Assessment and Treatment of Children with Oral Motor, Feeding/Swallowing and Respiratory Function Challenges: Children with Neuromotor Involvement

Course Description:

The continuing education hours obtained at this course qualify toward NDTA re-certification.

This course delivers clinically relevant assessment and treatment strategies for infants and children with neuromotor impairments and challenges to their oral motor, feeding/swallowing and respiratory function. A special emphasis is on postural alignment and control as well as on sensory factors that can influence a child’s feeding and swallowing. Effective treatment strategies to improve cheeks/lips, tongue, jaw and rib cage function will be highlighted. Participants will engage in extensive clinical problem solving via group case analysis and patient demonstration sessions.

Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to:
• Clinically assess oral motor, feeding/swallowing and respiratory coordination function in infants and young children
• Detail the essential components of comprehensive intervention programming for young children with neuromotor involvement
• Implement effective handling and positioning for the modification of oral motor, oralpharyngeal and respiratory function in intervention programming
• Perform treatment strategies to improve the function of the cheeks/lips, tongue, jaw and rib cage in children with neuromotor involvement

What others are saying:

“The clinical and diagnostic insights that Rona presents make the course a must for a SLP. She will hold your interest and attention!” -Roberta Burgia SLP

“Rona presented incredible information that relates to all disciplines. She taught fantastic strategies for efficient everyday practice.” -Brian C. Perkowski, PT.

“Rona is an excellent speaker with a wealth of up to date, functional information. One of the best courses I have attended.” -Erica K. Wentzel, MOT, OTR/L

"The best course I've been to, all information I can use on Monday when I get back to work! Any pediatric SLP should take this course."- Melissa Eck, SLP

"Excellent workshop. Huge amount of update - even for a therapist with 40 yrs of pediatric experience! Able to cue in to current philiosophies and treatment regimes for immediate affect on the treatments I do in the medically fragile setting. Thank you"- Cynthia Johnson, OT

Instructor(s):

Rona Alexander

Session 1 September 19-21, 2014
Miami, FL (Map)
625.00/person

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Session 2 November 7-9, 2014
Trumbull, CT (Map)
625.00/person

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