Best Practices in Pediatric Feeding, Motor Speech and Mouth Development [Bay Area, CA][September 27 and 28, 2019] - event Talk-Tools

Best Practices in Pediatric Feeding, Motor Speech and Mouth Development [Bay Area, CA][September 27 and 28, 2019]

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Date: September 27 and September 28, 2019

Location: Bay Area, CA (08:30AM-04:00PM)

Presenter: Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI

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Course Description

More children than ever need early intervention and other services. And, there are not enough available services. Therapists, early interventionists, parents, medical professionals, and others have seen a sharp rise in children with delayed and/or disordered feeding, speech, and mouth development. These include children with disabilities as well as many typically-born children who for some reason are not developing as expected. This is a literature-based, criterion-referenced course to help anyone interested in keeping and getting children, with or without disabilities, on track in feeding, speech, and mouth development. Participants learn functional, safe techniques to use in practice and to teach others. Group experiences and video demonstrations are provided throughout the course.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Participants will be able to identify oral sensory-motor problems that impact feeding, speech, and mouth function in children without and with specific disabilities (e.g., autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, etc.).
    • Participants will be able to identify typical and atypical anatomy/physiology and feeding/speech/mouth function.
    • Participants will be able to identify appropriate treatments for feeding/speech/mouth function problems.
    • Participants will be able to apply general oral massage for appropriate populations (e.g., children with oral defensiveness, oral awareness problems, tonic bite, hyperresponsive gag, etc.).
    • Participants will be able to apply feeding techniques that can be safely used and taught to parents and care providers.

    Audience

    Speech-language pathologists and assistants, occupational therapists and assistants, early interventionists, lactation consultants, orofacial myofunctional therapists, dieticians, health educators, pediatricians, nurses, dental professionals, behavior specialists, psychologists, parents, and others who work with children’s feeding, speech, and mouth development.

    Instructor Bio

    Diane Bahr MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI 

    Workshop Details

    This program is offered for 1.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area). AOTA CEUs: 1.2  (see TalkTools ASHA CEU Policy and Process for more information) 

    Registration Fees
    • $325 Early Bird Rate - through 07/28/19 
    • $385 Standard Rate - 07/29/19 - 09/15/19
    • $415 Late Rate - 09/16/19 through day of
    Timed Agenda
    Host Organization

    Heather Vukelich and Happy Kids Therapy

    Venue

    Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge - 1800 Powell Street, Emeryville, California, 94608

     

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