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TalkTools Workshop | Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach

  • 14 May 2016
  • (UTC-04:00)
  • 15 May 2016
  • (UTC-04:00)
  • Holiday Inn, 929 Hingham St, Rockland, MA 02370


Host: South Shore Therapies

Presented by: Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP

Approved for 1.2 ASHA and AOTA CEUs

In Lori Overland's updated Sensory/Motor Approach to Feeding workshop the complex issues surrounding feeding disorders are discussed. The class reflects new research and understanding of sensory processing and the impact on feeding. Pre-feeding exercises designed to develop the motor skills for safe, effective, nutritive feeding and therapeutic feeding techniques are targeted. The class includes two live evaluations and program plans, as well as interactive sensory and feeding practicums.

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and define the developmental acquisition of feeding skills.

2. Describe individual oral-phase feeding deficiencies.

3. Apply at least four goals of an SLP-administered oral-motor feeding program.

4. Summarize the benefits of improved oral movement in cases of oral-phase feeding deficiencies.

Lori L. Overland, M.S., CCC-SLP, C/NDT

Lori Overland is a speech and language pathologist with more than 34 years of professional experience.

Lori specializes in dealing with the unique needs of infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school-aged children with oral motor, feeding and speech disorders.  She has received an award from the Connecticut Down Syndrome Association for her work within this population.

Lori consults with children from all over the world, providing evaluations, re-evaluations, program plans and week-long therapy programs.  Lori also provides consults to local school districts and Birth-to-Three organizations.  Her goal in addressing feeding and speech challenges is to improve the quality of life for both the children she serves and their families.

In addition to her private practice, Lori is a member of TalkTools speaker's bureau.  Lori has lectured on sensory motor feeding disorders across the United States and internationally.  Her classes, “Feeding Therapy:  A Sensory-Motor Approach” and “Developing Oral-Motor Feeding Skills in the Down Syndrome Population” are approved for ASHA and AOTA CEUs.

Lori is the author of A Sensory Motor Approach to Feeding (Overland, L., Merkel-Walsh, R., 2013).  Charleston, SC:TalkTools, “A Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding.  Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders”, (Dysphagia) (October 2011) and “Food for Thought”, Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation Magazine (May 2001).

She holds degrees from Hofstra University and Adelphi University and has her neurodevelopmental certification.


For more a detailed agenda and more information, please visit the event website: www.talktools.com/feeding-boston/

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