Course Webinar: Infant Oral Play: A Look at Oral Movements to Promote Functional Movement
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Infant Oral Play: A Look at Oral Movements to Promote Functional Movement
Course description: The oral mechanism is made of typical skeletal muscles which act on movement and can be altered by tension. Common infant behaviors include: open mouth posture, oral tension, tongue thrusting and feeding difficulties. All of these can be improved with muscle facilitation. In this course, learners will better understand how to identify and intervene appropriately for functional outcomes.
Presented by Mallory L. Millet, MS, CCC-SLP
Originally presented: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Mallory Millet is a Speech Pathologist who specializes in pediatric feeding disorders. Her focuses include infant reflux, infant oral development and bottle feeding. Through her professional work, and with the lack of support during her own babies’ feeding journeys, she created, The Feeding Mom. It is here that she provides in- person and virtual support to empower parents through their feeding journeys locally and around the world. Her philosophy is: every parent deserves to love feeding their baby. Additionally, she is a certified infant feeding specialist, a certified infant reflux specialist, and a certified infant massage instructor. She has received the ASHA ACE award twice. She is married and a mom of three under the age of 4. She currently lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Duration: 1 hour.
Target audience: Pediatric speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists who work with infants who have oral motor challenges that result in difficulty with feeding and/or speech development.
0:00: Overview of oral anatomy
0:08: Benefits of oral play
0:15: Breakdown of specific activities and each of their purpose
0:40: Troubleshooting common problems and critical thinking
0:50: Q/A session
1:00: End course + quiz
Instructional level: Intermediate (Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.)
Key learning outcomes:
As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...
- Identify oral musculature.
- Describe oral play benefits for functional outcomes.
- Explain and demonstrate specific activities: how to perform and what it’s targeting.
- This course will be presented on the Zoom platform.
- High-speed internet connection is required.
Recorded course information:
- The recorded course will be made available on March 18, 2021.
- The course will be available for CEUs until March 17, 2025.
- You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.
- Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
- Presenter is owner of The Feeding Mom and author of a self-study guide for caregivers: Say AHH- An Infant Into Todderhood Oral Play Guide.
Instructional methodology: Lecture
Course completion requirements:
- Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
- Passing score of 100% on a 5-10 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
- Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
- Completion of program evaluation form.