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“Thumb Class” is in Session

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Shari Green, COM®

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“Thumb Class” is in Session

Discover the innovative program that has successfully helped thousands of children and adults remediate their digit sucking behavior for decades.

Poster Session

All the forms about the poster session requirements and paperwork needed for you to submit poster proposals for the 2019 IAOM Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana Sept. 20-22 are here. (see download buttons below)

We hope you will be able to attend the convention if you are submitting posters, but note that it is not mandatory to have your posters displayed and even presented. The deadline for poster proposal submissions is May 1st, at which time it will be evaluated by a blind review team and authors will be notified about the acceptance of their posters and if they will also be invited to present their posters, before the end of June.…

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Certified Members – $175
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Honorary Member: $100

To pay by check or money order please mail to:
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ATTN: JENN ASHER, EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR
P.O. Box 2352
Sequim, WA USA 98382

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please contact the IAOM office at:
Phone: (360) 912-4547
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IAOM ANNUAL CONVENTION

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders A-Z

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Jan 21 – Jan 24 all-day Online

Instructor: Christine Stevens Mills & Keisha Nolan

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Feb 25 – Feb 28 all-day Online

Instructor: Christine Stevens Mills & Keisha Nolan

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Mar 18 – Mar 21 all-day Online

Instructor: Christine Stevens Mills & Keisha Nolan

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Apr 15 – Apr 18 all-day Online

Instructor: Christine Stevens Mills & Keisha Nolan

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May 20 – May 23 all-day Online

Instructor: Christine Stevens Mills & Keisha Nolan

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Oct 7 – Oct 10 all-day metro detroit area

Instructor: Christine Stevens Mills & Keisha Nolan

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Christine Mills, SLP, COM™

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Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders A-Z

CEU: IAOM, AGD, ASHA

This introductory course will provide participants with a foundation for critical thinking in which the participant can then assimilate the knowledge to develop a clinical awareness through examination of the orofacial complex and create an individualized therapeutic program for each patient.

Understanding the Orofacial Complex: The Evolution of Dysfunction

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Jan 27 – Jan 30 all-day Online Course

Instructors: Kristie Gatto

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Feb 17 – Feb 20 all-day Online Course

Instructors: Kristie Gatto

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Apr 7 – Apr 10 all-day Online Course

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Jun 16 – Jun 19 all-day Cleveland

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Aug 12 – Aug 15 all-day New Jersey

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Nov 2 – Nov 5 all-day Pennsylvania

Instructors: Kristie Gatto

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Kristie Gatto, MA, CCC-SLP, COM™

Understanding the Orofacial Complex: The Evolution of Dysfunction

CEU: IAOM, ASHA, AGD

This course will provide the participant a comprehensive understanding of the foundations in orofacial myology.

Orofacial Myology: Making the Connection Cert. Pre-Req

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Mar 2 – Mar 5 all-day Kansas City, Missouri

Instructors: Mary Billings and Dianah Davidson

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Apr 13 – Apr 16 all-day Kansas City, Missouri

Instructors: Mary Billings and Dianah Davidson

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Nov 3 – Nov 5 all-day Kansas City, Missouri

Instructors: Mary Billings and Dianah Davidson

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Mary Billings MS, CCC-SLP, COM™

Dianah Davidson BS, RDH, COM™

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Orofacial Myology: Making the Connection Cert.

Orofacial Myology: From Basics to Habituation

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Sandra Holtzman, M.S., CCC-SLP, COM™

Becky Ellsworth, AAS, RDH, BS, COM™

Orofacial Myology: From Basics to Habituation

CEU: IAOM, AGD, ASHA

We are an accredited provider of continuing education for SLPs and Dental professionals. We prepare you for the International Certification process and beyond through our 28 hour approved course, OROFACIAL MYOLOGY: From Basics to Habituation. The course include the “Myo-Manual”, a detailed evaluation and treatment program as well as startup supplies.

