Chatterton MyoProgram™ Credentialing Course

Learn to Use the Chatterton MyoProgram™  With Your Clients

More than Just a Certification

The Chatterton MyoProgram™ credentialing course offers 30 hours of specialized instruction to Speech-Language Pathologists and dental professionals. The course is aimed at providing participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively diagnose and remediate orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs).

The Chatterton MyoProgram™ course goes beyond just providing a therapy program.  It also equips participants with the tools to assess and address structural deficiencies of the orofacial complex and make skillful adjustments to best meet patient needs.  

Participants in the course will have access to extensive resources, including evaluation forms, clinician and client program materials, pre and post frenuloplasty protocols, and The Rule of Thumb! habit elimination program.  This course is an excellent opportunity to gain the essential skills and knowledge to expertly diagnose and treat OMDs.
The Chatterton MyoProgram™ course is not currently available to individuals practicing within 100 miles of Boise, Idaho.

You can learn about the course instructors and their disclosures HERE.

Join In-Person

Hybrid course includes 12 hours of pre recorded instruction and 2-day in-person course.

Upcoming dates

June 21 & 22 – Boise, Idaho
September 6 & 7 – Dallas, Texas –
6320 LBJ Freeway, Suite 228 Dallas, TX 75240




The MyoProgram™ credentialing is offered for 3.00 ASHA CEUs​​

Dental professionals will earn a certificate of completion for 30 hours of CE credits

The Intensive Orofacial Myofunctional Course Will Cover:

  • Structure and function of orofacial musculature
  • History of MyoProgram™ and the field of orofacial myology
  • Full orofacial myofunctional evaluation observation, review, and practice
  • Noxious oral habits
  • Tethered oral tissue classification, functional range of motion, and evaluation
  • The role orofacial myofunctional disorders play in airway and facial development
  • Barriers, causes, and characteristics of orofacial myofunctional disorders
  • Normal vs. abnormal dental occlusions
  • Characteristics of typical and atypical oral phase swallowing
  • Skills to modify and adapt therapy for your patient’s needs
  • Overview of the comprehensive and progressive orofacial myofunctional program, including detailed instruction and practice with tools to aid success

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define orofacial myofunctional disorders and related potential habit patterns
  • Explain the science behind and research on orofacial myofunctional therapy
  • Articulate barriers to orofacial myofunctional therapy
  • Identify basic anatomy and physiology of the orofacial complex
  • Demonstrate key components of a comprehensive orofacial myofunctional evaluation 
  • Describe the relationships between orofacial myofunctional disorders and speech, airway, breathing, chewing and swallowing
  • Conduct a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis of ankyloglossia (tongue-tie)
  • Provide clinical and practical application of a therapeutic program
  • Summarize the relationship between sleep disordered breathing and tongue restriction
  • List the benefits of myofunctional therapy prior to tongue-tie release
  • State the necessary components of a successful habit elimination program
  • Name the key goals of early orofacial myofunctional therapy and the target age group

Chatterton MyoProgram™ Course Agenda​

TIME                                             DESCRIPTION
7:30-7:45 Check-in and breakfast
7:45-10:45 Evaluation Process
10:45-11:00 BREAK
11:00–12:00 Evaluation Process
12:00-12:45 LUNCH
12:45-2:45 Evaluation Process and Live Evaluation
2:45-3:15 Paperwork Responsibilities and app enrollment
3:15-3:30 BREAK
3:30-4:30 Live Frenuloplasty
4:30-6:00 Chatterton Myo Program Exercises
TIME                                             DESCRIPTION
7:30-7:45 Check in and breakfast
7:45-10:15 Treatment Process
10:15-10:30 BREAK
10:30-12:00 Treatment Process
12:00-12:45 LUNCH
12:45-2:45 Continue Treatment Process and Follow Up Visits
2:45-4:15 Myofunctional Therapy and Tethered Oral Tissue
4:15-4:30 BREAK
4:30-5:30 Building your Network, Products, Resources
5:30-6:00 Course Questionnaire 

1 Introduction video
2. Introduction to Instructors
3 Credentialing Process, re-credentialing and use of the
4 Role and History
5 Introduction to the Field of Orofacial Myology
6 Facial Development
7 Swallowing Function
8 Tethered Oral Tissue
9 Anatomy of the Tongue
10 Therapy App Goal
11 Sleep Disordered Breathing
12 Rule of Thumb!
13 Teletherapy
14 Chatterton Mini Myo Program
15 Research Section
16 Role of the IBCLC
17 COFFT Webinar
18 Course Walkthrough

Frequently Asked Questions

What Qualifications Do You Need to be Eligible to Enroll in the Chatterton MyoProgram™ Course?

