Chatterton MyoProgram™ Credentialing Course

Learn to Use the Chatterton MyoProgram™  With Your Clients

More than Just a Certification

The Chatterton MyoProgram™ is a 10 lesson protocol that helps you take your clients from diagnosis of orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD) through a comprehensive therapy plan, and guide them to successful generalization.

The Chatterton MyoProgram™ credentialing course provides 3 days of hands-on training to fully prepare you to use the Chatterton MyoProgram™ with your clients. Throughout this course, you will learn how to properly identify orofacial myofunctional disorders, how to conduct a full orofacial myofunctional evaluation, and how to successfully lead your client through the 10 step program. You will leave this course ready to treat your first OMD client!

All participants will have access to the program resources, including evaluation forms, clinician and client protocols, and all 10 therapy lessons within the Chatterton MyoProgram™, for 24 months after the completion of the course.

Participants who select the Myo Proficient or Myo Mastered course packages will also receive continued mentorship throughout their first year as a credentialed Chatterton MyoProgram™ therapist.

Chatterton MyoProgram™ credentialing course is currently not available to individuals who practice within 100 miles of Boise, Idaho.

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

Join In-Person

This 3-day course is hosted at the Center for Orofacial Myology in Boise, Idaho

Upcoming dates

November 2 – 4, 2023
February 15 – 17, 2024
June 20 – 22, 2024
August 22 – 24, 2024
November 7 – 9, 2024


The MyoProgram™ credentialing is offered for 2.45 ASHA CEUs​​

The 3-Day Intensive 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

Chatterton MyoProgram™ Course Agenda​


Topic / Activity Description

7:30a – 8:00a Check-in and breakfast
8:00a – 8:30a

Website overview:

  • How to access login to the website access course materials
  • Online subscription features

Disclosures and history of Chatterton MyoProgram™ / Chatterton Myo Courses™

8:30a – 9:15a

Introduction to orofacial myology

  • Definition
  • Etiology
  • Barriers to Therapy
  • Characteristics
9:15a – 10:00a Facial Development of Individuals with Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (Facial Characteristics and Dental Malocclusion)
10:00a – 10:15a Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders impact on swallowing function
10:30a – 11:30a

 Introduction to Tethered Oral Tissue

  • Definition
  • 3 areas of evaluation
  • Classification
  • Symptoms
  • Procedures

MTOT assessment measurement of tethered oral tissue

 11:30a – 12:00p Review of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Lingual Muscles
12:00p – 12:45p Lunch
12:45p – 2:45p Myofunctional evaluation process
2:45p – 3:00p Break
3:00p – 5:00p Myofunctional evaluation process, continued
5:00p – 6:00p Observation of live patient evaluation


Topic / Activity Description

7:30a – 8:00a Check-in and breakfast
8:00a – 8:30a Myofunctional evaluation review

Goal writing exercise

8:30a – 9:00a Chatterton Myo Courses™ App introduction and instruction
9:00a – 10:00a Chatterton MyoProgram™ Lesson 1
Chatterton MyoProgram™ Lesson 2
10:00a – 10:15a Break
10:15a – 12:00p Chatterton MyoProgram™ Lesson 3
Chatterton MyoProgram™ Lesson 4
12:00p – 12:45p Lunch
12:45p – 2:45p Chatterton MyoProgram™ Lesson 5
Chatterton MyoProgram™ Lesson 6
Chatterton MyoProgram™ Lesson 7
2:45p – 3:00p Break
3:00p – 6:00p Chatterton MyoProgram™ Lesson 8
Chatterton MyoProgram™ Lesson 9
Chatterton MyoProgram™ Lesson 10

Follow up session outlines


Topic / Activity Description

7:30a – 8:00a Check-in and breakfast
8:00a – 8:45a Therapy Review –group practice time and teaching time (individual lessons per group to teach and demonstrate)
8:45a – 9:45a Pre and post Frenuloplasty Exercises, Wound Management and Care
9:45a – 10:00a Detail packages, discuss products in the store, and online resources
10:00a – 10:45a Making Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Successful via Teletherapy
10:45a – 11:00a BREAK
11:00a – 11:45 The Rule of Thumb! Thumb sucking and finger sucking program
11:45a – 12:15p Sequential Process of Therapy with referral sources (action items for each step of establishment)
12:15p – 12:45p LUNCH
12:45p – 1:00p Who to have in your network
1:00p – 3:00p Marketing — How to Storybrand your business, schedule and plan a lunch and learn
3:00p – 4:00p Course Review

Frequently Asked Questions

What qualifications do you need to be eligible to enroll in the MyoProgram™ Certification?

The MyoProgam™ Course is open to any Speech-Language Pathologists with at least 2 of years of experience. 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 MyoProgram™ credentialing?

The MyoProgram™ credentialing process is as follows:

  1. Attend the 3 day Chatterton  MyoProgram™ credentialing course in Boise, Idaho
  2. Hand in the course evaluation
  3. Complete and submit 5 essays in your student portal
  4. Submit one case study, from evaluation to followup, including video submissions and full evaluation report
  5. If you fail, you may submit one more case study
  6. If you pass, you become Chatterton MyoProgram™ credentialed!
Can I earn ASHA CEUs for taking the MyoProgram™?

Yes, the MyoProgram™ credentialing is offered for 2.45 ASHA CEUs.

Can I attend the course, but not pursue the MyoProgram™ credentialing?

No, all attendees must work towards becoming Chatterton MyoProgram™ credentialed.

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