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Agenda &

April 19 & 20, 2024

Two-Day Symposium
(includes coffee/pastry, lunch, and snacks)


Regular Rate: $895

Early Bird Rate: $870 (until 12/31/2023)

CEU Registration in Process
for ASHA, AGD, and IAOM! 

(Scroll down for speakers and outcomes)


Friday, April 19

8:00 - 8:30:         **Check-in**
8:30 - 10:30:       Real World Myo: Navigating Clinical Decision Making, 
Points and Challenges
10:30 - 10:45:     **BREAK**
10:45 - 12:15:      Putting the Fun in MyoFUNctional Therapy
12:15 - 1:15:          **LUNCH (Provided)**
1:15 - 2:15:             Integrative Myofunctional Therapy: Using Yoga and Breath 
to Support Therapeutic Outcomes
2:15 - 3:15:           Touching the Cranial Nerves: An Interactive Journey
3:15 - 3:30:          **BREAK**
3:30 - 5:00:         Touching the Cranial Nerves (cont.)

Saturday, April 20

8:00 - 8:30:          Check-in
8:30 - 10:30:      
You Can't Bre
athe If There Is No Room: An Introduction to                            
Craniofacial/Airway Development for the Child/Teen/Adult
10:30 - 10:45:    **BREAK**
10:45 – 11:45:    You Can't Breathe If There Is No Room (cont.)
11:45 - 12:45:      **LUNCH (Provided)**
12:45 – 3:15:        Best Face Forward: Facial growth an
d development from a
                                       myofunctional perspective
3:15 - 3:30:           **BREAK**
3:30 - 5:00:          From Clinician to CEO: Embracing your new role

Speakers and Outcomes

DAY ONE: Friday, April 19


Real World Myo: Navigating Clinical Decision Making, Stuck Points and Challenges

1. Identify 3 common compensations and strategies to address them,
2. List 3 ways to improve patient carryover/habituation,
3. List 3 reasons it may be difficult for a patient to gain lingual palatal suction


Putting the Fun in Myofunctional Therapy

  1. List at least three hacks that target lip competence and nasal breathing

  2. List at least three hacks that target proper tongue posture

  3. List at least two hacks that target habituation 

  4. Describe how to use games in myofunctional therapy

SPEAKER: Catherine Kadechka CCC-SLP, RYT-200

Integrative Myofunctional Therapy: Using Yoga and Breath work to Support Therapeutic Outcomes

1. Explain the relationships between anatomy, posture, and alignment of the body in maintaining orofacial change

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the nervous system and fascial network

3. Apply simple yoga postures and movements, as well as breathwork techniques, to support myofunctional therapy

SPEAKERS: Suzanne Ducharme MacFarlane CCC-SLP, CST Practitioner

 & Karese Laguerre CRDH, MAS

Touching the Cranial Nerves: An Interactive Journey

1. Discuss the role of cranial nerve stimulation in an advanced myofunctional therapy program. 

2. State 3 ways to assess cranial nerve function in clients of all ages.

3. State 3 techniques for treating specific cranial nerves for children and adults. 

4. State 2 ways that Craniosacral Therapy can be used to support cranial nerve function. 

DAY TWO: Saturday, April 20

SPEAKER: Dr. Hal Stewart DDS, FACD

You Can't Breathe If There Is No Room: An Introduction to Craniofacial/Airway Development for the Child/Teen/Adult

1. Understanding the comorbidities associated with SRBD in children, teens and adults

2. The importance of The Diagnosis: There are different ways to treat, but there is only ONE correct diagnosis

3. Knowing the key team member - The Myofunctional Therapist: Myofunctional therapy is is a must in all of these cases

4. Assessment and diagnosis of ankyloglassia

5. Growing the jaws: There is no one magic device or procedure...assess, diagnose and use the orthotic or procedure that is the very best for that patient and their needs

6. Begin with the end in mind when creating a treatment plan

7. The importance of the in-office team

8. The importance of the collaborative team

SPEAKER: Angie Lehman RDH, COM

Best Face Forward: Facial growth and development from a myofunctional perspective

1.  Understand the basics of craniofacial growth and development

2.  Recognize the subtle facial changes that occur with OMDs

3. Interpret the changes in oral rest posture that lead to specific changes in craniofacial growth


From Clinician to CEO: Embracing your new role

1. Discover and instill the CEO mindset while still loving your therapist role

2.Create and keep the right culture YOU want in your practice, even when you’re not always there to enforce it

3. Understand the value of the services you provide

4. Know what/who you need to support you and what/ who you don’t need on your team

5. How to transition to a smaller caseload so you can spend time cultivating your business

6. Identify and reach your personal and business goals

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CEU Information Coming Soon!

This course is offered for
1.35 ASHA CEUs 

(Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

Offered for 13.5 hours of CE
Registration Form


Please fill out this entire form to register for the Symposium

The following fields are REQUIRED even if you are not reporting to ASHA/AGD. For the number field, please enter something, even if you do not have a number, so you can submit your registration. NOTE: Everyone will receive a Certificate of Completion for the Symposium

Do you want your credits reported to ASHA/AGD?
How will you attend (this can change later if needed)?

(ASHA CEUs will be AVAILABLE for recording too!) 

If you need to register more than ONE person, please email for assistance.

Thank you for registering. See you there!

April 19-20, 2024

Two-Day Symposium
(includes coffee/pastry, lunch, and snacks)

(save and additional $20 by selecting manual payment during checkout to pay by check!)

Rate: $895

Early Bird Rate: $870
(until 12/31/2023)

Disclosures, Cancellations, Substitutions

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

Financial Disclosures

  • Lindsey Doyle, Karen Masters, Dawn Moore, and Kimberly White have a financial interest in The MyoSphere as organizers and sponsors. 

  • Kimberly White receives an honorarium for presenting.

Non-Financial Disclosures

  • The organizers/sponsors named above have professional and personal relationships with each other and speakers.

Cancellation Policy for Participants

No refunds. If participants are unable to attend in person, they will have the following options:
1.  Watch the LIVE course on the day(s) of the Symposium. 

2. Watch the on-demand (recorded) version of the Symposium, with access for TWO WEEKS. ​

Cancellation Policy 

If Expressions Seminars (ASHA CEU Provider) or a Collaborative Partner (The MyoSphere) has to COMPLETELY cancel the Symposium due to public health crisis, 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. All attempts will be made to present a virtual Symposium. 

Participants will have the option of attending in-person on the future date or viewing the Symposium virtually or through an on-demand recording after the Symposium. 


Expressions Seminars or Collaborative Partners (The MyoSphere) reserve the right to substitute speakers in the event a speaker is unable to present due to the reasons stated above in the cancellation policy. 

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