EDUCATING PROFESSIONALS OF VARYING BACKGROUNDS
The orofacial complex is here to help educate professionals of varying backgrounds by providing: workshops and seminars, product information, publications, and associated issues related to the evolution of dysfunction of the orofacial complex. This coursework and associated materials have been designed to help the professional understand the philosophy behind myofunctional disorders and facilitate a better understanding of appropriate starting points for intervention based on a systematic hierarchy. Information has been designed for professionals the ability to achieve a higher standard of care by giving them one more tool for their therapeutic toolbox.
GOAL OF THE COURSE
This course will provide the participant a comprehensive understanding of the foundations in orofacial myology. Parameters will include developmental anatomy/physiology, dental, speech, medical etiologies, diagnostics, treatment planning, habit elimination, ethical scope of practice considerations and the didactic interaction of the orofacial complex from birth.
2020 DATES & LOCATIONS
February 19-22, 2020 Calabassas, California (COURSE FULL please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for waitlist)
May 20-23, 2020 San Jose, CA.
July 21-24, 2020 Beaverton, Oregon
November 5-8, 2020 TBD
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This program is offered for up to 2.8 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate level, Professional area)
KRISTIE GATTO MA, CCC-SLP, COM
Kristie K Gatto, MA, CCC-SLP, COM, is the current owner of The Speech and Language Connection in Houston, Texas. Her clinicial focus in orofacial myology has been associated with feeding, trauma, cranial nerve deficits, swallowing, aversion and behavioral feeding disorders, apraxia, phonological processing deficits, tongue thrusting, and associated deficits in dental occlusion, orthodontic relapse, and craniofacial abnormalities.
Ms. Gatto obtained certification in the field of Orofacial Myology in 2011. Since that time, she has facilitated direct clinical relationships to promote collaboration of treatment for her patients with hospital-based teams, oral & maxillofacial surgeons, neurologists, neuromuscular dentists, otolaryngologists, orthodontists, pediatric dentists, and pediatricians.
Ms. Gatto is renown by her colleagues for presentations promoting professional treatment and understanding of the orofacial complex.
Financial disclosures: Ms. Gatto receives monetary fees for speaking. Additionally, materials provided consist of books that were created as a for-profit means.
Non-Financial disclosures: Ms. Gatto is the Immediate Past President for the IAOM and on the Board of directors for AAPPSPA.
Amanda Moore Chastain MA, CCC-SLP, COM
Amanda Moore Chastain, MA, CCC-SLP, COM®
Amanda Chastain is an ASHA (American Speech-Language Hearing Association) certified and Kentucky licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with specific focus in the areas of Orofacial Myology and Pediatric Feeding. She is a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM®) through The International Association of Orofacial Myology. As the owner and director of The Speech Network Pediatric Feeding and Orofacial Myology Clinic in Lexington KY, she dedicates her focus of practice to infants and toddlers with feeding difficulties as well as teens and adults with orofacial myofunctional deficits. Amanda is currently the President of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM), is an approved IAOM instructor and provides trainings for infant and toddler feeding through her GoMAP (Guided Oral Movements with Active Patterning) Program.
Financial: Amanda Chastain is also the owner and a treating clinician with The Speech Network in Lexington, KY, as well as an instructor for the International Association of Orofacial Myology for which she is paid.
Non-financial: Amanda Chastain is the current President of the International Association of Orofacial Myology, a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and actively involved in her community providing speaking engagements for moms and families of patients with oromyofunctional dysfunction and feeding difficulties.
Kristie is an amazing teacher who takes her time to present the information in a very concise but simple way to understand. She is open to questions and really is attune to the student’s needs and levels of learning.
The IAOM is a partnership of professionals, educators, and colleagues who take great pride in their contributions to the field of orofacial myology