Live Webinar for Therapists. Complete both sessions for 13 Contact Hours (1.3 CEUs)
March 3 and 4, 2023
9:10 am EST • 8:10 am CST • 7:10 am MST• 6:10 am PST (US)
This course delivers clinically relevant assessment and treatment strategies for infants and children with neuromuscular impairments and challenges to their oral, pharyngeal, feeding/swallowing and respiratory function. 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, pharyngeal and rib cage function will be highlighted. Participants will engage in extensive clinical problem-solving via group case analysis and patient demonstration sessions.
- Clinically assess oral, pharyngeal, feeding/swallowing and respiratory coordination function in infants and young children.
- Detail the essential components of comprehensive intervention programming for young children with neuromuscular involvement.
- Implement effective body alignment/positioning for the modification of
oral, pharyngeal, and respiratory function in intervention programming.
- Perform treatment strategies to improve the function of the cheeks/lips,
tongue, and jaw in children with neuromuscular involvement.
Professionals who have a foundation of knowledge in the components of typical and atypical oral, pharyngeal, feeding/swallowing, respiratory, and general movement development. Participants should have practical experience in providing assessment and treatment services for infants and children with neuromuscular involvement who exhibit problems in oral motor, oral sensory, pharyngeal, feeding, swallowing, phonatory, and respiratory coordination function.
Rona Alexander, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, C/NDT - A longtime member of the Education Resources faculty and an accomplished author, Rona Alexander is a speech-language pathologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of oral motor, feeding/swallowing, and respiratory-phonatory function in infants and children with neuromuscular involvement. Dr. Alexander is a qualified speech instructor in Neuro-Developmental Treatment, delivering expert clinical knowledge and a personable instructive style through her basic pediatric and advanced NDT courses. She is a co-author of the book, Normal Development of Functional Motor Skills: The First Year of Life, and co-developer of The ABCs of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing. She also has served as a member of the ASHA Steering Committee for Special Interest Division 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Dr. Alexander maintains a private practice, provides consultation services and conducts workshops on oral motor, feeding/swallowing, and respiratory coordination development, assessment and treatment.
Rona Alexander receives an honorarium from Education Resources, Inc., as well as royalty payments from Clinician's View and a co-author of the book published by The Hammill Institute on Disabilities. Non-Financial: She is a member of the NDTA and the NDTA Instructor Group.
Rona's class provides a systematic and wholistic view in assessing and treating feeding/swallowing. The class is great for different levels of feeding therapists. -Iwei C., OTR
I learned great techniques to prepare the oral mechanism including how to properly complete facial massage and oral exercises to elongate the cheek and lip musculature and provide sensory input. -Lesley L., OTR
Ms. Alexander's explanation of the GI medications and there impact on feeding was excellent. She explained the considerations of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems impact on feeding in an impactful way. -Rhonda M., OTR
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This course meets the criteria for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs) Intermediate Level.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Provider #3043. This Distance Learning-Interactive course is offered at 13 contact hours 1.3 CEUs. Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 13 units.
ASHA CE Provider (Intermediate level) 1.3 ASHA CEUs. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures. ASHA credits are accepted by the TX Department of License and Renewal.
Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker – 15.5 hrs. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 15.5 continuing education contact hours.
Approved by the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approved by the MN Board of Physical Therapy. Approved by the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 15.5 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for contact hours (1.55 CEUs).
Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY, OK and TX.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MA, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
13 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification. Dietitians will receive 13 hours.
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