“Neuro-Revision for Tethered Oral Tissues” Class provides beginner through advanced therapists with critical information about the neurophysiology of orofacial disruptions and dysfunctions, current issues in oral motor dysregulation, and effective treatment strategies for optimizing neurological organization to critical orofacial structures through the pediatric population.
Therapists today face an ever-growing challenge of providing effective interventions for infants and children with tethered oral tissues and related disorders. Most treatment interventions approach the challenges from a mechanical perspective, without addressing the underlying neurological dysfunctions that may perpetuate the oral motor confusion.
“Neuro-Revision for Tethered Oral Tissues” Class provides therapists with critical information about the prenatal neurodevelopmental processes driving the structural aberrations, and neurophysiology-based post-natal management. Therapists will explore the biodynamic embryological development, critical brain wiring and integrative circuits, and the multidimensional function of mouth and throat structures. Therapists will learn to identify common wiring disruptions to appropriately tailor their interventions and acquire important treatment strategies for guiding proper oral motor function. Parent and caregiver needs are also addressed, with simple strategies and resources provided for optimal support and family success.
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- Review of biodynamic embryology, orofacial development, pre- and post-natal autonomic regulation, adverse plasticization’s, functional adaptations.
- Students will identify developmental aberrations leading to orofacial disruption, brainstem wiring disruptions, autonomic regulation, and our neuro-sensitive intervention approaches.
- Students will identify two developmental disruptions resulting in tethered oral tissues. pre- and post-natal wiring disruption events, and two common adverse plasticization events.
- Neurodevelopmental brain wiring dynamics and integrative circuits, creating orofacial structures.
- Students will be able to identify cranial nerve and integrative circuit developmental dynamics impacting orofacial development.
- Neuromuscular organization of mouth and throat, including fascial throat tubes. Neurovisceral dynamics impacting proper respiratory, oral and digestive function.
- Perceptual to proprioceptive processes; interoceptive regulation; neurobiology of therapist presence and engagement for developmental and functional outcomes.
- Students will be able to identify importance of throat tube organization, mandibular sling and pharyngeal dynamics, three positive engagement strategies to enhance developmental and functional oral motor outcomes.
- Clinical Integration: treatment protocols for infants and children, including recommendations for integrative mouth work. From survival strategies to thriving possibilities, new wiring, landing and naming. “Landing/Learning” protocol, clinical integration strategies for home and clinic settings.
- Students will be able to identify and perform the four-step process for effective connection, landing and learning (Landing/Learning Protocol). They will be able to identify three practical strategies in various treatment environments to enhance connection, landing, learning and oral motor function in their patients.
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional to identify common wiring disruptions to appropriately tailor their interventions and acquire important treatment strategies for guiding proper oral motor function.
- Identify mapping and interpretation circuits in the brain.
- Identify common adverse plasticization events in orofacial deformities.
- Identify neuromuscular organization of mouth and throat.
- Identify three steps to enhance autonomic regulation.
- Identify 3 simple oral motor handholds to facilitate neurosensory organization.
- Identify three positive engagement strategies to enhance developmental and restorative movement outcomes.
- Identify and utilize the “Landing/Learning” protocol for effective connection, communication, and performance outcomes.
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Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech-Language Pathologist
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Cathy Holway is employed by Neurovascular Institute, Inc. and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.