Workshop

2021 Fall Workshops

October 16, 2021
Virtual Conference
Registration

MSHA Members: $95
Non-Members: $165

Online Registration (with credit card payment)

Presenters

Carmen Rathert, MS, CCC-SLP,COM®, Chatterbox SpeechTherapy,LLC
Carmen received both of her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Central Missouri (2003, 2005) and received her Certification in Orofacial Myology (COM®) in 2019.Carmen has been a speech-language pathologist for 16 years and enjoys providing speech-language services to the pediatric population. In 2015 she opened her private practice, Chatterbox Speech Therapy, LLC, in her home town of Clinton, Missouri. Quickly, the practice grew from one SLP to 10 SLPs and three SLP-As, and an additional location in Knob Noster, Missouri, in 2021. Carmen enjoys working one-on-one with children and their families through her private practice. By pursing her certification of orofacial myology (COM®), Carmen believes she is truly able to treat the root causes of many speech and feeding disorders.

Financial Disclosure: Carmen Rathert is receiving an honorarium from MSHA for her presentation.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Carmen Rathert does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Dr. Klaire Brumbaugh, Fontbonne University- Kansas City
Klaire is the clinical director of clinical education at Fontbonne University- Kansas City campus. She received her doctorate of clinical science in speech-language pathology from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah, and she is currently enrolled in a doctorate of education degree in high impact instruction. Klaire holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed by the Missouri Board of Healing Arts.

Financial Disclosure: Klaire Brumbaugh is receiving an honorarium from MSHA for her presentation.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Klaire Brumbaugh does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Katie Threlkeld, MS, CCC-SLP, University of Missouri
Katie is a speech-language pathologist and a doctoral student in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Missouri. Her clinical specialties are in aural rehabilitation, AAC, and neurogenic communication disorders. Her research interests are in neurogenic communication disorders.

Financial Disclosure: Katie Threlkeld is receiving an honorarium from MSHA for her presentation.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Katie Threlkeld does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Elizabeth Lang, MS, CCC-SLP, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Elizabeth has nine years of professional experience and has spent the last four and a half years with St. Louis Children’s Hospital where she works with AAC, ASD, Apraxia and feeding/swallowing. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Missouri and is Vital Stim certified and PROMPT trained.

Financial Disclosure: Elizabeth Lang is receiving an honorarium from MSHA for her presentation.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Elizabeth Lang does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Kristen Olsen, MS, CCC-SLP, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Kristen completed her undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University and her masters at Rush University. Kristen has been a clinician for ten years. She currently works at St. Louis Children’s Hospital evaluating and treating swallowing and feeding with infants, toddlers, and school age patients. She has completed certification in SOS, Beckman oral motor and EFS.

Financial Disclosure: Kristen Olsen is receiving an honorarium from MSHA for her presentation.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Kristen Olsen does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Workshop Schedule

8:00 am - 10:00 am - Session 1 - OMG! What’s OMD? An Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

Carmen Rathert, MS, CCC-SLP, COM®

This course introduces speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs). Participants of the course will be able to define and identify OMDs, understand the impact of OMDs on facial growth and development, and create understanding of the functional impacts on speech, breathing, and swallowing, and know who to refer and when. The presenter will share current research on OMDs and review case studies. The course will also discuss the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) and the path to become a certified orofacial myologist (COM®).

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Define Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
  • Identify the causes of OMDs
  • Describe the path to becoming a COM®

 

Time-Ordered Agenda
5 Minutes – Define OMDs
10 Minutes – Identify correct facial growth and development
5 Minutes – Identify correct resting posture of the tongue, lips, teeth, jaw, etc.
20 Minutes – Identify the causes of OMDs
30 Minutes – Discuss the impact of OMDs on facial growth and development as well as their impact on functional movements of the lips, tongue, jaw, etc. for speech, breathing and swallowing
10 Minutes – Discuss the roles of SLP, COM®, ENT, Orthodontist in identification of OMDs and treatment
30 Minutes – Review current research and case studies
10 Minutes – Outline the mission and goals of the IAOM and describe the path to becoming a COM®

