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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 


 ASHA Convention 2019

Board Members Robyn Merkel-Walsh and Lori Overland were accepted to the ASHA Convention, 2019 in Orlando, FL.

  1. The Speech-Language Pathologists' Role in Tethered Oral Tissue (TOTs)
    Session #: 1726

    Get the handouts
    Authors: Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC (presenting)Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP (not presenting)

  2. A Sensory-Motor Approach to Supporting Modified Baby Led Weaning in Babies with Down Syndrome
    Session #: 1174
    Authors: Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC and Jill Rabin

 ASHA Convention 2018

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
    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)


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♦ Courses and Products

Our Founder Pam Marshalla lives on! Her daughter Shanti McGinley has published her text The Marshalla Guide: A Topical Anthology of Speech Movement Techniques for Motor Speech Disorders & Articulation Deficits. It can be found here:

Reviews are outstanding:

"Every speech-language pathologist should have this book."
-Diane Bahr, MS, CCC/SLP, CIMI, Ages & Stages

"The most comprehensive book relating to speech that we've seen in our profession."
-Stephen Sacks, MA, CCC/SLP, SATPAC Speech

"...the 'Holy Grail' for oral motor and motor speech."
-Robyn Markel-Walsh, MA, CCC/SLP/COM(R), TalkTools, Board Chair of the Oral Motor Institute

Board member Char Boshart has published an amazing podcast series found at The Speech Link. Look for items #31-#35 entitled "The Perfect Oral Motor Storm". You can find it here:

The International Association of Orofacial Myology has ongoing introduction courses for their certification track program, as well as an annual convention. Visit for the latest courses.

You can also visit our Workshops page.

Board Chair Robyn Merkel-Walsh and Board Member Lori Overland have just published a TOTs 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:

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:



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


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