TIMED AGENDA : The Functional Assessment of TOTs (Tethered Oral Tissues)

0830- 0930: Introduction

  • About the speakers
  • Learner Outcomes
  • What are TOTs?
  • Theoretical Foundations Merkel-Walsh & Overland Forms

0900-1000: Current Protocols and Assessment Tools

1000-1015: Hot Topics of TOTs

1015-1030 Break

1030 --1200 Structural Assessment with Practicum and Quiz

1200 -0100 LUNCH

Functional Assessment: The Merkel-Walsh Overland TOTs Protocol

0100 – 0230:

Assessing Range of Motion
Task Analysis of TOTs for Pre-Feeding and Feeding

  • Breast
  • Bottle
  • Spoon
  • Cup
  • Solids
  • Straw
  • Eating Habits

0230-0245: Break

0245-0330:

Speech:

  • Bilabials
  • Alveolars
  • Back Tongue Side Spread Velars
  • Labiodentals
  • Lingua-dentals

Other Functional Issues:

  • Oral Habits
  • Sleep
  • Medical

0330 – 0345 Take Away: The TOTs 5 Step Screening Tool

0345-0400 Q and A