WEBINAR | Who Knew? Gum Chewing as Part of a Feeding Therapy Plan [August 13, 2020] [10:00AM to 11:00AM EASTERN]

WEBINAR | Who Knew? Gum Chewing as Part of a Feeding Therapy Plan [August 13, 2020] [10:00AM to 11:00AM EASTERN]


Date: August 13, 2020

Location: Webinar (10:00AM-11:00AM EST)

Presenter: Risca Solomon, MS, BCBA

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Course Description

A 2018 study published in the Journal of Dental Sciences concluded that following a gum chewing protocol as part of a feeding therapy plan can be a useful technique to improve swallowing and feeding function. TalkTools Instructor, Risca Solomon, will expand upon this by outlining her experiences with integrating a Gum Chewing Protocol in her therapy programs. Results have shown decreased rumination, as well as remediation of other inappropriate behaviors.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will be able to identify what a Gum Chewing Protocol is.
  2. Participants will be able to demonstrate a Gum Chewing Protocol as part of a feeding therapy plan.
  3. Participants will be able to explain outcomes of a Gum Chewing Protocol.

Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® OPT resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.

This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area)(see TalkTools ASHA CEU Policy and Process for more information)

TalkTools®️ is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 4782. This self-study course qualifies for 1 self-study contact hours or 0.1 CEUs in the Category of Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Webinar Details


Schedule (10:00AM - 11:00AM Eastern)

  • 20 minutes    Current research on gum chewing and feeding thereapy
  • 20 minutes    Developing a Gum Chewing Protocol
  • 10 minutes    Case Studies
  • 10 minutes    Wrap-up/Q&A


Risca Solomon, MS, BCBA Instructor Bio and Financial Disclosure 

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