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Prevention of Feeding, Speech, and Mouth Development Problems: Birth to Age 2

# e156   Prevention of Feeding, Speech, and Mouth Development Problems: Birth to Age 2

by Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI

0.7 CEUs

$ 109.00

This course presents strategies to help establish solid foundations for the development of normal speech and feeding behavior for young children ages birth to 2 years. There are many children on our caseloads who were born with typically developing mouths, but then something went wrong – particularly in the first year. These children develop low tongue resting positions, high narrow palates, small nasal airways, and feeding and speech problems. These difficulties could be avoided if parents and caregivers beginning at birth used appropriate feeding, speech, and mouth development techniques and activities. In this course, participants will learn how to keep babies and young children (birth to 2 years) on track to prevent or reduce life-long feeding, speech, and mouth development problems.  Offered for 0.7 ASHA CEUs – 7 contact hours. 

Content Disclosure: Course presenter is author of the book "Nobody Ever Told Me (or My Mother) That! Everything from Bottles and Breathing to Healthy Speech Development" and the text "Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment: Ages and Stages". The presenter will refer to these books during the presentation, though participants do not need to purchase these books to complete this course. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

Course Format: Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  1. Explore and identify ways to prevent feeding, speech, and mouth development problems.
  2. Identify crucial feeding, speech, and mouth developmental milestones (birth to age 2).
  3. Explore and identify the value of tracking and facilitating early feeding, speech, and mouth development.
  4. Identify crucial age-specific feeding, speech, and mouth development activities that parents and caregivers can be safely and easily taught to keep children on track in these processes.

A score of 80% or better must be received on the post test in order 
to receive a certificate of completion.

Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI, is a certified speech-language pathologist and infant massage instructor. She has practiced speech-language pathology since 1980 and has been a feeding therapist since 1983. Her experiences include teaching graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education courses; working with children and adults who exhibit a variety of speech, language, feeding, and swallowing disorders; and publishing/presenting information on oral sensory-motor function, assessment, and treatment. She is the author of the textbook Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment: Ages and Stages (Allyn & Bacon, 2001). She has also written a book for parents entitled Nobody Ever Told Me (or My Mother) That! Everything from Bottles and Breathing to Healthy Speech Development (Sensory World, 2010).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Diane Bahr is the presenter of an online CE course sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Diane Bahr is author of "Nobody Ever Told Me (or My Mother) That! Everything from Bottles and Breathing to Healthy Speech Development" and "Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment: Ages and Stages"; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Diane Bahr is a volunteer board member for the Oral Motor Institute Study Group, a volunteer consultant for Future Horizons, Inc., and a member of ASHA and IAIM; she receives no compensation in these roles. 


Intended Audience

  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.7 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 7 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.

Content Disclosure: Course presenter is author of the "Nobody Ever Told Me (or My Mother) That! Everything from Bottles and Breathing to Healthy Speech Development" and "Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment: Ages and Stages". Presenter will refer to these books throughout the presentation. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

ASHA CE Registry:  During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

IL Early Intervention: The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for 5 hours of EI credential credit in the area of Intervention and 2 hours in Typical Development (7 Total).

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Florida: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #SPA-026.  
  • New Jersey: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the New Jersey Department of Education.  Provider #1654.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 08/31/2016.

  • Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

  • Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

  • Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

  • ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

  • Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

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"I liked all of it. Lots of excellent information as well as practical strategies that can be used immediately in my work." – E.G. (Dec. 2016)

"All of the content was beneficial as I was looking for more information regarding mouth development, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, tongue tie, spoon feeding and cup drinking." – L.D. (Dec. 2016)

"I loved the ideas to implement with feeding, respiration, oral motor and speech development. I liked the developmental checklists to share with parents!" – M.W. (Dec. 2016)

"I like the video examples that she used. I would love to see her doing some of these examples (feeding with spoon, using bite blocks) with actual kids." – K.F. (Dec. 2016)

"I liked it all! Amazing content and practical application of learned information. Great resources, and I will be looking forward to seeking out other courses by Diane." – K.H. (Dec. 2016)

"The portion on analyzing the facial characteristics to understand what may be happening in the oral cavity was really helpful. I liked the organization and examples that I can share with parents." – C.S. (Dec. 2016)

"I liked the information about effects of pacifier use and thumb sucking as well as early development of structures." – L.B. (Dec. 2016)

"Every part of this course will be helpful. I appreciated the level of detail that was put in every area of feeding from birth to age three. I liked the video demonstrations! It was a great e-course!" – S.M.M. (Nov. 2016)

"Best online study I've ever taken. She did an excellent job of combining research and clinical experience. She had very clear instruction and examples." – T.P. (Nov. 2016)

"I liked the review of the anatomy and suggestions and videos for oral motor practice - such as blowers, straws, cups, etc. I would have liked specific examples/case studies of different populations and diagnoses." – D.J. (Nov. 2016)

"The info on apraxia was most beneficial. I liked the video demos." – T.P.T. (Oct. 2016)

"It was all very useful, and I appreciate the things I've learned in this course. It was very easy to listen to. I did it in a couple of settings and never felt bored." – A.M. (Oct. 2016)

"It was very informative. I especially appreciated the discussion on the affect of tongue tie and thrust on tongue movement and ideas for therapy." – K.G. (Oct. 2016)

"All of it was helpful. She was very easy to understand and I really liked the demonstration videos she used. This was one of the best courses I have taken - especially online - in a long time!" – S.K. (Oct. 2016)

"Excellent and very detailed. The practical demonstration at the end was excellent! I've not seen this in an E course-great idea! I would recommend this course both to therapists who are currently practicing with peds but also to therapists who are not, but are looking to expand their knowledge base." – C.B. (Sept. 2016)

"Fantastic course. Diane Bahr provides a ton of useful information as well as new therapy ideas. She is a very engaging speaker and provides very nice example videos of therapy activities." – P.K. (Sept. 2016)

 

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