Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach, LORI OVERLAND

In Lori’s updated Sensory/Motor Approach to Feeding class the complex issues surrounding feeding disorders are discussed. The class reflects new research and understanding 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, as well as interactive sensory and feeding practicums.

 

Learning Outcomes: 

1. Identify and define the developmental acquisition of feeding skills.
2. Identify individual oral-phase feeding deficiencies.
3. List at least four goals of an SLP-administered oral-motor feeding program.
4. Explain the benefits of improved oral movement in cases of oral-phase feeding deficiencies.

 

Agenda Day 1
Morning Program 8:30am-12:00pm (15 min. break at 10:45)
1. Introduction and Course Overview
2. Therapeutic Feeding
 A. Components of a Three-Part Oral-Motor Program
 B. Factors Which Influence Feeding
 C. Nutritional Concerns
 D. Overview of Structures and Functions for Feeding
3. Chronological Development of Feeding Skills: Birth - 36 months
4. Assessment
5. LIVE Demonstration of Feeding Assessment or Taped Assessment
12:00pm-1:00pm: LUNCH
Afternoon Program 1:00pm-4:00pm (15 min. break at 2:15)
6. Understanding Sensory Processing in the Mouth
7. Sensory Practicum

Agenda Day 2
Morning Program 8:30am-12:00pm (15 min. break at 10:45)
1. Pre-Feeding Considerations/ Techniques to Prepare the Oral Mechanism
2. Planning a Program
3. LIVE Demonstration of Feeding Techniques
12:00pm-1:00pm: LUNCH
Afternoon Program 1:00pm-4:00pm (15 min. break at 2:15)
4. Feeding Practicum/Hands-On Lab
 A. Infant Feeding Techniques
 B. Introduction to Spoon Feeding
 C. Solid Foods
 D. Cup Drinking
 E. Straw Drinking
5. Discussion/Questions

The project team would like to thank all speech therapist who came to the Feeding workshop
and especially you- Lori - thank you for your energetic and inspiring "hand on" presentation!

Piotr Jaworski