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On-Demand A Little About MORE
Eileen Richter
Patti Oetter

Eileen Richter, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, and Patricia Oetter, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA

CEUs: 1 Contact Hour

Course Level 
OT, PT, SLP, educators, mental health professionals, and interested others
Course Description

MORE (Motor, Respiration, and Eyes or vision) is an acronym for a model emphasizing the integration of the Suck/Swallow/Breathe (SSB) mechanisms with the rest of body functions. The SSB has been organized, practiced and refined throughout the last trimester of fetal development.  It then refines after birth and becomes a muscle synergy. In this short webinar, an introduction to the mechanics, structures, and functions of the SSB will be explored and related to Oral Motor control, Respiratory control, Postural control, Gross and Fine Motor control and Postural Development. Assessment and treatment planning that can impact many areas of function from infancy to geriatrics will be briefly explored in this course.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the MORE concept and its relationship to at least 2 areas of typical development.

  2. Identify at least 3 assessment and treatment strategies.

Instructional Methods

The speaker will be using a lecture with slides and time allotted for question & answer.

Course Agenda

15 minutes: The MORE Concept

15 minutes: Relationships to function

30 minutes: Assessment & treatment

10 minutes: Q&A

Course Requirements

Following completion of the entire course including the course survey, the participant will be issued a course completion certificate.


Continuing Education

1 Contact Hour will be awarded if course requirements are met. For additional continuing education information for PT, SLP, and social work, click  here to access our CEU policy information.

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