Pre-Feeding Exercises: A Sensory Motor Approach

This course provides a theoretical foundation for developing a pre-feeding program based upon a task analysis of the motor skills for spoon feeding, solids, cup drinking and straw drinking. Functional goal-based exercises, applicable to a wide variety of populations, are also demonstrated.

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Course Description

The goal of a pre-feeding program is to develop the underlying motor skills to support safe, nutritive eating. Pre-feeding programs often do not target specific motor skills because assessment has not included a task analysis of the clients oral sensory motor skill development.

This course provides a theoretical foundation for developing a pre-feeding program based upon a task analysis of the motor skills for spoon feeding, solids, cup drinking and straw drinking. Functional goal-based exercises, applicable to a wide variety of populations, are also demonstrated.

Although there is no prerequisite for taking this course, it was designed in response to requests for a review of the exercises demonstrated in the two day class, Feeding Therapy: A Sensory Motor Approach.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Participants will be able to identify 4 pre-feeding considerations when planning a program.
  2. Participants will be able to demonstrate 3 functional exercises to support the following: spoon feeding, cup drinking, straw drinking, and eating solids.
Timed Agenda
  • 30 minutes Planning a Sensory-Based program
  • 20 minutes Assessment & Treatment Model
  • 55 minutes Goal-Based Pre-Feeding Exercises
  • 15 minutes Wrap-up/Q&A

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
Lori L. Overland MS CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC, FOM

Learning Options
  • Online ONLY for 1 learner -- ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE (downloadable workbook)
  • Online + SUPPLIES for 1 learner --  ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE, plus the following supplies
  • 2- Yellow Chewy Tubes
  • 2- Red Chewy Tubes
  • 1- Red Bite Block Set
  • 1-Toothie
  • Recommended Supplies (Not Included):
  • Sensi Pre-Feeding Kit
  • Veggie Stix or Pretzel Sticks
  • Group Rate for 5 learners
  • ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE for 5 learners
  • 5 sets of SUPPLIES listed above
Recommended Tools
  • Sensi Pre-Feeding Kit

Course Content

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