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Mouth Moves: Helping Parents to Support Oral Motor Development in their Children for Pediatric Feeding Success

Course: #4974Level: Intermediate1 Hour 2025 Reviews
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Many children who experience feeding difficulties struggle to develop the oral motor skills necessary to eat and enjoy a variety of different foods. This course will explore how feeding therapists can coach parents to help children develop oral motor skills in the context of everyday eating opportunities. The workshop, based on the principles of responsive feeding, will provide a brief overview of the developmental acquisition of oral motor skills and explore how practitioners can help parents to 1. Read their child’s cues 2. Identify permission and 3. Sensitively engage their child in activities that support oral motor skill development. There will be an emphasis on helping therapists use parent coaching techniques so that parents can be the ones to support their child’s development in the context of everyday eating routines.

Course created on January 14, 2021

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, 01435; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-809548; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Pediatrics

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify the principles that contribute to a responsive feeding approach and apply these concepts in the context of a therapeutic intervention.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify how therapists can help parents read and respond to their child’s nonverbal cues to support trust and respectful feeding intervention.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 techniques that might be used to actively coach parents as they support their children to develop oral motor skills.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 interventions to help children develop the following skills: a. Active use of lips for spoon feeding and cup drinking, b. Moving a bolus in the mouth, c. Biting foods, d. Chewing foods, e. Open cup drinking, f. Straw drinking.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Introduction to typical feeding development and principles of responsive feeding
10-15 Minutes Sequential progression of jaw, lip, and tongue movement in infancy
15-20 Minutes Lip function during spoon feeding and cup drinking
20-35 Minutes Encouraging development of more mature chewing patterns
35-45 Minutes Helping children improve coordination with and control of a bolus
45-60 Minutes Introduction of straw drinking and open cups and straws; Summary and Q & A

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Karen Dilfer and Stephanie Cohen were paid an honorarium by OccupationalTherapy.com for this presentation. Karen and Stephanie both maintain a private practice. Nonfinancial: Karen and Stephanie co-direct the Chicago Feeding Group, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 01435. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


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CE Broker

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) 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.


International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.


National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Pediatrics Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.