Oral motor skill development is key to feeding success. Oral motor skills build on one another, helping to progressively add more complex textures to a child’s diet. This 2-hour webinar reviews oral motor skills obtained at each stage of development, starting with baby. Therapy tips and ideas to target specific skills are provided for each stage of development.
Identify oral motor skills required for feeding at early stages of development.
State the appropriate ages and background needed to upgrade a child’s diet.
Determine whether oral motor skill development is impacting feeding success.
List the functional impact oral motor deficits can have on feeding challenges.
Identify three therapy interventions used to advance oral motor skill development
Target Audience:introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, COTAs, other pediatric professionals, and parents
Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development (#8215). Course approval ID# 06954. This distance learning, independent format is offered at 0.2 CEUs, Introductory level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.
McKenzie Hoffman, MA, CCC-SLP, has been working as a therapist with a passion for feeding since 2020. She began her career at a pediatric outpatient clinic, where she started a feeding program and built a feeding team. Later, she moved to an outpatient setting in a children’s hospital providing NICU follow-up services for babies and their families. Currently, she works in an inpatient setting at the same hospital working with families in the NICU and with pediatric inpatients. McKenzie strongly believes in collaboration, working alongside PTs and OTs using an early intervention team approach to help resolve feeding issues.
She is a mom of three and runs a small business and Instagram account @playingatyourplate, where she shares tips and ideas that she uses with her children to encourage positive experiences with foods and mealtimes.
Financial: McKenzie Hoffman receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.