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OT Seminar: Oral Motor Skills

On Sunday, November 10, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Fury Lecture Hall of the Prusmack Center, the Occupational Therapy Program will present Robin M. Butler discussing feeding therapy for the pediatric population. This presentation is open to the community and is most appropriate for occupational and speech therapists.  




Feeding problems can seriously damage the parent-child relationship as well as lead to nutritional growth and health problems. Children with developmental challenges are at risk for food avoidance and mealtime conflicts. The impact of the sensory-motor development on dining is becoming more prevalent in pediatric practice. This seminar will address this growing problem for therapists in pediatric practice. The emphasis will be on children from birth to five with varying diagnoses. Ms. Butler will review typical oral-motor development and its impact upon total development and then describe oral motor dysfunction. She will share, via lecture, videos and activities, helpful strategies and tools which can turn feeding and mealtime into opportunities for growth. Though coming from a perspective of occupational therapy, Ms. Butler's expertise will insure that any discipline working with children food avoidance and mealtime issues could benefit from this seminar.  



8:30 a.m. Registration/Morning Coffee, Tea and Continental Breakfast  

9: 00 a.m. Program Begins 

1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own) 

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Question Session 

3:30 p.m. Program Ends 



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