Oral Motor Institute

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The OMI is established to publish monographs that demonstrate the evidence base of oral sensory and motor techniques for articulation, motor speech, and feeding treatment. Its mission is to contribute to the field of speech-language-hearing science by expanding our knowledge about the sensory and motor components of articulation, motor speech, and feeding development, disorders, assessment and treatment. Learn more...

The Oral Motor Institute was founded by Pam Marshalla, MA, CCC-SLP, and Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP, CMT, CIMI, in 2007, who found that the field of speech-language-hearing sciences was in need of more information on the evidence base of oral sensory and motor techniques for articulation, motor speech, and feeding treatment.

In 2014, Pam and Diane stepped down as Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors and nominated Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP, for the position of Board Chair.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that, in June, 2015, Pam Marshalla passed away after a long battle with leukemia. The OMI strives to honor her memory in all of our efforts. A message from our board chair, Robyn Merkel-Walsh:

Pam, my mentor and friend, left me a very important job to oversee. I want to assure all OMI subscribers that I have been working diligently over the past year months to carry on Pam's work and contributions to our field. While I will never be able to replace Pam, I am certainly going to try to make her proud! - Robyn

Steve Sacks, Board Member, has written a beautiful tribute to our beloved Pam Marshalla who founded the OMI

RECENT NEWS

ASHA Convention

Board Members Robyn Merkel-Walsh and Lori Overland were accepted to the ASHA Convention, 2018 in Boston MA.

  1. TOTs: A Hot Topic!
    1-hour seminar
    Topic Area: Innovations, Debates, and Hot Topics in the Discipline
    Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
    Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
    Location: CC/254B (Level 2)
    Session #: 1609
    Authors: Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC (presenting); Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP (presenting)

  2. SLP's Role in Post-Frenectomy Care for Children Who Present With Feeding Challenges
    Poster
    Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
    Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: CC/Hall C
    Session #: 7657
    Authors: Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC (presenting); Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP (not presenting)

NEW! Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

11 January 2019

Read the wonderful explanation of OMDs

Facebook

Our OMI Facebook page is doing quite well. Some of our posts have been shared with over 1500 viewers! Please like our page at: http://facebook.com/oralmotorinstitute

Courses and Products

The TOTs topic continues to emerge. Board Chair Robyn Merkel-Walsh and Board Member Lori Overland have just published a new text found on the Talk Tools site, and launched a complimentary course as well.

Pat Zimmerman Pine has created an excellent reference source for TOTs as well: https://musclesinharmony.com.

Dr. Richard Baxter has penned a book with his associates called "Tongue Tied."

Former Co-Chair Diane Bahr released a new book called "Feed Your Baby and Toddler Right." Follow Diane: http://www.agesandstages.net

UPCOMING CONVENTIONS AND WORKSHOPS

See upcoming conventions and workshops here.

LATEST MONOGRAPH

Self-Limited Diets in Children with a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Robyn Merkel-Walsh and Lori L. Overland | January 2016 | v54 n.1

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