THE TONGUE MATTERS: Orofacial Myology and Tethered Oral Tissues


Will be available on

SEPTEMBER 26, 2020

Expressions Seminars are practical, hands-on, use-the-next-day type of continuing education! 

No BORING, grad school-type seminars with little to no treatment application!

This course is offered for 0.7 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)
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COST:   $250




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In order to successfully complete the course, participants will be required to attend the entire course AND complete the following:


  1. Course Survey on Survey Monkey

  2. Knowledge Quiz: Multiple choice 10-questions quiz on Survey Monkey with a passing grade of 80% or higher. 


The link will be emailed to the participants within 24 hours of the end of the seminar.


(After completing this session, participants will be able to): 

  1. List three areas of focus in orofacial myology.

  2.  Describe three functions of the tongue and the “tongue thrust” myth. 

  3. Describe the potential impact of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) on speech and facial development. 

The Tongue Matters: Orofacial Myology and Speech-Language Pathology 

Participants will be given an overview of Orofacial Myology, a specialty within the field of Speech-Language Pathology. Orofacial Myologists treat Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) which focus on nasal breathing and appropriate resting postures of the tongue, lips, and jaw. Airway problems, sucking habits, tongue/lip ties, and the familiar “tongue thrust” disrupt natural resting postures. These disruptions are detrimental to facial and dental development which may cause problems with articulation of speech sounds. Participants will learn about the detailed case history obtained during a myofunctional evaluation and how OMDs can impact speech, feeding, chewing, swallowing, and breathing through interactive audience participation.  

Tethered Oral Tissues Overview 

Tongue Tie and Other Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs) are receiving attention due to children having difficulty with breastfeeding and the heightened awareness of facial health and development. Focus will be on tongue resting posture, mouth breathing, and possible speech delays that can occur from restricted tissue. Terminology and some classification systems will be discussed while highlighting need for a thorough functional assessment of range of motion. Clinical cases will be reviewed and expansive literature sources will be given for future study. 

(After completing this session, participants will be able to): 

  1. Describe limitations that can be seen with a swallowing, breastfeeding, and possibly, speech from uncorrected restrictions.

  2. Explain the reasons tongue tie corrections were decreased or eliminated.

  3. Describe the types of professionals involved in correcting restrictions.

Content Disclosure: This course focuses on orofacial myology, orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs), and tethered oral tissues (TOTs) in relation to speech-language pathology. Additional areas of discussion will include the professions of dentistry, sleep medicine, and lactation.


Financial and Nonfinancial Disclosures

Dawn Moore is the owner and founder of Expressions Speech, Language, and Myofunctional Center and Expressions Seminars.

  • Ownership interests in Expressions Speech, Language, and Myofunctional Center and Expressions Seminars.

  • Receives compensation from materials sold on website store at

  • Receives compensation from online seminars sold on seminar website:

  • Receives compensation from materials sold on Expressions Speech store on


Nonfinancial: No disclosures

The Fine Print


Cancellation Policy for Participants

Prior to 10 days preceding course: Participant can apply registration to a future course or online offering or the participant can request a refund of the registration less $75 fee which covers cost of administrative work.


Any cancellation within 10 calendar days of the course will credited for a future course or Expressions Seminar online offering.


Cancellation Policy for Expressions Seminars

If Expressions Seminars has to cancel the course due to inclement weather, illness, or family emergency, all participants will be notified via email used to register for the course and a future date will be selected.

If a participant cannot attend the new date, they will have the following options:

  1. Watch the on-demand version of the course (if there is one available) and have access for ONE WEEK.

  2. Accept a credit for a future seminar either online or in-person.

  3. Request a refund of registration fee.

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