Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy 

Special In Person Weekend 

July 5th, 6th, 7th at Newbarn Farm, U.K.

(30 mins outside London, U.K.)

Followed by Virtual Training in the Cohort Model for the Introduction to OMT program

**REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 20th, 2024**

Weekend of July 5th, 5th, 7th 2024 at Newbarn Farm + Introduction to OMT Cohort
Alumnus Rate: Weekend Attendance + Intro to OMT Cohort
Day Rate

  LIVE EVENT

July 5th, 6th, 7th 2024

Assessment Principles

Students will come away with a clear understanding of which validated protocols and tools are essential for putting together a myofunctional evaluation. 

Friday, July 5th

8:00am Breakfast

9:00am Introductions & Overview

Key Tenets of Myofunctional Therapy & Sciences

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs): Clinical Markers & Phenotypes

10:30am Break

10:45 - Pathologies Related to OMDs

12:30 Lunch in the Garden

1:15pm Validated Protocols (Lingual Frenulum Protocols)

3:00 Break

3:15pm Tongue Inspection (Hands on Workshop)

4:00pm End

 

Saturday July 5th

8:00am Breakfast

9:00am: Tongue Tie & Oral Structure Assessment

Gait, Chewing, Swallowing Assessment

10:30 : Break

10:45: Subjective Data Collection + Myofunctional Evaluation

12:30 Lunch

1:15pm  Treatment Prioritization

3:00 Break

3:15 Treatment Planning & Recommendations

4:00pm End

4:30: Organic Wine Tasting Tour on the Farm


Sunday July 7th, 2024

8:00am Breakfast

9:00am: Myofunctional Evaluation : Putting the Pieces Together

11:00am: Break

11:15am: Habit Elimination Protocol

12:30: Lunch

1:15: Jaw Stabilization & the TMD Patient 

2:45 Break

3:00 Wrap up with a view to Treatment in Myofunctional Therapy

4:00pm End 

 

 

NEWBARN PROPERTY INFORMATION
LODGING INFORMATION

What Is Included In This Course

Our On-Demand Course is instantly available when you register for our program. The On-Demand course is self paced and includes:

Introduction  & Overview

 What is a myofunctional disorder? How does this impact function over the life span? What are the key tenets in understanding the impact soft tissue has on bone? 

In this section, Samantha will walk you through how Myofunctional Disorders progress if left untreated. She uses a real case study to follow the impact oral breathing has on the entire body over the life span. 

Assessment 

How does one evaluate for an orofacial myofunctional disorder? Using both subjective and objective measurements, this section is designed to gather data critical for treatment planning. Validated protocols are taught so clinicians come away with a range of tools to assess tongue-tie, breathing, craniofacial morphology, and pathologies related to orofacial myofunctional disorders. These tools feed into the myofunctional evaluation structure and eventual treatment planning derived from the data drawn in the assessment.  

Newbarn Farm Weekend Event + September Cohort 

While the weekend will launch clinicians into the world of myofunctional therapy, you will have a unique opportunity to join the September 2024 Cohort, the signature nine week program that trains clinicians and grants eligibility for certification with the AOMT. 

(AOMT-C)

The Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy program continues the training beyond assessment and into treatment. See our program page for more information about the September 2024 Cohort, which is a virtual experience and launches September 20th 2024.  

This weekend grants a special live in-person "opening weekend" that would otherwise be online. If you are serious about practicing myofunctional therapy, this full program is essential information, with continued resources such as guided mentorship and events that will continue your studies with the AOMT well beyond the course work. 

 

September 2024 Cohort Information

 

Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

A unique, in-depth, interactive, and thorough educational experience. Experts in the field of orofacial myofunctional therapy teach every aspect of this therapeutic approach. Intended for Speech Language Pathologists, Dental Providers, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and allied health professionals. 
Presented by the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT)

The AOMT is the leading post-graduate training academy for allied health professionals who want to treat orofacial myofunctional disorders.
  • We are committed to providing the strongest foundation in the field of orofacial myofunctional therapy.
  • Our curriculum is based in the latest evidence-based research
  • We have taught more than half of the myofunctional therapists practicing in North America
  • We have an extensive referral network, so that  you can receive new patients from doctors in your local area
  • Ongoing support in our mentorship program which meets weekly online

 

Meet Our Instructors

Samantha Weaver, MS, CCC-SLP, AOMT-C

As the lead teacher of this course, Samantha brings her innate passion for story telling, case study development, and a desire to empower clinicians with tools that treat orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs).  She developed and facilitates The Myo Coffee Klatsch, the weekly study club with the AOMT, and runs weekly Office Hours as additional benefits to support and guide AOMT Students.  As the director of the AOMT, she has designed the courses offered, helping to facilitate the latest evidence based research which touches on breathing reeducation, sleep disorders, TMJ disorders, posture, fascia-release, and frenulum inspection and surgery. She holds two Bachelors, one in Performance Studies (Northwestern University) and one in Communicative Disorders and Sciences, and a Masters of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences. Samantha is a founding board member of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS) which has led the world with conferences focusing on this dynamic niche field.

Licia Paskay, MS, CCC-SLP

 Licia graduated from Padua University (Italy) in speech therapy, from Antioch University, Los Angeles with a BA in Gerontology and from Cal. State U. Northridge with a Masters Degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences, but she never stopped learning and pursuing education.

Licia is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist in California (with an emphasis in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and the management of cognitive disorders) treating patients of all ages, mostly affected by dysphagia or orofacial myofunctional disorders, but also by Multiple Sclerosis, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

She found the perfect mixture of inspiring professionals at the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional therapy (AOMT) where she is currently a Board Member and lecturer and where she has the chance to collaborate and exchange ideas with some of the most remarkable professionals in the world.

