Improving Speech and Feeding for Children with Down Syndrome [April 22 and April 23 2021]
Improving Speech and Feeding for Children with Down Syndrome [April 22 and April 23 2021]
Improving Speech and Feeding for Children with Down Syndrome [April 22 and April 23 2021]

Improving Speech and Feeding for Children with Down Syndrome [April 22 and April 23 2021]

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  • Live Simultaneous Spanish Translation
  • This mini conference is a compilation of 3 separate sessions

Date: Thursday April 22, 2021 (10:00AM - 1:30PM Eastern Time) and Friday April 23, 2021 (9:00AM - 3:45PM Eastern Time)

Location: ZOOM - Live Spanish Translation

Presenter: Vanessa Anderson-Smith, MA, CCC-SLP, COM®, Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC, & Heather Vukelich, MS, CCC-SLP

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**Live Simultaneous Spanish Translation**

This mini conference is a compilation of 3 separate sessions

Thursday (April 22, 2021)

Session 1 (10:00AM - 11:30AM Eastern Time): 

Speech Clarity in the DS Population

Heather Vukelich, MS, CCC-SLP Bio and Financial Disclosure

Course Description

This webinar will teach how sensory motor deficits in the Down syndrome population due to low muscle tone, strength and sensation often affect feeding development.  Therapeutic strategies will be explained and demonstrated via client videos.  We will follow the beginning of one child's journey as his parents are taught to reduce mealtime pressure while improving the child's oral motor skills.  We will watch the child's confidence grow as he learns to chew and explore new foods.  Timing, progress, mealtime stressors and expectations will also be addressed.  It will be sooo much fun!!!  

Learning Outcomes

The participant will be able to:

  1. Understanding of how low muscle tone, strength and sensation affect feeding
  2. Further knowledge of therapeutic tools and strategies to use with clients
  3. Greater understanding of the therapeutic trajectory
Timed Agenda
  • 10 Minutes Welcome
  • 20 Minutes Overview of feeding deficits
  • 30 Minutes  Review structural issues that may impact feeding
  • 30 Minutes Review functional issues that may impact feeding
  • 30 Minutes Review analysis of food preferences
  • 30 Minutes Discuss development of a feeding plan

Session 2 (12:00PM to 01:30PM Eastern Time): 

Feeding as a Foundation for Speech Clarity in Early Intervention Populations

Vanessa Anderson-Smith, MA, CCC-SLP, COM® Bio and Financial Disclosure

Course Description

We all know the obvious: speaking and eating are accomplished by the mouth. As speech and feeding professionals, we know that these basic functions may seem simple, but the oral anatomy -- specifically the lip-tongue-jaw triad is an interconnected and complex system. Because we use the same systems to speak and eat, speech and feeding typically develop concurrently. But it is feeding that is critical to thriving, and any issues should be addressed as early as possible before looking at speech issues. Once a feeding foundation is established, many of the same techniques implemented to establish a feeding foundation can be applied to improving speech skills. 

Learning Outcomes

The participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the basic anatomy of the lips-tongue-jaw
  2. Differentiate between typical and atypical feeding patterns in Early Intervention
  3. Identify related speech and feeding patterns
  4. Apply 2 techniques for improved feeding and speech skills
Timed Agenda
  • 5 minutes Overview
  • 15 minutes Lips-Tongue-Jaw Triad
  • 20 minutes Understanding Feeding Patterns in Early Intervention
  • 20 minutes Establishing a Feeding Foundation
  • 20 minutes The Speech-Feeding Connection
  • 10 minutes Q&A

Friday (April 23, 2021)

Session 3 (9:00AM to 3:45PM Eastern Time)

A Sensory Motor Approach to Feeding in the Down Syndrome Population

Lori L. Overland MS CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC, FOM Bio and Financial Disclosure

Course Description

This one day class focuses on the development of oral sensory motor skills to support safe, nutritive and socially acceptable feeding skills in people with a diagnosis of Down syndrome. 

Factors which interfere with feeding, and strategies to mitigate those obstacles will be covered.

A theoretical foundation for assessment and treatment will be provided.  Therapeutic techniques for pre-feeding, and therapeutic feeding will be shared through videos and demonstrations.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will know how to:

  • Analyze health issues which impact feeding and are noted more frequently in people with Down Syndrome
  • Identify characteristics which impact feeding within the Down Syndrome population
  • Describe a working knowledge of the theory behind a sensory motor approach to feeding
  • Assess sensory motor issues which impact nutrition and oral-motor feeding skills 
Timed Agenda
  • 20 minutes Introduction and Course Overview
  • 10 minutes Overview of Assessment
  • 65 minutes Assessing Factors which Influence Feeding
    • Medical Issues
    • Posture and Alignment
    • Sensory Processing
    • Structural Issues
    • Functional Issues
  • 30 minutes Task Analysis of Oral Sensory Motor Skills
  • 30 minutes Examples of Pre-Feeding Exercises
  • 15 minutes Self Directed Feeding-A Sensory Motor Approach to Modified BLW
  • 15 minutes- Managing Sensory Diet Exploration
  • 160 minutes- Therapeutic Feeding Techniques
  • 15 minutes- Wrap up and Questions


     

    Workshop Details

    This workshop will occur live virtually via Zoom. It is required to attend live to receive credit. Therefore, this offering will not be recorded.

    Practicum is included with your registration and will be shipped to the address provided at checkout.

    • FOR U.S. ORDERS: Shipping rates are included. Registrations must be placed by April 14, 2021. After this date we can not guarantee practicum will be shipped and arrive before the course date.
    • FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Shipping rates are not included and we can not guarantee practicum will be shipped and arrive before the course date.

    Registration

    • $375
      • Registration Includes: ASHA/AOTA approved CEUs, practicum ( for session 3), digitals handouts, and a certificate of completion


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