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Intervention Strategies in Neck Control, Oral-Motor Organization, and Feeding

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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.

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