orofacial myofunctional therapy, speech-language pathology, training, university education
This article provides information on the need felt by speech-language pathologists for training in orofacial myofunctional phenomena. Results of a survey indicate 97.7% of respondents felt training is necessary, while only 7.9% felt their training was adequate. ASHA position statements regarding orofacial myology are reviewed. ASHA and IAOM suggested competencies are also included.
Pierce, R., & Taylor, P. (2001). Rationale for including orofacial myofunctional therapy in university training programs, International Journal of Orofacial Myology, 27 (1), 24-32.