Prevention of Feeding, Speech and Mouth Development Problems (Birth to Age 2)

Prevention of Feeding, Speech and Mouth Development Problems (Birth to Age 2)

Date: July 21, 2017

Location: Clifton, NJ

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

Course Description

In this session, you will learn how to keep babies and young children (birth to age 2-years) on track to prevent or reduce life-long feeding, speech, and mouth development problems. There are many children on our caseloads who were born with typically developing mouths but then something went wrong (particularly in the first year). These children develop low tongue resting positions, high narrow palates,
small nasal airways, feeding and speech problems, etc. These difficulties could be avoided if parents and caregivers used appropriate feeding, speech, and mouth development techniques and activities beginning at birth. 

Learning Outcomes
  • Explore and identify ways to prevent feeding, speech, and mouth development problems
  • Identify crucial feeding, speech, and mouth developmental milestones (birth to age 2-years)
  • Explore the value of tracking and facilitating early feeding, speech, and mouth development
  • Identify crucial age-specific feeding, speech, and mouth development activities that parents and caregivers can be safely and easily taught to keep children on track in these processes

Presenter Bio: Diane Bahr 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 . . . more

Timed Agenda

$245 Early Bird Rate - until 5/20/17
$285 Standard Rate - 5/21/17 to day of

Fee includes: 0.6 CEUs, course supplies, including Diane's book "Nobody Ever Told Me (Or My Mother) That!", workbook & certificate of completion.

Host organization: Raphael Center for Integrative Orthodontics

Venue: Raphael Center for Integrative Orthodontics | 1425 Broad Street, Suite B | Clifton, NJ 07013