Mastering Mastication

Online Videos
Multiple Resources
Active Community
One-on-One Mentorship
Online
CE Credits
Pediatric Dentistry

About the Course

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What you get
  • ONLINE ONLY - online access to lecture videos, course workbook, certificate, and ASHA CEUs/AOTA CEUs
  • ONLINE + SUPPLIES - online access to lecture videos, course workbook, certificate, and ASHA CEUs/AOTA CEUs, plus course supplies and textbook as applicable per the course
  • ONLINE + SUPPLIES + DVD - includes everything above plus a DVD of the course to add to your resource library
  • GROUP RATE - special discount applies to a group of 5 learners and includes access to online course for 5 learners, 5 set of supplies and textbooks (as applicable per the course) and 1 course DVD

Users have 1 year to complete their courses from the date of purchase.

NOTE: Certain courses do not include supplies, textbooks or manuals.

Course Description

TalkTools Instructor, Monica Purdy, will be presenting strategies for implementing a chewing plan for clients who have not mastered this skill, looking at what happens during both a typical chewing event and a disordered one

Participants will learn how to conduct a differential diagnosis to determine if sensory issues and/or motor deficits are impacting mastication. Techniques to facilitate transitioning to solids, as well as strategies to go from a vertical chew to a rotary chew will be discussed. Mastering Mastication Checklist for families will also be presented.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify typical chewing patterns vs. disordered chewing patterns
  2. Conduct a differential diagnosis to determine sensory and/or motor deficits affecting mastication
  3. Apply techniques to incorporate solid foods
  4. Apply 2 strategies to facilitate transition from vertical to rotary chew

Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® OPT resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.

Instructors

Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP

Learning Options
  • Online ONLY for 1 learner -- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE (downloadable workbook, forms and charts)
  • Group Rate for 5 learners
  • ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE for 5 learners
Timed Agenda
  • 30 minutes Identifying chewing patterns
  • 60 minutes Differential Diagnosis: What is Impacting Mastication?
  • 30 minutes Transitioning to solids
  • 30 minutes Transitioning from vertical to rotary chew
  • 15 Minutes Mastering Mastication Checklist
  • 15 minutes Wrap-up & FAQ
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  • Sensi
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  • Bubble Kit

Course Content

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