WEBINAR RECORDING – Two Phases of Post-Operative Frenectomy Care: Active Wound Management & Neuromuscular Re-Education

Now is your chance to watch the on-demand webinar “Two Phases of Post-Operative Frenectomy Care: Active Wound Management & Neuromuscular Re-Education” with Robyn Merkel-Walsh MA, CCC-SLP/COM®. This webinar was originally recorded on May 21, 2024.

Discover the essential steps of active wound management in the initial weeks post-surgery, and understand the pivotal role therapists and consultants play in assisting caregivers through this process. We’ll also explore the vital phase of neuromuscular re-education, starting ideally before surgery and continuing beyond wound care, tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Learn about targeting key goals such as nasal breathing, oral resting posture, and effective eating, drinking, swallowing, and speaking abilities. This webinar will provide insight into the collaborative efforts of consultants, therapists, and surgeons in optimizing sensory acceptance and maximizing patient progress toward their optimal potential.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will define 1 goal of active wound management.
  2. Participants will define 1 goal of neuromuscular re-education.
  3. Participants will be able to explain why a frenulum cannot be stretched.

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    About Robyn Merkel-Walsh MA, CCC-SLP/COM®

    Robyn is a Licensed Speech Pathologist and Board-Certified Orofacial Myologist with nearly three decades of experience in the state of NJ. She is employed full-time by the Ridgefield Board of Education and is the owner of Diamond Myo and Mouths in Motion Mentoring Services. Robyn specializes in oral feeding, oral placement, and orofacial myofunctional disorders across the lifespan, including motor and muscle-based speech sound disorders. She is a lecturer and author for TalkTools, an Ambassador and guest faculty member of The Breathe Institute and has lectured at past ALSC Symposia. Robyn has multiple publications that she has authored or co-authored, including Functional Assessment and Remediation of Tethered Oral Tissue(s), and research in peer-reviewed journals such as Clinical Pediatrics, IJOM, and The Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Robyn is a vocology student at the Lamar University School of Graduate Studies.