SV02: Intervention Strategies in Neck Control, Oral-Motor Organization, and Feeding
Presented By: Merry M. Meek, M.S., CCC-SLP; Christine A. Nelson, OTR, Ph.D., FAOTA

3 Contact Hours - 0.30 CEUs - 3.00 PDUs
$15.00 per person
Course Description
This CEU program consists of four streaming videos. Some of the information in this program (S5 and S6) is included in the longer seminar SEM10A.

HD2 Effective Head-Neck Treatment for Improved Oral-Motor Function (51min.) by Christine A. Nelson, Ph.D., OTR, NDT Coordinator Instructor.

This video emphasizes evaluative treatment intervention for a variety of patients with specific neuromotor difficulties. Normal head-neck motion is demonstrated with an adult model. Normal development factors are discussed and treatment sequences demonstrated.

S5 Oral-Motor Assessment for Pediatric Feeding Disorders (32 min.) by Merry M. Meek, M.S., CCC-SLP, Advanced NDT Speech Instructor.

This video presents an assessment protocol for determining oral-motor dysfunction in school-aged children. Postural tone of the face, alignment and graded motor control of the cheeks, lips, tongue, and jaw with respiratory support.

S6 Treating Oral-Motor Problems in Children (50 min.) by Merry M. Meek, M.S., CCC-SLP, Advanced NDT Speech Instructor.

This video details preparation techniques and treatment approaches to achieve facial tolerance for stimulation and improve functional chewing and swallowing. Preparing the Oral-motor musculature, facilitating oral-motor organization and general treatment strategies are presented.

F1 Effective Intervention for Self-Feeding Success (40 min.) by Christine A. Nelson, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA NDT Coordinator Instructor

Step-by-step reverse chaining method for introducing self-feeding and developing independent self-feeding behaviors.

There are no Handouts included for this course.
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the structural importance of the neck.
2. Describe the movement components of the neck.
3. Describe the influence of neck control to oral-motor function.
4. List the basic areas of oral-motor assessment.
5. Describe the importance of analyzing assessment results for treatment planning.
6. List the structural considerations of the mouth, pharynx, and jaw.
7. Describe the relationship between oral-motor and postural development.
8. Describe preparation techniques that assist in improving oral-motor function.
9. Describe the normal feeding pattern based on research analysis.
10. Describe the reverse chaining method of teaching self-feeding.
Seminar Level
Level I Introductory/no prerequisites required.
Accepted by NBCOT for PDUs. Approved by the California and Illinopis Speech Therapy Boards, Approved by the New York PT Board, California PT Board and the Illinois PT Board. For other State PT Board approvals click on CEU Course Approvals on the CEU Course Listing Page.
High Speed Internet Connection Required. Wireless connections may not be consistently fast enough to watch long video files. You may need to have your computer connected directly to your high speed modem via an internet cable.
Target Audience
Occupational, speech, physical terapists, and other rehabilitation specialists. For special needs requests please contact us at
Order Options
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