The Feeding/Oral-Motor/Speech Connection: Diagnosing and Treatment

Presented by Renee Roy Hill M.S., CCC-SLP

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Course Description

In this course, we explore how structure and motor function has an impact on speech and language development. We cover what red flags might indicate a problem beyond a general speech and language delay in the pediatric population. We discuss how we can begin to differentially diagnose developmental delays from motor speech disorders, even before […]
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PediatricSLPFeeding and Swallowing

Meet Your Presenter

Renee is a speech-language pathologist and certified orofacial myologist, with more than 20 years of professional experience. She currently has a private practice, Crossroads Therapy Clinic in New Braunfels, Texas where she provides therapeutic assessment and program planning for clients who have oral-placement, feeding, and motor speech deficits. Renee has been an international lecturer for TalkTools® since 2002, where she teaches on the topics of motor speech, apraxia, Autism, and orofacial myofunctional disorders. She has professional affiliations with ASHA, and the Texas Speech-Language and Hearing Association, as well as being a board member for the Oral Motor Institute.


  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Introductory Level; Professional Area).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify red flags for motor speech disorders.
  2. List at least three evaluation tips for identifying an OMD in the pediatric population.
  3. List at least three evaluation tips for identifying motor speech disorders.
  4. Describe the connection between oral motor development and expressive speech clarity.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Overview of pediatric speech disorders
  • 0:10 - Red flags for motor speech disorders
  • 0:20 - Tips for identifying OMDs
  • 0:30 - Tips for identifying motor speech disorders
  • 0:40 - Therapy considerations following differential diagnosis
  • 0:50 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

This course is designed for speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists who work with children.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until September 15, 2026.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter is a lecturer for TalkTools therapy and receives honorariums for courses.
  • Presenter is part owner of Talk Tools.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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