Level of Learning: Intermediate

10:00 am - 10:15 am - BREAK

10:15 am - 12:15 pm - Session 2 - Expansion Points Intervention

Klaire Brumbaugh, ClinScD, CCC-SLP

During this session, the Expansion Points Intervention (EXP) will be described as it relates to assessment, goal selection and treatment hierarchy. EXP will be compared and contrasted to other interventions. Throughout the session, concepts will be reviewed such as manner categories, relevant theories and recommended dosage to treat speech sound disorders.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast Expansion Points Intervention (EXP) from other phonology treatments
  • Describe a method for target selection
  • Explain the EXP treatment hierarchy

Time-Ordered Agenda
10 Minutes – Introduction
10 Minutes – Phonology theories
10 Minutes – Components of common phonological interventions
10 Minutes – Broad description of EXP
30 Minutes – Assessment procedures and target selection
20 Minutes – Hierarchy of intervention
10 Minutes – Current evidence
10 Minutes – Demonstration

Level of Learning: Intermediate

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm - BREAK

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Session 3 - Aural Rehab for Cochlear Implants

Katie Threlkeld, MS, CCC-SLP

Aural (re)habilitation (AR) refers to the assessment and management of hearing loss. For those who receive a cochlear implant, it takes collaboration between several providers (e.g., ENT, audiology, neuropsychology, speech-language pathology) to determine candidacy and identify a plan of care for a patient. There are several factors that impact assessment, treatment, and long-term management of an individual’s AR status. This presentation aims to provide an overview of AR assessment and intervention across the lifespan.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the audiologist and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in aural rehabilitation
  • Describe the components of aural rehabilitation assessment
  • 3Identify intervention strategies and goals for aural rehabilitation patients across the lifespan

Time-Ordered Agenda
20 Minutes – Introduction to AR
20 Minutes – Pediatric AR assessment
20 Minutes – Pediatric AR intervention
20 Minutes – Pediatric AR in the schools
20 Minutes – Adult AR assessment
20 Minutes – Adult AR intervention

Level of Learning: Intermediate

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm - BREAK

3:15 pm - 5:15 pm - Session 4 - How to Cross-Walk the MBS/FEES Report Into a Treatment Plan in the Schools or Outpatient Facility

Elizabeth Lang, MS, CCC-SLP, and Kristen Olsen, MS, CCC-SLP

This course will focus on the rationale behind completion of both modified barium swallow studies (MBS) and flexible endoscopic evaluations (FEES) as well as how to implement recommendations obtained from MBS/FEES into the school or outpatient therapy clinic. Specific topics to be discussed will include appropriate referrals for an instrumental exam, interpreting the results of the MBS/FEES, developing patient specific goals, diet modifications and intervention plans based on results from the instrumental exam. We will also discuss ways to implement those recommendations within a school or outpatient facility. Case studies, sample reports and relevant research will be included to support learning.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe rationale for referring patients for a MBS or FEES
  • Identify criteria for advancing a patient’s diet within a clinical or school setting
  • Discuss how to translate the results of a MBS or FEES into a treatment plan within the clinical or school setting

Time-Ordered Agenda
5 Minutes – Review the rationale behind objective exams
10 Minutes – Define what is a MBS and what is learned from the study
10 Minutes – Define what is a FEES and what is learned from the evaluation
15 Minutes – Review sample MBS/FEES videos, reports and discuss what is documented
15 Minutes – Discuss how the results from the objective exams are translated into diet recommendations, goals and treatment plans
15 Minutes – Discuss how the recommendations can be applied at another outpatient facility
15 Minutes – Discuss how the recommendations can be applied at a school facility
20 Minutes – Review specific case studies
10 Minutes – Identify when a referral for an objective exam is appropriate
5 Minutes – Question

Level of Learning: Intermediate

5:15 pm - Adjourn

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