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Oral Motor Function Of The Developmentally Delayed Child (SPH-646)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0878-646-034
Instructor: Ashley Orourke
Days: Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Note: Online, Both synchronous and asynchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Course Meets: March 27 - May 16

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An understanding of the development of motor functions of typical/atypical infants and young children as a framework for evaluating children with feeding/ pre-speech/speech disorders (e.g., Down syndrome, cerebral palsy). Focus on the birth to three population. Principles and strategies for treatment (e.g., oromotor integrity, team approach) will be discussed.

Learning Goals:   PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate : 1. understanding of the nature of oral-motor functioning (swallowing), its assessment and treatment (ASHA III-C : knowledge of the disorder – assessed by course grade)2. competency in assessing swallowing, feeding and early sound production in young children (ASHA III-D : principles of assessment & IV-G : assessment skills – assessed by midterm)3. ability to plan and implement therapeutic techniques for children with feeding disorders and oral-motor dysfunction (ASHA III-D : principles of intervention; IV-G2 : intervention skills – assessed by final)

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