Facilitating Oral Motor Skills


This LiveTalk discusses interventions for promoting oral motor skills in children and the rationale and clinical reasoning behind them.


Featuring: Stacey Szklut, MS, OTR/L
originally recorded June 30, 2014

LiveTalks are hour long audio-only podcasts. This LiveTalk is part of the Treatment Tips and Tricks bundle.

Description: This LiveTalk discusses interventions for promoting oral motor skills in children and the rationale and clinical reasoning behind them. Listeners will also learn about respiratory functions and their relationship with oral motor success and difficulty.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this LiveTalk participants will be able to:

  1. Identify a variety of strategies and programs for addressing oral motor skills.
  2. Describe important points to consider when engaged in clinical reasoning oral motor interventions.
  3. Identify how oral motor and respiratory difficulties interface for function.

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

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

Domain: Performance Skills
Process: Intervention

Contact Hours: This course is worth 1.0 contact hours or 0.1 AOTA CEUs.

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

About the Speaker: Stacey Szklut M.S., OTR/L is the owner and executive director of South Shore Therapies, Inc. She specializes in intervention for individuals with sensory, motor, pre-vocational, and feeding difficulties and has advanced training in feeding/ oral motor interventions and therapeutic listening programs. Stacey is a nationally recognized expert in the area of sensory integration. In addition to her work in the clinic, she travels nationally to teach a wide variety of workshops on assessment, intervention, and combining therapeutic techniques. She has recently developed a course of interventions for children with ASD. Stacey’s extensive clinical and teaching experience provides the foundation for her belief in an eclectic approach to intervention, focusing on developing functional abilities for independence. She has been positively impacting lives with her therapy since 1982.

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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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