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DEVELOPING MOTOR SKILLS TO SUPPORT FEEDING IN DOWN SYNDROME POPULATION – TIMED AGENDA

8:30AM - 12:00PM
  • Introduction and Course Overview (8:30 - 9:00)
  • Factors which Potentially Impact Oral Sensory Motor/Feeding Development (9:00 - 10:15)
    • Health Issues
    • Postural Issues
    • Structural Issues
    • Sensory Issues
    • Delays/ Differences in Oral Sensory Motor Skill Development
  • Therapeutic Intervention as Prevention (10:30 - 11:00)
    • Medical Concerns: Are they being adequately addressed?
    • Staying One Step Ahead
    • Oral Placement/Speech-Is there a correlation between feeding and speech?
  • LIVE Assessment (11:00 - 12:00)
    • Nutrition/Sensory Diet
    • Motor Development and Positioning
12:00 - 1:00 - LUNCH
1:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Pre-Feeding Exercises-Assessment and Treatment (1:00 - 2:15)
BREAK (2:15 - 2:30)
  • Feeding Techniques (2:30 - 3:30)
    • Infant Feeding Techniques
    • Spoon Feeding
    • Solid Foods
    • Cup/Straw
    • Facilitated vs Self Feeding
    • A Sensory Motor Approach to Developing Healthy Diets
  • Discussion/Questions (3:30 - 4:00)