ALD 2020 Annual Conference and Exhibition

ALD 2020 Annual Conference and Exhibition

Date: April 2-4, 2020

Location: San Diego, CA

Presenter: Vanessa Anderson-Smith, MA, CCC-SLP , COM®

Presentation Description

The Speech-Language Pathologist's Integral Role on the TOTs Team

Many professionals see TOTs in the pediatric population as a feeding issue in infants or a speech production/feeding disorder in older children. It also has the potential to contribute to a myriad of health implications. A speech-language pathologist will re-train a child to use muscles that the child may have never had (or had limited) access to prior to a frenectomy. Post frenectomy therapy will assist with integration of the new motor patterns into safe and efficient eating and clearer speech production. A speech-language pathologist's role in pre and post frenectomy care is essential for neuromuscular reeducation. The benefits are many, including reaching optimal results for improvement in a child's feeding and speech, as well as enhancing other health benefits.

Learning Objectives:

· Understand the role of an SLP for pre and post frenecotomy care

· Describe the need for proper neuromuscular reeducation post frenectomy

· Understand the impacts of TOTs on speech production and feeding


Presentation Date & Time:

Friday, April 3, 2020 11:00AM - 11:50AM

Presenter Bio:

 Vanessa Anderson-Smith

Convention Registration

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