Tongue Thrust and Beyond: A Myofunctional Therapy Course
Who Is Qualified to Take This Course?
The only medical professionals who are eligible to work as orofacial myologists and hold certification from the International Association of Orofacial Myology are doctors of dental surgery (DDS), doctors of medicine in dentistry (DMD), registered dental hygienists (RDH), and speech-language pathologists (SLP).
What This Course Prepares You For
This course prepares participants to work as orofacial myology providers; however, completion of this course does not make them eligible to be called Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM®️), even if they are in the process of becoming one.
Course Learning Expectations - The Participant Will Be Able to:
Understand the history of myofunctional therapy and how this field began
Explain why myofunctional therapy exists
Identify the role of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM)
Identify the anatomy and physiology of the muscles of the face, tongue, and other related structures
Demonstrate the ability to identify myofunctional disorders
Define myofunctional therapy
Master and perform the assessment and treatment of myofunctional disorders
Write treatment goals that are achievable and measurable
Perform and appreciate the hierarchy of treatment intervention
Describe the rationale behind the treatment hierarchy
Demonstrate understanding of the importance of mutual referral
Demonstrate understanding of the importance of teamwork
Identify the best time to begin myofunctional treatment
Identify the appropriate time for discharge
Master and abide by the policies, bylaws, and professional code of conduct of the IAOM
Describe and understand how to become an IAOM member
Identify the key elements of a successful practice
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)
3.0 ASHA CEUs.
ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Mohamed A. Mohamed, Ph.D.
CCC-SLP, C-SLP, Reg. CASLPO
Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM®️)
Dr. Mohamed A. Mohamed holds a master’s degree in Speech–Language Pathology, a master’s degree in psychology, and Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He practices as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified Orofacial Myologist®️, and is the founder and owner of the Swallowing, Voice & Speech Rehab (SVS) clinic in Mississauga, Ontario which opened in 2010. He has worked in a variety of settings in the United States and Canada, was a professional practice leader at Humber River Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, and was appointed to the board of the swallowing and swallowing disorders committee for the ASHA convention held in Philadelphia in 2010.
Dr. Mohamed’s clinical areas of interest are swallowing disorders, voice disorders, and myofunctional therapy. He loves to work with patients who are on tube feeding to help wean them from tube to oral feeding. Mohamed is the author of Feeding the Dysphagic Patient (2005) and co-author of Treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders: Muscle & Exercise Manual (2021).
Mohamed is founder of Swallowing, Voice and Speech Rehab (SVS).
Receives royalties for book sales.
Receives income from his training and clinical practice.