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This course explores and explains the complex issues surrounding feeding disorders and offers a comprehensive explanation of sensory processing and the impact on feeding.
This up to date self-study online course explores and explains the complex issues surrounding feeding disorders. Offers a comprehensive explanation of sensory processing and the impact on feeding. Pre-feeding exercises designed to develop the motor skills for safe, effective, nutritive feeding and therapeutic feeding techniques are targeted. The class includes two live evaluations and program plans.
- Identify and define the developmental acquisition of feeding skills.
- Recognize individual oral-phase feeding deficiencies.
- List at least four goals of an SLP-administered oral-motor feeding program.
- Explain the benefits of improved oral movement in cases of oral-phase feeding deficiencies.
The “Feeding Therapy…” 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 ,1 – Nipple &
1 – A Sensory -Motor Approach to Feeding Book.
Not included with Supplies; 1 each of Bubbleyum Gum, Sour Ball, Atomic Fireball, & 2 chocolate kisses. Salty/Crunchy Popcorn, Pretzel Sticks or Veggie Stix, Cheerios, Fruitloops, Apple Sauce, Cranberry Juice.
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.