Studying or Reviewing Facial Anatomy? Learn it in a fun and most importantly MEMORABLE way. You may not be able to immediately apply what you're learning in a functional way if you don't yet have patients in your scope of practice that fit these needs, so apply your muscle knowledge in a functional way with makeup!
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) must learn the muscles of the face and neck in order to diagnose and treat patients.
However, our scope of practice is so vast that different SLPs use this knowledge to different extents. Some SLPs focus on language (how we understand and express our ideas in any modality, including writing and sign language). In these cases, the anatomy of the face may not directly impact the process. Other SLPs focus on speech disorders - how we pronounce words and say them in a smooth voice (in which case, knowing the anatomy of the face and neck is relevant). Still, other speech-language pathologists focus on swallowing disorders (dysphagia). For this specialty, understanding the anatomy and physiology of the face and neck is crucial.
In preparation for broadening my own scope of practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist, I decided to try an anatomy based make-up tutorial. View the video at Youtube Video of Facial Anatomy Review: Contouring Makeup Tutorial