Best Practice in Pediatric Feeding, Motor Speech and Mouth Development/Function - TIMED AGENDA

DAY 1

8:30  - Key Assessment Concepts
8:45  - Disorders We Treat
9:00 - Useful Anatomy/Physiology
9:30 - Typical Face and Mouth Development

10:30 - Break

10:45 - Sensory Processing and Motor Function

12:00 - Lunch

1:00 - Hand-mouth connection
1:15 - Extinguishing detrimental oral habits (e.g., thumb sucking)
1:30 - Four-part drooling treatment
1:45 - Oral massage, jaw, and respiratory experience

2:15 - Break

2:30 - Jaw, lip, tongue and respiratory treatment of eating, drinking and speaking
3:30 - Case studies (as time allows)
4:00 - End of Session

DAY 2

8:30 - Infant breast and bottle feeding
9:00 - Spoon Feeding
9:15 - Cup and Straw Drinking


9:30 - Taking bites and chewing foods
9:45 - Age-appropriate feed and liquid progression
10:00 - Eating and Drinking Experience

10:30 - Break

10:45 - Feeding Delays and Differences (e.g., picky eating)
11:30 - Typical feeding development (literature based)

12:00 - Lunch

1:00 - Typical Speech and Communication Development
1:45 - Components of intelligible speech

2:15 - Break

2:30 - Childhood dysarthria and apraxia of speech
3:00 - Speech Treatment
3:30 - Case Studies (as time allows)