Tongue Thrust and Beyond: A Myofunctional Therapy Course

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Mar 11 – Mar 14 all-day Online

Instructor: Mohamed A Mohamed

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May 6 – May 9 all-day Chicago

Instructor: Mohamed A Mohamed

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Jun 17 – Jun 20 all-day Canada

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Sep 9 – Sep 12 all-day Sweden

Instructor: Mohamed A Mohamed

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Dec 2 – Dec 5 all-day Online

Instructor: Mohamed A Mohamed

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2017 IJOM

In this issue of : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OROFACIAL MYOLOGY
2017 VOLUME 43

Please find the follow articles:

  • REMEDIATING ABNORMAL ORAL CAVITY MOTOR STRATEGIES IN A HORN PLAYER USING RT-MRI: A CASE STUDY
  • DEVIATION OF THE MANDIBULAR LABIAL FRENUM AS RELATED TO SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS (TMDS)
  • DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTERIZED METHOD FOR MASTICATORY PATTERN ASSESSMENT
  • A SUBMERGED TOOTH POSSIBLY CAUSED BY BITING ON A TRACHEAL TUBE IN HOSPITAL DUE TO CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE IN CHILDHOOD
  • EFFECT OF MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY ON OROFACIAL FUNCTIONS AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN INDIVIDUALS UNDERGOING ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY

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2016 IJOM

In this issue of : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OROFACIAL MYOLOGY
2016 VOLUME 42

Please find the follow articles:

  • VALIDATION OF THE LINGUAL FRENULUM PROTOCOL FOR INFANTS
  • THE EFFECT OF JAW POSITION ON PERCEPTUAL AND ACOUSTIC CHARACTERISTICS OF SPEECH
  • THE INFLUENCE OF LEXICAL FACTORS ON VOWEL DISTINCTIVENESS: EFFECTS OF JAW POSITIONING
  • CLINICAL COLUMN: INCLUSION OF OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL DISORDERS CONTENT FOR COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS STUDENTS
  • POSTER 1: REST POSITION OF THE TONGUE IN INFANTS WITH AND WITHOUT LINGUAL FRENULUM ALTERATION
  • POSTER 2: POSTERIOR LINGUAL FRENULUM AND BREASTFEEDING
  • POSTER 3: THE ACOUSTIC ANALYSIS OF VOWEL PRODUCTIONS PRE- AND POST- LINGUAL FRENECTOMY
  • POSTER 4: MULTITASKING PROPERTIES OF SOME OROFACIAL MUSCLES
  • POSTER 5: NO PAIN NO GAIN- THE COM’S ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO LASER FRENECTOMY WOUND CARE
  • TRIBUTE TO MARJORIE L.

2015 IJOM

In this issue of : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OROFACIAL MYOLOGY
2015 VOLUME 41

Please find the follow articles:

  • ORAL AND ORAL PREPARATORY PHASE OF SWALLOWING IN CHILDREN WITH TONSIL HYPERTROPHY: VIDEO FLUOROSCOPY STUDY
  • RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ORAL CHARACTERISTICS AND EATING/SWALLOWING FUNCTIONS IN PATIENTS WITH RETT SYNDROME OF VARIOUS AGES
  • RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LIP-CLOSING FORCE AND THREE DIMENSIONAL LIP MORPHOLOGY IN ADULTS WITH STRAIGHT FACIAL PROFILE
  • SAFETY STUDY OF A DEVICE DESIGNED TO BE USED AS ADJUVANT THERAPEUTIC RESOURCE TO TRADITIONAL SPEECH THERAPY – APRELI DAEMON (AD)
  • CLINICAL COLUMN: USING EATING AND DRINKING IN YOUR THERAPY PROGRAM TO ACHIEVE HABITUATION
  • TRIBUTE TO BILL ZICKEFOOSE
  • IJOM: BIBLIOGRAPHY 1975 – 2014

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2014 IJOM

In this issue of : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OROFACIAL MYOLOGY
2014 VOLUME 40

Please find the follow articles:

  • FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE OF THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OROFACIAL MYOLOGY (IJOM): THE FACE OF THE IAOM
  • A REVIEW OF ELECTRICAL STIMULATION AND ITS EFFECT ON LINGUAL, LABIAL AND BUCCAL MUSCLE STRENGTH
  • THE MASTICATORY SYSTEM OF THE OBESE: CLINICAL AND ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC EVALUATION
  • THE ESSENTIAL ROLE OF THE COM IN THE MANAGEMENT OF SLEEPDISORDERED BREATHING: A LITERATURE REVIEW AND DISCUSSION
  • MAXIMUM PROTRUSIVE TONGUE FORCE IN HEAL THY YOUNG ADULTS

