Airway Apnea Orthodontics and OPT

This course is taught by TalkTools Instructor, Heather Vukelich and Dr. Brian Hockel, DDS and discusses typical vs. atypical jaw and mouth muscle development and how these impact the basics of life: speech, feeding -- and breathing -- with an emphasis on the Down syndrome population.

Online Videos
Multiple Resources
Active Community
One-on-One Mentorship
Online
CE Credits
Pediatric Dentistry

About the Course

E-learning Courses

Choose your course, watch the video, take the quiz, and receive your certificate!

What you get
  • ONLINE ONLY - online access to lecture videos, course workbook, certificate, and ASHA CEUs/AOTA CEUs
  • ONLINE + SUPPLIES - online access to lecture videos, course workbook, certificate, and ASHA CEUs/AOTA CEUs, plus course supplies and textbook as applicable per the course
  • ONLINE + SUPPLIES + DVD - includes everything above plus a DVD of the course to add to your resource library
  • GROUP RATE - special discount applies to a group of 5 learners and includes access to online course for 5 learners, 5 set of supplies and textbooks (as applicable per the course) and 1 course DVD

Users have 1 year to complete their courses from the date of purchase.

NOTE: Certain courses do not include supplies, textbooks or manuals.

Course Description

This course is taught by TalkTools Instructor, Heather Vukelich and Dr. Brian Hockel, DDS and discusses typical vs. atypical jaw and mouth muscle development and how these impact the basics of life: speech, feeding -- and breathing -- with an emphasis on the Down syndrome population.
Heather and Brian provide strategies and techniques for improved speech, feeding, breathing and sleeping -- from both the SLP perspective and the orthodontist perspective.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize the etiology of facial and airway growth, and the implications for sleep apnea.
  2. Apply OPT methods as part of overall treatment for speech and facial development.
  3. Demonstrate orthodontic approaches which affect speech, facial appearance and airway health.

Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® OPT resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

AGD Subject Codes: Orthodontics 60%, Pediatric Dentistry 10%, Special Patient Care 30%

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of the American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics (AAGO) and TalkTools. The AAGO is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit.

The current term of TalkTools approval extends from 4/7/20 to 12/31/20.

AAGO Provider ID #218350

0.3 FAGD/MAGD

Learning Options
  • Online ONLY for 1 learner -- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE (downloadable workbook)
  • Online + SUPPLIES for 1 learner --  ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE, plus the following supplies
  • 2-tongue depressors
  • 1-bubble tube with straw
  • 1-nose flute
  • 1-red bite blocks
  • 1-red chewy
  • 1-yellow chewy
  • Group Rate for 5 learners
  • ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE for 5 learners
  • 5 sets of SUPPLIES listed above
Instructors

Heather Vukelich, MS, CCC-SLP

Brian Hockel, DDS

Recommended Tools
  • bite blocks
  • bubble kit
  • horn kit
  • straw kit
  • maroon spoons
  • bite tube set
  • tongue lateralization and elevation tool

Course Content

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