[RECORDING] WEBINAR | Chew Chew Chew: Educating and Maintaining Chewing Skills in the Adult Population [April 30 2021]

[RECORDING] WEBINAR | Chew Chew Chew: Educating and Maintaining Chewing Skills in the Adult Population [April 30 2021]


Date: Friday April 30, 2021

Location: Webinar (10AM-12PM Eastern US Time)

Presenter: Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP

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Course Description

As people age they continue to enjoy eating but illness or a neurological incident can inhibit their ability to chew and swallow safely. In this webinar Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson will address the needs of clients with deficits in sensory (including taste and awareness of the bolus), motor and movement patterns in the “Oral Preparatory (bolus formation) Phase” of swallowing. It is not a class in the pharyngeal phase of dysphagia.
Her innovative tactile-sensory-motor approach to client-based treatment uses therapy tools to train muscle movements which are then transitioned into movements for improved feeding skills/safety. Participants will learn how to create an individualized therapy program to include: seating, the sensory system and feeding with the goal of improving “quality of life.”

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will be able to explain the importance of working on jaw grading for improved feeding safety.
  2. Participants will be able to teach the steps needed to facilitate jaw grading with compression as a component of working towards normalizing a diet for clients with the diagnosis of dysarthria.  
  3. Participants will learn to use Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) techniques to improve bolus control.

Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® OPT resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.

Webinar Details


Schedule (10:00AM - 12:00PM Eastern US Time)

10 Minutes: Welcome and background

20 Minutes: Overview of the diagnostic components 

80 Minutes: Demonstration of how to use therapy tools to improve muscle  movement for feeding. Includes instruction/videos.

10 Minutes: Q&A


Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP Instructor Bio and Financial Disclosure 

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