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2013 IJOM

In this issue of : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OROFACIAL MYOLOGY
2013 VOLUME 39

Please find the follow articles:

  • NEGATIVE PRESSURE AND MUSCLE ACTIVITY DURING DISCRETE SIPS FROM HIGH RESISTANCE STRAWS
  • EFFECTS OF BODY POSITION AND SEX GROUP ON TONGUE PRESSURE GENERATION
  • MANDIBULAR ANGLE AND CORONOID PROCESS FRACTURE SECONDARY TO OROFACIAL DYSTONIA: REPORT OF A CASE
  • ELECTROPALATOGRAPHY AS AN ADJUNCT TO NONSPEECH OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL DISORDER ASSESSMENTS: A FEASIBILITY STUDY
  • CASE HISTORY: IMPROVED MAXILLARY GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FOLLOWING DIGIT SUCKING ELIMINATION AND OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY
  • VIDEOFLUOROSCOPY OF THE ORAL PHASE OF SWALLOWING IN EIGHT TO TWELVE YEARS OLD CHILDREN
    WITH DENTAL MALOCCLUSION
  • CEPHALOMETRIC EVALUATION OF THE AIRWAY SPACE AND HEAD POSTURE IN CHILDREN WITH NORMAL AND ATYPICAL DEGLUTITION: CORRELATIONS STUDY

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2012 IJOM

In this issue of : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OROFACIAL MYOLOGY
2012 VOLUME 38

Please find the follow articles:

  • RESEARCH AND CLINICAL FINDINGS- A WHOLISTIC VIEW
  • BASIC DENTAL INFORMATION NEEDED FOR THE OFM INITIAL OCCLUSAL EVALUATION
  • THE “INTERDISCIPLINARY OROFACIAL EXAMINATION PROTOCOL FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS”:
    A RESOURCE FOR THE INTERDISCIPLINARY ASSESSMENT OF THE STOMATOGNATIC SYSTEM
  • A ONE-PAGE OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT FORM: A PROPOSAL
  • MBGR PROTOCOL OF OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL EVALUATION WITH SCORES
  • SAMPLE OF A CLIENT INTAKE INFORMATION PROTOCOL: A SYNOPSIS AND RATIONALE
  • LINGUAL FRENULUM PROTOCOL
  • LINGUAL FRENULUM PROTOCOL WITH SCORES FOR INFANTS

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2011 IJOM

In this issue of : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OROFACIAL MYOLOGY
2011 VOLUME 37

Please find the follow articles:

  • INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF OROFACIAL MYOLOGY HISTORY: ORIGIN ~ BACKGROUND ~ CONTRIBUTORS
  • MYTHS THAT PERSIST ABOUT OROFACIAL MYOLOGY
  • INFLUENCE OF MANDIBULAR MORPHOLOGY ON THE HYOID BONE IN ATYPICAL DEGLUTITION: A CORRELATIONAL STUDY
  • STANDARDIZATION OF THE REGISTRATION AND ANALYSIS OF MASTICATION: PROPOSAL FOR CLINICAL APPLICATION
  • FEEDING THERAPY FOR CHILDREN WITH FOOD REFUSAL
  • HORNS, WHISTLES, BITE BLOCKS, AND STRAWS:
    A REVIEW OF TOOLS/OBJECTS USED IN ARTICULATION THERAPY BY VAN RIPER AND OTHER TRADITIONAL THERAPISTS

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2010 IJOM

In this issue of : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OROFACIAL MYOLOGY
2010 VOLUME 36

Please find the follow articles:

