Cranial Nerve Dysfunction CND in the Newborn to Precrawling Infant 3 day class
- Learn how to optimize Cranial Nerve function for the newborn to precrawling infant
- Describe Cranial Nerve Dysfunction CND and how to use this model when assessing and treating babies with difficulties such as latch/feeding, torticollis, plagiocephaly, Autonomic Nervous System regulation difficulties, etc.
- Learn Cranial Nerve function and the impact of posture, movement and connection on latch/breastfeeding for babies with oral restrictions and dysfunction
- Feel confident connecting and communicating with parents regarding baby’s Cranial Nerve function
- Utilize the Polyvagal Theory in problems solving
- Learn to normalize sensorimotor oral skills
- Learn the TummyTime!™ Method (with option for certification)
- Learn the 4 Principle Functional Movement Protocol
- Use the CND Assessment and Classification System
- Learn clinical applications and treatment strategies
This training is helpful for Lactation Consultants/ IBCLCs, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Licensed Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, MDs, Nurses, Dentists, and Birth Professionals
March 10-11th, 2018
2 Day Talk Tools Course
Early intervention and pediatric treatment are changing. There are not enough resources to serve the numerous children with feeding, speech/communication, and mouth function problems (e.g., those with prematurity, autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, other congenital disorders, etc.). Occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, early intervention specialists, dieticians, pediatricians, nurses, and others need detailed information to make appropriate referrals, choose appropriate treatment techniques, divide team responsibilities, and train parents/care providers. Techniques (learned in this course) are functional practices interventionists can safely teach parents/care providers. Participation experiences and DVD demonstrations encourage clinical problem solving throughout the course.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify oral sensory-motor problems that impact feeding, speech, and mouth function in children with prematurity, autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disorders.
- Identify typical and atypical anatomy/physiology and feeding/speech/mouth function.
- Identify appropriate treatments for feeding/speech/mouth function problems.
- Practice general oral massage for appropriate populations (e.g., children with oral defensiveness, oral awareness problems, tonic bite, hyperresponsive gag, etc.).
- Practice feeding techniques that can be safely taught to parents and care providers.
This course is offered for 1.5 ASHA CEUs, AOTA (Intermediate level, Professional area)
Part 1 Total Hours: 4 hours, 15 minutes
30 minutes: Key Assessment Concepts
30 minutes: Oral Sensory-Motor Problems/Populations We Treat
30 minutes: Useful Anatomy/Physiology and Sensory-Motor Function
60 minutes: Typical Face/Mouth Development
75 minutes: Promoting Good Face/Mouth Development from Birth
30 minutes: Health Problems: Allergies, Reflux, Sinus, Pulmonary
Part 2 Total Hours: 3 hours, 15 minutes
30 minutes: Hand-Mouth Connection/Early Mouthing Experiences
30 minutes: Pacifier Use/Thumb Sucking/Excessive Mouthing/Tooth Grinding
30 minutes: Teething/Resolving Drooling
45 minutes:Group Experience: Oral Massage/Facilitation
30 minutes: Jaw/Lip/Tongue: Grading/Dissociation/Direction of Movement
30 minutes:Horns/Bubbles/Other Respiratory Work
Part 3 Total Hours 7.5 hours
60 minutes: Treatment Session Components/Suggestions/Modifications
30 minutes: Infant Breast/Bottle Feeding
30 minutes: Spoon Feeding/Cup and Straw Drinking
30 minutes:Age-Appropriate Food/Liquid Progression
45 minutes: Group Experience: Feeding Technique Practice
30 minutes: Working through “Picky Eating/Drinking”
90 minutes: Typical Feeding Development (Detailed)
30 minutes: Typical Speech/Communication Development (Detailed)
75 minutes: ntelligible Speech as an ADL (Strategies for SLPs/OTs/Others)
30 minutes: Speech Treatment X-Rays/Videos