This course provides a framework for developing sensory diets and facilitating improved oral-motor and feeding skills through therapeutic feeding techniques.
Run time 6 hours.
This one day seminar focuses on the development of oral-motor and feeding skills, and other factors which potentially impact feeding, in the Down syndrome population.
A complete overview of therapeutic intervention strategies to prevent long term feeding problems is presented, to include an assessment of sensory and motor skills.
This program provides a framework for developing sensory diets and facilitating improved oral-motor and feeding skills through therapeutic feeding techniques.
- Understand health issues which impact feeding and are noted more frequently in people with Down Syndrome
- Be able to identify characteristics which impact feeding within the Down Syndrome population
- Have a working knowledge of the theory behind a sensory motor approach to feeding
- Be able to assess sensory motor issues which impact nutrition and oral-motor feeding skills
The “Feeding Skills…” course is an interactive, hands-on workshop. When taking this course as a self-study it is encouraged that you follow along with all of the activities.
The list of supplies indicates what is included and the recommended food items you will want to have on hand while watching and following along with the video course.
2 – Latex-Free Gloves , 1 – Straw C, 1 – Plastic Spoon , 1 – Toothette
Not included with Supplies; 20 Cheerios, 20 Pretzel Sticks, 20 Veggie Stix or Apple Sauce
A Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding
Instructor – Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP
Lori Overland is a speech and language pathologist with more than 35 years of professional experience. Lori specializes in dealing with the unique needs of infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school-aged children with oral sensory-motor, feeding and oral placement/speech disorders. She has received an award from the Connecticut Down Syndrome Association for her work within this population. Lori consults with children from all over the world, providing evaluations, re-evaluations, program plans and week-long therapy programs. Lori also provides consults to local school districts and Birth-to-Three organizations. Her goal in addressing feeding and speech challenges is to improve the quality of life for both the children she serves and their families. In addition to her private practice, Alphabet Soup, Lori is a member of the TalkTools® speakers bureau. Lori has lectured on sensory-motor feeding disorders across the United States and internationally. Her classes, “Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach” and “Developing Oral-Motor Feeding Skills in the Down Syndrome Population” are approved for ASHA and AOTA CEUs. Lori is the co-author of A Sensory Motor Approach to Feeding. She holds degrees from Horfstra University and Adelphi University and has her neurodevelopmental certification.