Developing Oral Sensory Motor Skills to Support Feeding in the Down Syndrome Population

0.6 ASHA CEUs • 0.6 AOTA CEUs
Course Description

Down Syndrome Speech Training - TalkToolsThis one day seminar focuses on the development of oral-motor and feeding skills in the Down syndrome population from birth to adulthood.
Factors which potentially impact feeding will be presented. This will be followed by an overview of therapeutic intervention strategies to prevent long term feeding problems.
Assessment of sensory and motor skills will be discussed prior to the lunch break. The afternoon program provides a framework for developing sensory diets and facilitating improved oral-motor and feeding skills through therapeutic feeding techniques.


Learning Outcomes
  • Understand health issues which impact feeding and are noted more frequently in people with Down Syndrome
  • Be able to identify characteristics which impact feeding within the Down Syndrome population
  • Have a working knowledge of the theory behind a sensory motor approach to feeding
  • Be able to assess sensory motor issues which impact nutrition and oral-motor feeding skills

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