Locations: Madrid - ValenciaHours: SD
Qualification: Master in Myofunctional Therapy issued by ISEP
AboutMyofunctional therapy is one of the applications of speech therapy oriented to the healing of alterations related to the functionality of the muscles. Nowadays, it is considered one of the most advanced therapies and with the greatest demand.
Its application can be either active, with voluntary participation of the patient itself, or passive, with application of different techniques and maneuvers by the therapist. There are many applications in both children and adults: atypical swallowing, mouth breathing, neurological or neuromuscular pathologies, dysphagia, previous and / or subsequent to reconstructive plastic surgery, TCE, etc.
The need for training is detected in the absence of information on the incidence of myofunctional orofacial disorders and other deglutition disorders, as well as the lack of knowledge of the therapy. With this master's you will acquire the necessary knowledge to analyse the different normal and pathological orofacial behaviors of the structures that intervene in the basic functions (respiration, chewing, swallowing, speech) and design an individualized myofunctional intervention plan for each pathology by deepening, expanding of knowledge, development of skills and research production.Master's Programme in Myofunctional TherapyModule 1: Concept of myofunctional therapy. Theoretical frameworks and fields of application. Anatomy and physiology. Morphophysiology of the TMJ, shoulder girdle and skull. Biomechanics, handling and palpation.
Module 2: Myofunctional assessment and classification of swallowing disorders. Case analysis.
Module 3: Muscle chains. Approach of the patient according to his morphotype. Manual analytical stretching and active global stretching.
Module 4: Pediatric dental clinical examination. Orthodontic appliances.
Module 5: Speech therapy intervention in functional disorders; mouth breathing, atypical swallowing. Procedures and materials. Case analysis.
Module 6: Application of Myofunctional Therapy in speech and language disorders.
Module 7: Myofunctional approach to the preterm newborn.
Module 8: Craniofacial syndromes and lip-palatal fissures. Pathology, medical-surgical intervention and interdisciplinary referral. Speech therapy intervention in craniofacial syndromes.
Module 9: Intervention in neurodevelopmental disorders: cerebral palsy.
Module 10: Myofunctional intervention in genetic alterations. Down's Syndrome.
Module 11: Speech therapy and myofunctional intervention in neurological disorders: acquired and degenerative.
Module 12: Myofunctional intervention in dysphagia and in myofunctional disorders in cord paralysis, laryngectomies, tumors and reconstructive surgeries.
Module 13: Practical workshop on dysphagia and feeding.
Module 14: ISEP Lead. Develop your professional project and personal brand.
Module 15: Practice / Memory of practices.
Module 16: Final Master's Project.Director of the Master in Myofunctional TherapyMilagros Velasco. Teacher and speech therapist. Expert in voice rehabilitation, Myofunctional Therapy and SAACs (alternative and / or augmentative communication systems) and in Evaluation and Intervention in Specific Language Disorder. Speech therapist at the Cuenca Multiple Sclerosis Association (ADEMCU). Speech therapist and Director of the LEA-Logopedia centre.Competences of the Master in Myofunctional TherapyYou will master the techniques to explore, evaluate and diagnose possible alterations and will perform an effective myofunctional intervention.
You will identify and recognize the fundamental aspects of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.
You will design and establish an intervention program with an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates the most appropriate strategies.
You will interpret the results of a clinical diagnosis.
You will review, expand and put into practice different myofunctional intervention techniques in different pathologies.Recipients of the Master's Degree in Myofunctional TherapyThe Master in Myofunctional Therapy is aimed at graduates or graduates in specific fields with training in speech therapy through a postgraduate, master or diploma course.