In this session, you will learn how to keep babies and young children (birth to age 2-years) on track to prevent or reduce life-long feeding, speech, and mouth development problems. There are many children on our caseloads who were born with typically developing mouths but then something went wrong (particularly in the first year). These children develop low tongue resting positions, high narrow palates,
small nasal airways, feeding and speech problems, etc. These difficulties could be avoided if parents and caregivers used appropriate feeding, speech, and mouth development techniques and activities beginning at birth.
Explore and identify ways to prevent feeding, speech, and mouth development problems
Identify crucial feeding, speech, and mouth developmental milestones (birth to age
Explore the value of tracking and facilitating early feeding, speech, and mouth development
Identify crucial age-specific feeding, speech, and mouth development activities that parents and caregivers can be safely and easily taught to keep children on track in these processes