Best Practices in Pediatric Feeding, Motor Speech and Mouth Development [CA] - event Talk-Tools

Best Practices in Pediatric Feeding, Motor Speech and Mouth Development [CA]

Date: February 8-9, 2019

Location: Agoura Hills, CA (Los Angeles Metro)

Presenter: Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI

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Course Description

Early intervention and pediatric treatments are changing. There are not enough resources to serve the numerous children with feeding, speech/communication, and mouth function problems (e.g., those with prematurity, autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, other congenital disorders, etc.). Speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, early intervention specialists, lactation consultants, orofacial myofunctional therapists, dieticians, pediatricians, nurses, and others need detailed information to make appropriate referrals, choose appropriate treatment techniques, divide team responsibilities, and train parents/care providers. Techniques (learned in this course) are functional practices interventionists can safely teach parents and care providers. Group experiences and video demonstrations encourage clinical problem solving throughout the course. The course also covers the prevention of feeding, speech, and mouth development problems beginning at birth.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify oral sensory-motor problems that impact feeding, speech, and mouth function in children with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disorders.
  • Identify typical and atypical anatomy/physiology and feeding/speech/mouth function.
  • Identify appropriate treatments for feeding/speech/mouth function problems.
  • Apply general oral massage for appropriate populations (e.g., children with oral defensiveness, oral awareness problems, tonic bite, hyperresponsive gag, etc.).
  • Apply feeding techniques that can be safely taught to parents and care providers
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Workshop Details

CEUs: 1.2  (see TalkTools CEU Policy and Process for more information)

Registration Fees

  • $300 Early Bird Rate - through 12/08/18
  • $360 Standard Rate - 12/09/18 - 02/24/19
  • $390 Late Rate - 02/25/19 through day of

Registration includes: CEUs, course supplies, workbook & certificate of completion

Host Organization: The Breathe Institute and Dr. Sherry Sami

Venue: Homewood Suites Agoura Hills | 28901 Canwood Street | Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Instructor Bio

Diane Bahr MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist and infant massage instructor. She has practiced Speech-Language Pathology since 1980 and has been a feeding therapist since 1983. Her experiences include teaching Graduate, Undergraduate, and Continuing Education courses; working with children and adults who exhibit a variety of speech, language, feeding, and swallowing disorders; and publishing/presenting information on oral sensory-motor function, assessment and treatment . . . more