Teaching Kids to Eat: Using Baby Led Weaning & Motor Learning Theory

Date and Time: Sun, November 5, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM PST

Location - Abbott & Burkhart Therapy

Description

Are your clients and families struggling with the transition from breast or bottle feeding to eating solids? Working with clients stuck on purees, unable to move on to harder chewables? Concerned about chocking and how to help your clients progress in a safer manner? This 7-hour class for occupational therapists will introduce the clinician to the current research and recommendations regarding solid food feeding and learning to chew. The class will focus on traditional and alternative methods of introducing solids, as well as the reasoning behind choosing one approach over another. By applying principles of sensory and oral motor development as well as motor learning theory, clinicians will develop a strong understanding of safe, yet effective solid food introduction in both typical and atypical populations for enhanced therapy outcomes.
   
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The Neurobiology of Swallowing & Dysphagia

Date and Time

Fri, Nov 3, 2017, 8:00 AM – Sat, Nov 4, 2017, 3:30 PM PDT

Location - Abbott & Burkhart Therapy

Description
Working towards your advanced practice (SWC)? This is the perfect foundational course to start your training. Seasoned dysphagia clinician looking for clarity? Although the perfect challenge for beginners, this course will deepen your understanding of the physiologic foundations of feeding and swallowing and take your treatment to a new level. This two-day workshop provides an in-depth exploration of the biomechanical, neurological, and sensory components of normal and abnormal swallowing. Participants will walk away with increased understanding of the neuromuscular control of swallow physiology, and be able to confidently apply this knowledge to day-to-day practice. Through lecture, modified barium swallow study videos, case studies focused on signs/symptoms, dysfunctions, and impairments, and interactive activities, course participants will acquire the knowledge to assertively address the complex occupation of feeding.
 
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