SEM31: Issues of the Head and Neck: Improving Oral-Motor Function, Respiration, and Motor Control in Children with Neuromotor Disorders
Presented By: Christine A. Nelson, OTR, Ph.D., FAOTA; Merry M. Meek, M.S., CCC-SLP

9 Contact Hours - 0.90 CEUs - 9.00 PDUs
$55.00 per person
Course Description
This seminar focuses on the structure and function of the head and neck as they relate to oral-motor efficiency, including feeding, articulation, respiration, and tongue/jaw function. Emphasis is placed on soft tissue issues related to the neck and shoulder musculature and oral-moor techniques outside and inside the mouth. Physical handling techniques needed to support postural adaptations, respiration, vocalization, and feeding are discussed, presented, and demonstrated. Handouts and head/Neck Manual included in PDF file format.
Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the structures of the head and neck.
2. Identify the critical elements of soft tissue intervention for the neck and shoulders.
3. Identify postural adaptations required for efficient oral-motor function.
4. Identify physical handling techniques effective in improving oral-motor function.
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, Illinois PT Board. For other State PT Board approvals. Approved by the Illinois Early Intervention Training Program (IEITP) for 2.5 hrs Atypical Development 4.0 hrs Intervention 2.5 hrs Typical Development
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Target Audience
Physical, occupational, speech therapists, and other rehabilitation specialists. For special needs requests please contact us at.
Order Options
This course is only available online.
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