing guidance to spark creativity and growth while offering a practical approach to clinical cases. Highly recommended!"

DIANE B.

IAOM COM® Certification Track Course (30 hours)

 
 This is a blended 3-day course, consisting of 10 hours of pre-recorded lectures and 20 live Zoom lectures, designed for speech and dental professionals. This professional course highlights OFM history, research, and the dental, speech, and orofacial myofunctional interdisciplinary perspective. Learn all about dental fundamentals, body posture, disorder breathing and airway issues, dysfunctional postures, craniofacial development, speech distortions, malocclusions, chronic habits, tongue-tie, OSA, and more.
This course is a mandatory requirement for those wishing to be eligible for membership and certification through the IAOM.
 
Live Days: Feb 24-26, 2022

 

Course enrollment: 1-time payment of $2700 gets you lifetime access to everything that's included!

Enroll Today for $2700

Save money and time on travel expenses, gain lifetime access to everything inside the course, and begin implementing everything you learn immediately!

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Let's Talk Modules

The breakdown
MODULE 1

The IAOM, OMDs and the Importance of Total Body Care

  • Understand the history of the IAOM, scope of practice, and code of ethics
  • Recognize the benefits of joining the IAOM and the importance of certification
  • Understand the science and research of orofacial myofunctional therapy
  • Define orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD)
MODULE 2

Dental Fundamentals with Angie Lehman, RDH,​​​​ COM®

  • Understand basic dental terminology commonly used in Orofacial Myology

  •  Recognize changes in craniofacial growth due to OMDs

  •  Identify common dental classification systems for facial growth and malocclusions

  •  Summarize correct lip and tongue rest postures and why they are important

  •  Learn to screen for TMDs

MODULE 3

Anatomy, Physiology & Function of the Orofacial Complex: Body Posture and Airway

  • Understand the effects of body posture on rest postures and airway

  •  Identify tonsil, Mallampati and Friedman classifications

  •  Learn to screen for UARS and SDB

  •  Summarize why nasal breathing is important for patients

MODULE 4

Anatomy, Physiology & Function of the Orofacial Complex: The lips, cheek, and tongue

  • Recognize normal vs abnormal function within the orofacial complex
  • Learn how the pressures from the lips, cheeks, and tongue affect occlusion
  • Describe why the tongue is considered a functional appliance
MODULE 5

Oral Phase Swallowing

  • Identify the difference between normal and abnormal swallow patterns

  •  Describe the muscles used while chewing and swallowing

  •  Describe how chewing is affected by the different stages of dentition

MODULE 6

Speech and OMDs

  • Summarize the scope of practice of the SLP

  •  Recognize the effects of OMDs on speech sound development

MODULE 7

The Theory Behind Habit Elimination

  • Explain why noxious habits have a negative impact on facial growth and development

  •  Explain the structural, functional, and chemical changes related to sucking habits

  •  Describe how the principles of operant conditioning contribute to the embedded nature of the  behavior and how they can also be used to eliminate the behavior

MODULE 8

Business Practices

  • Discuss the multidisciplinary connection between dental, speech, and orofacial myofunctional therapy

  •  Explain the key variables in beginning a private practice

  •  Utilize universal precautions within the work setting

  •  Understand the key requirements when completing a case study

LIVE LECTURES
  • Understand the importance of a thorough intake form
  • Recognize normal vs abnormal function within the orofacial complex
  • Evaluate and diagnosis orofacial myofunctional disorders
  • Identify tonsil, Mallampati and Friedman classifications
  • Learn to screen for UARS and SDB
  • Learn to measure tethered oral tissues
  • Identify compensations within the orofacial complex
  • Identify the difference between normal and abnormal swallow patterns
  • Screen for speech sound errors
  • Learn how to implement a therapeutic program with patient compliance
  • Learn how to implement a habit elimination program 

We have some bonuses to help you 

fast-track your success!

