Are you new to Orofacial Myology? Have you done some training but feel not quite comfortable making clinical decisions or supporting your patients through the treatment sequence? Karen is available to guide you with 1:1 mentoring.
Who is Karen Masters?
Karen has been working in the myo space for nearly 10 years. She took her first training in 2014 with Sandra Holtzman and Becky Ellsworth through NeoHealth Services. She quickly went on to become certified through the IAOM and currently maintains that certification. Karen worked for NeoHealth for the first 7 years of her myo journey as their course facilitator and travel co-ordinator. She traveled with the instructors to each course location and connected with attendees across the country. Karen also was the administrator of a facebook group created to support graduates of that training program.
How can I help?
Discuss Clinical Cases:
Do you have a patient that you want to dicuss and get some help conceptualizing what your first steps are in treating them? I can help you!
Do you have existing patients that have palteaued in their myfunctional therapy and you dont know what to do? I can help you!
You have a patient that isn't your "typical" myo case and aren't sure how to decide if therapy will benefit them? Lets talk about those complex clinical scenarios and establish some clinical direction for your cases or learn how to explain to the patient why therapy isn't indicated. Practice those difficult conversations.
Assist in Treatment Planning:
Not sure how to establish effective treatment goals tailored to individual needs? Leverage my experience to devise personalized strategies that will help patients achieve their therapy goals!
Review Assessment Results:
You completed your evaluation but don't know how to synthesize all your observations and results into a treatment progression. I can help you! We will interpret your results and discuss how your results translate into therapy goals and treatment plans.
Practice Therapeutic Exercises:
You've taken a course or two and have your list of ecercises but don't know how to demonstrate them or even do them yourself! Let me help you lean the exercises and the "why" behind the exercises you choose for your patients! Through detailed instruction and feedback, you will feel confident knowing that exercises are performed correctly for optimal therapy progress.
RDH, PHDH, COM®, IBCLC
Your expertise as a speech language pathologist has truly transformed my professional journey and I am forever grateful. I was so lucky to be able to attend a course that provided both dental hygiene and speech language pathology perspectives. I possessed a wealth of theoretical knowledge but struggled to apply it effectively. Your ability to bridge the gap between knowledge from lectures and practical hands-on use is truly remarkable. I learned invaluable techniques to enhance my interactions with patients and provide them excellent care. Thank you for being an exceptional mentor and for paving the way for the next generation of professionals in this field.
I am extremely grateful for my mentorship experience with Karen Masters. After completing the myofunctional training course, I was overwhelmed by the idea of putting this new knowledge to use without guidance from an experienced myofunctional therapist. Karen is an expert in the field and provided detailed answers to all my questions. It was extremely helpful to talk through cases with her and receive guidance from assessment through treatment. She was able to offer creative solutions to help my clients overcome specific challenges and provided the functional “why” behind many of the exercises that I had learned. I am really enjoying watching my clients improve through the use of myofunctional therapy and could not have done it without Karen!
Kathleen Scaler Scott PhD CCC-SLP
Professor, ASHA Fellow
Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Misericordia University
I am a college professor in speech language pathology. When I was teaching a speech sound disorders course I wanted my students to have the most current information on oral facial myology. I sought out Karen Masters as my mentor. Karen provided me with the perfect blend of her theoretical and practical knowledge. With Karen I got to have deep discussions covering what we do and don't know in this field. Her knowledge of the area is deep and her mentorship allowed me to pass on cutting edge information to my students. I can't thank her enough.
Work with me!
If you are interested in working with Karen, please fill out this request
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