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Presented by: Patricia Oetter, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA
originally recorded September 8, 2014

Webinars are one and half to two and a half hour video presentations and include the recorded PowerPoint and lecture and a .pdf copy of the PowerPoint notes.

Description: In this introduction to the full two to three day course, M.O.R.E.: Integrating the Mouth with Sensory and Postural Function, expert Patricia Oetter will address the basics of the suck/swallow/breathe model. Participants will learn the importance of these functions and vital roles they play working together, followed by specific interventions to help facilitate successful functioning.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this webinar viewers will be able to:

  1. Describe the gestalt of the suck/swallow/breathe model
  2. Identify 3 ways to encourage a suck that can achieve a seal and a vacuum
  3. List at least 5 natural activities to facilitate varying depth and rate respiration patterns.

Course Level: Intermediate. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Suitable For: Occupational therapists, OT assistants, physical therapists, PT assistants and students, speech and language therapists, teachers, and educators.

Domain: Performance Skills
Process: Intervention

Contact Hours: This course is worth 1.5 contact hours or .15 AOTA CEUs.

Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours for this course you must listen to the recorded webinar in its entirety and complete the accompanying assessment.

About the Speaker: Patricia Oetter, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA is an occupational therapist whose work encompasses many disability groups aged newborn to adult. Ms. Oetter’s MA is in special education and she is co-author of the MORE: Integrating the Mouth and Out of the Mouth of Babes books and the MORE DVD. She is currently in private practice in California and provides practicum training, consultation and intensive treatment nationally and internationally.

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Continuing Education:


Occupational Therapy Practitioners/ Occupational Therapy Assistants:  The Spiral Foundation is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association.  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


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