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A Little About MORE with Patricia Oetter and Eileen Richter
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On-Demand MORE: Integrating the Mouth with Sensory and Postural Functions
Patricia Oetter, MA, OTR, FAOTA and Eileen Richter, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA
Available July 1st - August 31st!
CEUs: 11 Contact Hours (1.1 AOTA CEUs)
Recording available for 45 days after purchase
Bonus Live Q & A Webinar September 21st, 2022, 7 pm - 8 pm CDT
While oral-motor treatment approaches for neurologically impaired children have focused on severe feeding dysfunction, recent clinical work with children who have sensory processing/developmental dysfunction has revealed a strong association between subtle oral-motor and respiratory dysfunction and many sensory integrative and sensory motor problems.
A framework for understanding how and why many aspects of development are significantly influenced by oral functions will be presented. This discussion will include the relationship of the suck/swallow/breathe synchrony to behavior, learning, postural development, feeding, communication, arousal, self-regulation, psychosocial development, and even common health issues in children. The relevance of this information to treatment principles with children who have sensory processing/developmental dysfunction will then be shared using slides, case examples and participant lab activities. Documentation strategies for identifying abnormal function and demonstrating change through treatment will be provided. This information is particularly useful for occupational and physical therapists and speech pathologists working with children but may be applied across the age span.
The Developmental Lens on School Occupation
Maude LeRoux, OTR/L
CEUs: 1 Contact Hour
August 30, 2022, 11:30 am CDT – 12:30 pm CDT
What does school readiness really mean? How is a student ready to learn reading, written expression and math along with the necessary skills to use good executive functioning skills such as paying attention, planning and becoming organized? During this short webinar we will focus on attaining learning behavior through the support of the nervous system as we also consider aspects of the developmental hierarchy that prepare students to learn efficiently from others and their environment. Practical tips to support efficiency as we consider our role as occupational therapists in these very important skills will be discussed.