  • SUBMENTAL MUSCLE TISSUE COMPLIANCE DURING RELAXATION, CONTRACTION, AND AFTER TONE-MODIFICATION INTERVENTIONS
  • A LATERAL CEPHALOMETRIC X-RAY STUDY OF SELECTED VERTICAL DIMENSIONS IN CHILDREN WITH ATYPICAL DEGLUTITION
  • SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY FINDINGS IN PATIENTS WITH MOUTH BREATHING: MULTIDISCIPLINARY DIAGNOSIS ACCORDING TO ETIOLOGY
  • QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF TONGUE PROTRUSION FORCE
  • CONFIRMATIONAL STUDY: A POSITIVE-BASED THUMB AND FINGER SUCKING ELIMINATION PROGRAM
  • POSTER: 153 RESULTS AND EFFICIENCY OF THE OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL TREATMENT – LONGITUDINAL STUDY
  • POSTER: 89 COMPARISON BETWEEN FORCES EXERTED BY LIPS AND TONGUE
  • POSTER 106 RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TONGUE AND BITE FORCE AND CHEWING EFFICIENCY IN HEALTHY YOUNG ADULTS
  • POSTER 149 OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS OF SOFT PALATE AND TONGUE POSITION IN RELATION TO THE OSSEOUS BASES CHARACTERISTICS
  • POSTER 32 DIGITAL VIDEOFLUOROSCOPY: IMPORTANCE, REACHES, AND REPERCUSSIONS IN THERAPEUTICS OF ADULT PATIENTS WITH CLASS II AND III ANGLE´S MALOCCLUSION
  • POSTER 131 ASSOCIATION BETWEEN NON-NUTRITIVE SUCKING HABITS AND PALATAL DEPTH
  • POSTER 158 ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC INDICES OF MASTICATION IN HEALTHY WOMEN AND MEN
  • POSTER 166 CORRELATION BETWEEN SUBJECTIVE AND OBJECTIVE EVALUATION OF THE TONGUE
  • POSTER 88 CASE STUDY OF OROFACIAL PAIN AND TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDERS: WORKING IN A TEAM?

2009 IJOM

In this issue of : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OROFACIAL MYOLOGY
2009 VOLUME 35

Please find the follow articles:

  • DID YOU KNOW? A QUESTION AND ANSWER DIALOGUE FOR THEOROFACIAL MYOLOGIST
  • CLINICAL AND ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC STUDY OF LATERAL PREFERENCE IN MASTICATION IN PATIENTS WITH LONG-STANDING PERIPHERAL FACIAL PARALYSIS
  • LIP-CLOSING FUNCTION OF ELDERLY PEOPLE DURING INGESTION: COMPARISON WITH YOUNG ADULTS
  • QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF THE OROFACIAL MORPHOLOGY:ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS IN HEALTHY AND MOUTH-BREATHING CHILDREN
  • CONCOMITANT TRICHOTILLO MANIA CESSATION AND THUMB-SUCKING ELIMINATION:OF COURSE, THEY’RE RELATED…AREN’T THEY?
  • POSITION STATEMENT REGARDING: APPLIANCE USE FOR ORAL HABIT PATTERNS
  • POSITION STATEMENT REGARDING: OROFACIAL MYOLOGIST PROVIDING CLINICAL SERVICES VIA TELEPRACTICE: POSITION STATEMENT

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2008 IJOM

In this issue of : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OROFACIAL MYOLOGY
2008 VOLUME 34

Please find the follow articles:

  • A RETROSPECTIVE AND PROSPECTIVE VIEW OF OROFACIAL MYOLOGY
  • INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT PROCEDURES IN OROFACIAL MYOLOGY
  • TONGUE LIP AND JAW DIFFERENTIATION AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL TREATMENT
  • SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN: FIXED INTRA ORAL HABIT APPLIANCES FOR TREATING CHILDHOOD THUMB SUCKING HABITS: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

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2007 IJOM

In this issue of : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OROFACIAL MYOLOGY
2007 VOLUME 33

Please find the follow articles:

  • TONGUE CONTROL FOR SPEECH AND SWALLOWING IN HEALTHY YOUNGER AND OLDER SUBJECTS
  • THE EFFECTS OF OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY COMBINED WITH AN OCCLUSAL SPLINT ON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS IN A MAN WITH TMD-HYPERMOBILITY: CASE STUDY
  • PROMOTING HEALTH LITERACY WITH OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL PATIENTS
  • MOTHERS’ ATTITUDE TOWARD DIGIT SUCKING HABITS IN CHILDREN OF UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
  • TWENTY-TWO FUNDAMENTAL METHODS OF JAW, LIP, AND TONGUE FACILITATION

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