The MyoProgam™ course is open to Speech-Language Pathologists and Dental Professionals. You do not need any other certification prior to taking our course. The course is not available to individuals within 100 miles of the Center for Orofacial Myology, located in Boise, Idaho.

What is the process of completing the Chatterton TOM credentialing process?

The MyoProgram™ credentialing process is as follows:

  1. Watch 12 hours of pre-recorded instruction
  2. Attend the 2 day in-person Chatterton MyoProgram™ course
  3. Fill out and hand in the course evaluation form
  4. Complete and submit 5 essays
  5. Submit one case study from evaluation to the final follow up, including videos and accompanying documentation
  6. If either phase of the credentialing process is failed, resubmit necessary components
  7. Upon successful completion of the credentialing process you will earn your TOM credential
Can I Earn Continuing Education Credits for Taking the MyoProgram™?

Yes, the MyoProgram™ credentialing course is offered for 3.0 ASHA CEUs. Dental professionals will earn a certificate of completion for 30 hours of CE credits

Can I attend the course, but not pursue the TOM credential?

For Speech-Language Pathologists and Dental Hygienists, completing the TOM credentialing process is required.  For dentists who pursue the Chatterton MyoProgram for educational purposes, completing the TOM credentialing process is not required.  

What is your cancellation policy?

Chatterton Myo Courses™ reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable.

If Chatterton Myo Courses™ cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund.

Refunds will be made to the person or entity that paid for the event, and will be issued within 14 days following the cancellation of the course.

What is your refund policy?

Due to limited seating, you must submit your cancellation request at least 10 business days before your scheduled course. This gives us the opportunity to fill the vacated spot before the course begins. If you must cancel your course registration, we will refund your registration fee in full, provided that your cancellation request is submitted 10 or more business days prior to the course start date. Refunds will be processed within 14 days of the receipt of the cancellation request. If your cancellation request is submitted fewer than 10 business days prior to the course start date, you will forfeit the full course registration fee.

What if I need to make a complaint?

Chatterton Myo Courses™ is committed to providing an outstanding learning experience. We would like to know if you feel that your course was unsatisfactory in any way, however we can not provide refunds once the refund policy date has passed. We will take all suggestions seriously and implement them, as appropriate, into our future courses. We will continually strive to provide high quality learning experiences to all course participants.

What People Are Saying About Chatterton Myo Courses™

"I came into the Chatterton MyoProgram™ training with a background in tongue thrust therapy. Following the training, I realized how many gaps in knowledge I was truly missing. I left the training with a clear, sequenced, step by step protocol that can easily be implemented from evaluation to treatment. Completing this training has truly given me a passion for orofacial myofunctional disorders!"

Becky, MS, CCC-SLP

"I left Rian and Jaimee's training feeling assured that I can not only identify orofacial myofunctional disorders in my patients, but can also guide them through the steps in the Chatterton MyoProgram™. The resources and the client app are a true game changer for my practice."

Shelly, MS, CCC-SLP

"Chatterton MyoProgram™ sets the patient and therapist up for success. The program is straightforward and easy to individualize. The patient is allowed to learn at a comfortable pace, with modifications to ensure no task is too difficult. I have seen many patients make greater strides in 6 months than others who have been in therapy for years. This course has reignited my love for what I do."

Lyndsey, MS, CCC-SLP

"I want to thank you for the opportunity to participate in this course. I am a growing and better clinician because of what I have learned. I see behavior, anatomical, and functional differences with a new lens that has allowed me to be more accurate and effective with therapy. On a personal level, My 4-year-old had a posterior tie release and has been through the homework with me at home and sessions with my colleague. Experiencing the program from the perspective of a patient has increased my appreciation of the dramatic impact the program can make."

Sarah, CCC-SLP