Joy Moeller, BS, RDH, AOMT-C

Joy Moeller, BS, RDH, AOMT-C is a dental hygienist, author and formally an associate professor at Indiana University, who has worked as a myofunctional therapist for many years and currently has a private practice in Pacific Palisades, California.

Joy is founding lecturer with the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT) and a founding board member with the AAMS. She has taught post- graduate courses in Myofunctional Therapy at universities and hospitals world-wide. Joy wrote a chapter in Sleep Medicine Clinics, a chapter in Sleep-Disorders in Pediatric Dentistry, a chapter in Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a textbook for Oral Surgeons in 2021 and a children’s book on tongue position as well as many published studies and other chapters in textbooks.

Joy has lectured world-wide and was invited to speak at Grand Rounds at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to Stanford Sleep Residency program and was the first myofunctional therapist to be on staff at the Pankey Institute. She currently teaches with the Palo Alto school of sleep medicine and taught for 7 years with UCLA dental sleep post-graduate program and the Pedo-Ortho residency. Joy received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the AAPMD (American Academy of Physiologic Medicine and Dentistry) and the Louis Pasteur Award from the AAMS (Association of Applied Myofunctional Sciences) in Rome in 2013.

Doris Waite, RDH, AOMT-C 

Doris graduated Dental Hygiene from George Brown College in Toronto in 1978 and moved to Owen Sound in 1979 to start working for a certified specialist in orthodontics. She has worked in general practice until 1992. A graduate of the AOMT Myofunctional therapy course in 2012, and later, Buteyko Breathing Educator certificate in 2012, Doris retired from ortho practice in 2013 and began private practice doing myofunctional therapy and Buteyko Breathing Education ever since. She has lectured in China for two weeks in November 2019, speaking to dentists and orthodontists on myofunctional therapy, tongue restrictions and TOTs. Doris is the first student to be certified at the AOMT. She loves gardening, photography, travel, professional basketball and baseball. 

Marc Moeller, BS

Marc Richard Moeller, Managing Director of the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT), and Executive Director and Founding Board Chair of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS), has spoken on Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) in 28 countries to date and supported the facilitation of research, public health projects, clinical protocols, and curriculum development in OMT with over 50 universities, hospital groups, and governments around the world.

Marc is also a Director of Communications of the Stanford Sleep Epidemiology Research Center. Since 2011 Marc has been on a Public Health Committee of the Teste de Linguinha (Frenulum Inspection Protocol) organized out of Brazil that has helped medically validate frenulum inspection protocols for infants (Martinelli) and adolescents/adults (Marchesan) that has passed 18 laws (including a national law in Brazil effective since January 2015) requiring frenulum inspection at birth for newborns. 

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Pricing Options

Registration Closes June 20th, 2024

Weekend Package + September 2023 Cohort

$2,997 USD

3 Monthly Payments of $999

  • This package includes both the weekend experience AND the registration for the September 2024 Cohort, our signature 9 week program that grants eligibility for certification with the AOMT.¬†
  • State of the art online course delivery with lectures in a library
  • Optimal e-learning formats, quizzes to support retention, high production values, digestible chapters and headings, supplemented by live cohort support.
  • In depth mentorship through weekly invitations to our weekly Office Hours and the Myo Coffee Klatsch;¬† access to the archives of events housing over 100 lectures from guests related to myofunctional therapy & sciences.
 
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Alumnus Rate

$600 USD

One-Time Payment

 

  • In person experience during which the course attendees delve deep into the asssessment principles of evaluating for myofunctional disorders. 
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Wine Tasting included in a beautiful setting of the Newbarn Farm Property, 30 minutes outside of London, U.K.
  • Lodging on the property is limited; please reach out for more information if you wish to stay on site. Nearby lodging is also available.
  • Additionally, each attendee will have access to state of the art online course delivery with lectures, documents and research contained in an online e-library.
  • Relationships with networked clinicians worldwide.                                                 
 
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Day Rate

$300

One Time Payment

  • Daily Event includes in person experience during which the course attendees delve deep into the asssessment principles of evaluating for myofunctional disorders.¬†
  • Light Breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch Included
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Our Goal is Your Success

 

Our program aims to build confidence through repeated exposure to the course material with an invitation to join in at any time in a future cohort session on zoom. We are dedicated to updating our material with clinical findings and research so that your foundation in myofunctional therapy is constantly up to date and on the edge of science. As passionate clinicians and educators, we are committed to your ability to treat patients and help others! 

Your Practice Before This Program

  • Lost in a clear approach to treatment
  • Isolated from other clinicians doing this therapy
  • Unable to build the right team around me so I can deliver the care my patients need
  • Unclear of my role as a therapist or clinician
  • Lacking confidence as I go out to connect with other providers
  • Unable to create a referral system within my community

 

 

 

 

Your Practice After This Program

  • A systematic approach I can use to treat orofacial myofunctional disorders
  • A community I trust, grow, learn with and laugh with! True friendships and professional alliances are formed.
  • I have been connected with providers I may work with, via the community I am now a part of.
  • I understand my role as a therapist and how I can help patients and business colleagues
  • I feel inspired to bring my knowledge forward, as the science and community supports this growing field
  • I know doctors, dentists, and others I am collaborating with now that I have inroads and introductions.

Answers To Your Questions

Are You Going To Join Us?

We are putting together this special weekend in response to the desire for clinicians to meet in person and study together.

If you are serious about practicing and training in myofunctional therapy & sciences, this weekend at Newbarn Farm will launch your studies and career.  Pricing includes breakfast, lunch and wine tasting (lodging is separate). Please reach out with any questions.

Join us today to get the answers you need and the knowledge to support your journey in Myofunctional Therapy and Sciences! You will NEVER look back!

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