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

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

This course provides a framework for developing sensory diets and facilitating improved oral-motor and feeding skills through therapeutic feeding techniques.

Course Description

This one day seminar focuses on the development of oral-motor and feeding skills, and other factors which potentially impact feeding, in the Down syndrome population.

A complete overview of therapeutic intervention strategies to prevent long term feeding problems is presented, to include an assessment of sensory and motor skills.

This 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 

The "Feeding Skills..." course is an interactive, hands-on workshop. When taking this course as a self-study it is encouraged that you follow along with all of the activities.

The list of supplies indicates what is included and the recommended food items you will want to have on hand while watching and following along with the video course.

Instructor

Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP bio

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      Included Supplies 
      2 - Latex-Free Gloves 
      1 - Straw C
      1 - Plastic Spoon
      1 - Toothette

      Not included with Supplies; 20 Cheerios, 20 Pretzel Sticks, 20 Veggie Stix or Apple Sauce

      Recommended Textbook

      "A Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding"

      Group Rate Includes

      Online access, supplies, and CEUs for 5 users, and 1 DVD. 

      0.6 CEUs per participant

      Run time is 6 hours.

      How it Works