This is a two-day, hands-on intensive workshop. Participants will learn compensatory hands-on techniques for tonic bite, slow oral transit, tongue thrust, and gag. The participants will practice over 50 specific intervention strategies for improving facial muscle function for eating and speech. Additional topics of discussion may include: goal writing, diet texture progression, tube to oral issues, adaptive mealtime utensils, oral hygiene issues, medication administration issues, oral function for individuals with trachs, facilitating improved articulation through oral motor techniques, research issues, videofluroscopy issues for motorically involved individuals, and additional topics of importance as determined by the participants.
Upon completion Participants will be able to:
1) Demonstrate assessment battery for determining orofacial movement patterns using the Beckman protocol.
2) Demonstrate compensatory handling techniques.
3) Demonstrate oral motor interventions and treatment techniques.
4) Recognize how to screen for potential referral candidates.
5) Identify the results of the techniques discussed.
Preparation: You will be working with the fragile tissues of the oral area; for safety reasons, therapeutic nail length is a must. Attendees are asked to bring a large handheld mirror. A DVD of a case study is welcomed for discussion.
$450 – Group or Individual Early Registration: Per person rate. 30 days or more in advance.
$475 – Group Registration: Per person rate. Two (2) or more therapists from the same facility registering at the same time on the same check, money order, or credit card, less than 30 days in advance.
$500 – Standard Registration: One (1) therapist registering less than 30 days in advance.
This presentation will focus exclusively on Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention and will not include information on other similar or related services.
This program is offered for 1.6 AOTA CEUs (Intermediate level; Performance Skills). Approved assignment of 1.6 CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, specific products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Instructor Disclosure: Debra Beckman is the President of Beckman & Associates, Inc. Financial- Debra Beckman receives salary from Beckman & Associates. Non-Financial-There are no nonfinancial relationships between Debra Beckman and Beckman & Associates.
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