This course provides a foundational overview of the anatomy and physiology of the orofacial complex related to feeding therapy. The course also teaches commonly used terminology in this field of practice and provides an overview of therapeutic tools and their uses specifically for pediatric feeding therapy.
Course created on December 20, 2021
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 03414; CE Broker/1.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-873375; IACET/0.1; IL EITP/1.0; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Pediatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least basic anatomical structures of the orofacial complex.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the physiological components of nerves and muscles involved in chewing and swallowing.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize common terms and tools used in pediatric feeding therapy.
|5-15 Minutes||Anatomy of Orofacial Complex, with a focus on feeding|
|15-25 Minutes||Physiology of Orofacial complex with a focus on feeding|
|25-35 Minutes||Foundational Terms used in feeding therapy assessment, intervention, and documentation|
|35-40 Minutes||Common Tools/Equipment used in feeding therapy|
|40-55 Minutes||Case Studies with examples for utilizing anatomy, physiology, foundational terms, and feeding tools to complete assessment and intervention for feeding therapy as OTs|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q & A|
Samantha Heidenreich earned her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Occupational Therapy from the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, California. Her doctorate capstone focused on feeding and nutritional interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has spent all of her post graduate profession in pediatric settings, with focus on various forms of assessment and intervention for children with feeding disorders, picky eating behaviors, swallowing dysfunction, and orofacial myofunctional disorders. Samantha is certified in multiple specialized areas of practice related to feeding and nutrition, including Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, SOS Approach to Feeding, AEIOU Systematic Approach to Feeding, and has just completed the initial coursework to obtain her Certification in Orofacial Myology from the IAOM. She is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and completed the AOTA certification in Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Health Promotion. Samantha currently works providing continuing education courses on topics related to pediatric feeding and owns a private pediatric practice in North Carolina.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 03414. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Introductory level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC), Related to OT (AZ), Related to OT (LA), Directly Related to OT (MS), Directly Related to OT (TN) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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Illinois Early Intervention Training Program
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National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Beginner level, Pediatrics Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.