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*VCF funding approved of $480 per pax for VWO staff who are Sporean/PR

Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: M.O.R.E Integrating the Mouth with Sensory and Postural Functions

A framework for understanding how and why many aspects of development are significantly influenced by oral functions will be presented. This discussion will include the relationship of the suck/swallow synchrony to behaviour, learning, postural development, feeding, communication, arousal, self-regulation, psychosocial development and even common health issues in children using slides, case examples and participant lab activities. Documentation strategies for identifying abnormal and demonstrating change through treatment will be provided.

Dates:25 and 26 Nov 2019 (Mon and Tue)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Eileen Richter, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA and Patricia Oetter, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA

Ms Richter has over 30 years of experience working with a variety of disability groups in the public schools, hospitals and private practice. She has her Master of Public Health degree in Maternal & Child Health, is NDT certified and has published a number of books and articles. Ms Richter has lectured extensively throughout the US, Asia and Europe on topics related to sensory motor dysfunction in children. She is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Ms Oetter earned her B.S. degree in occupational therapy from the University of Kansas and her master’s degree in special education from Kansas State Teachers College. She has clinical experience with individuals of varying disabilities, ages, newborn to adult. Her primary emphasis has been infants and toddlers, preschool and elementary aged children with learning, communication and/or sensory processing disorders. Ms Oetter provides consultation and education for teachers, parents and therapists in the US, Asia and Europe. She has worked extensively in schools, special programs and private practice. She is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Ms Oetter has co-authored a number of publications related to treatment of sensory processing disorders including: MORE.

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Course Outline

Participants will learn:

Day 1 (Oral motor lab):

  • Overview: The SSN Synchrony
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Anatomical Structures & Mechanisms of Suck
  • Neurological Foundations (Cranial Nerves)
  • Complications for Arousal/Alertness
  • The SSB Synchrony and Eating
  • Taste/Texture/Fit Practicum

Day 2 (Respiration/Toy and Strategies lab):

  • Functional Mechanisma: Swallow/Respiration
  • Practicum: Oral/Respiratory Activities
  • SSB & Attention
  • Hands on Treatment Strategies: Respiration/Oral Motor
  • Functional Assessment (MORE PS)
  • Case Study/Problem Solving (Treatment Videos)
Course Objectives

Participants will be able to :

  • Outline and discuss the relationship of the suck/swallow/breathe synchrony to critical aspects of development.
  • Identify and document subtle, abnormal SSB processes in children who have sensory processing/developmental dysfunction.
  • Implement treatment strategies designed to improve respiration patterns, self-regulation, postural control, visual motor skills, feeding and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate and apply techniques designed to enhance oral/respiratory function.
Who Can Benefit?

Useful for Occupational and Physical Therapists and Speech Pathologists working with children as well as special needs teachers, but may be applied across the age span.

Course Fees & Closing Dates

*VCF funding approved of $480 per pax for VWO staff who are Sporean/PR

Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
23 Aug 2019 1250
Normal Till Full 1350