The most basic of human functions- breathing, eating, speaking- take place in the mouth and throat-- TalkTools instructor, Rehab Zaytoun, will be presenting the tasks associated with these activities, what happens when these activities are compromised, and strategies to advance breathing, speech, and feeding skills. Rehab will be providing an overview of the oral and nasal anatomies, focusing on the impacts of tongue and jaw position and breathing function. Certain factors that can affect oral growth patterns, breathing, feeding, and swallowing will be presented, including breastfeeding and tethered oral tissues. Case studies will be included.
- Participants will be able to understand basic oral and nasal anatomies.
- Participants will be able to identify typical airflow patterns.
- Participants will be able to identify three factors that can impact mouth development.
- Participants will be able to recognize three common speech and feeding disorders.
- Participants will be able to apply two techniques to facilitate breathing.
- Participants will be able to apply two techniques to improve jaw position, tongue position, and lip closure.
- Participants will be able to develop a Breathing Assessment Plan.
This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area)(see TalkTools ASHA CEU Policy and Process for more information)
Schedule (11:00AM - 01:00PM Eastern)
- 10 Minutes: Welcome
- 20 Minutes: Oral and Nasal Anatomy - Overview
- 20 Minutes: Tongue-Jaw-Lips and Breathing- Making the Connection
- 5 minutes: Break
- 20 Minutes: Factors Affecting Breathing, Feeding, and Swallowing
- 20 Minutes: Applied Techniques
- 20 Minutes: Breathing Assessment Plan
- 15 Minutes: Q&A