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.
· 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