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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Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs). Intermediate level. License #______________.
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. Provider for the FL Occupational Therapy Association CE Broker for 15.5 CE Hours - approval #20-763263. ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA. Approved CE Provider for up to 1.3 CEU’s. Approved by the FL Physical Therapy Association for 15.5 CE Hours - approval #CE23-763263. Course meets the basic criteria of the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.3 CEU's, 13 contact hours. Approved by the MN Board of Physical Therapy for 13 CE Hours, #6384. Approval #2201-348 by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 13 CEC's. Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 15.5 contact hours. The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for 13 hours of EI credential credit in the area of Intervention. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 15.5 contact hours (1.55 CEUs). Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 13 contact hours. Approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 13 Category 1 contact hour(s). Expiration Date: 3/6/25, approval #CS61-2023-APTAKY. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #2210017TX for 13 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX. Approved Provider for OK State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision #BAP202310003. 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. 13 hours or 1.3 CEUs for dieticians.
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