  • BONUS 1 --> Private Facebook Group: A community of like-minded professionals who can answer questions and support you as you continue to master myo!
  • BONUS 2 --> Exercise Video Library: Keisha will demonstrate each myo exercise so you know the correct way to teach your patients.
  • BONUS 3 --> One-Month Post Zoom Call: In this one-hour group call, Keisha will take the stress out of getting started by answering your question and clarifying concepts.
IAOM/ASHA/AGD CE's

Enroll in Mastering Myo's Virtual IAOM COM® Certification Track Course

 
Live Days: Feb 24-26, 2022

(Can't make those dates work? Join our email list to be notified when enrollment opens for our next session.)

 
INVEST IN YOUR CAREER FOR $2700

"I’m grateful that I chose to pursue one-on-one mentorship [in Orofacial Myology] with Keisha. I found her to be attentive, thorough, efficient, and relatable. Keisha made it a point to tailor our individual sessions to my professional needs. She patiently reviewed a recorded assessment with me and helped me properly analyze, organize and document my findings. I felt more confident in my observations and diagnostic skills after our meetings. She always responded to my follow-up emails and inquiries in a timely manner with detailed responses. Keisha was very generous with her time, knowledge, and resources. She would pull from her clinical experiences to help illustrate certain concepts and provided live demonstrations when necessary. I found this to be quite helpful. Her teaching style is interactive, supportive, and transparent. It was a  pleasure to learn from her!"

ANN B.

"There is a reason Keisha’s Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders: A-Z  course consistently gets the best reviews. Keisha shares her thorough understanding of myofunctional disorders and treatment in an organized and functional way. Knowing her students come from a variety of backgrounds, she tackles the myo concepts from all angles and with visuals, examples, flow charts and never-ending patience.  In her mentorship role, I have come to Keisha with questions about specific clients, treatment practices, educational resources, general professional growth, networking, and even the best way to articulate my points on an evaluation report! In every instance, her advice has been spot on. Keisha has been an incredible asset to me personally as I work to advance my knowledge base and better serve my clients. I cannot recommend Keisha Nolan enough to any SLP or RDH looking to upgrade their skill set and provide better therapy to their clients!"

AUTUMN HASS, MA, CCCC-SLP

"Mentoring with Keisha really took me from competent to confident in my skills as an Orofacial Myologist. After our discovery call, Keisha created an individualized plan to meet my needs. She worked through challenging cases with me and also honed my skills along the way. She shared helpful forms and planning methods that she uses in her own clinic and I was able to implement them in my practice immediately. Keisha was very flexible with her schedule and her response time was quick, just as she had promised. No matter how many hours of CEUs someone takes, there is nothing better than one on one mentorship with an expert."

Jami Genson, MA, CCCC-SLP

Have Questions?

The Complete List of Learning Outcomes:

This introductory course will provide participants with a foundation for critical thinking in which the participant can then assimilate the knowledge to develop a clinical awareness through examination of the orofacial complex and create an individualized therapeutic program for each patient. 

 

After this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the history of the IAOM, scope of practice, and code of ethics

  • Recognize the benefits of joining the IAOM and the importance of certification

  • Understand the science and research of orofacial myofunctional therapy

  • Define orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD)

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of an OMD

  • Evaluate and diagnosis orofacial myofunctional disorders

  • Identify malocclusions and facial shapes

  • Understand palate development

  • Name and describe the muscles of the orofacial complex

  • Learn how to screen for TMDs

  • Understand the effects of body posture on rest postures and airway

  • Identify tonsil, Mallampati and Friedman classifications

  • Learn to screen for UARS and SDB

  • Summarize why nasal breathing is important for patients

  • Summarize correct lip and tongue rest postures and why they are important

  • Identify the difference between normal and abnormal swallow patterns

  • Recognize the effects of OMDs on speech sound development

  • Explain why noxious habits have a negative impact on facial growth and development

  • Recognize normal vs abnormal function within the orofacial complex

  • Compare and contrast the various classification systems for ankyloglossia

  • Discuss how tethered oral tissue can affect growth and development and function

  • Provide clinical and practical application of a therapeutic program

  • Describe neuromuscular facilitation and how it is utilized in therapy

  • Discuss the multidisciplinary connection between dental, speech, and orofacial myofunctional therapy

  • Implement a plan for referral and patient education

  • Utilize universal precautions within the work setting

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Mastering Myo's Virtual IAOM COM® Certification Track Course 

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Course enrollment: 1-time payment of $2700 gets you lifetime access to everything that's included!