Sensory Brain Development and Feeding Strategies
This full-day class includes the morning session on Sensory Brain Development, and the afternoon session on neuroscience-based feeding strategies.
The medical advances that save younger and younger premature babies demand that we advance our therapeutic skills as well.
Mechanically-driven approaches to our critical survival functions of breathing, sleeping and feeding do not address the underlying disrupted neurological circuitry.
A baby with confused brainstem circuitry needs guidance to develop functional wiring patterns.
When therapists and neonatal specialists understand the "Why of the Wiring" of neurological development, we can guide these little ones to successful somatic, sensory and social function.
Sensory Brain Development and Feeding Strategies Class addresses these critical issues.
In this special full-day class, you will learn:
- The fundamental rhythms of embryological development
- How disruptions in early rhythms may contribute to sensory dysfunction, genetic malformations or developmental delays
- Neurological foundations of oral motor structure and function
- Theories and practice of neural plasticity: “Re-wiring” the brain
- Basics of brain-mouth-gut mapping
- Neurosensory regulation in the therapeutic intervention
- Integration strategies for neuroscience-based feeding process
This class provides beginner through advanced therapists with critical information about embryological development, current issues in neurodevelopmental delays, and effective treatment and feeding strategies for working with the pediatric population.
Therapists learn the scientific rationale behind our developmental interventions, integrating the latest findings in neuroscience, and identify the science-based approaches that best serve our patients and families.
*Explore the elegant dynamics of embryological development, from the initial two layers to our full, complex organization.
*Examine the specialization of ectoderm into neural tube, including the integration of the crest cell layer into our cranial nerve and facial construction.
*Identify the development from neural tube to adult brainstem and discover the neurological foundations of sensory processing.
*Acquire important treatment strategies for neurodevelopmental, sensory and feeding dysfunction patients of all ages, including the 0-3 population.
Specific oral motor dysfunctions will be addressed:
*Anterior tongue tie is the "tip" of complex oral motor confusion, anchored by naso-oropharyngeal developmental dysfunction, which must be addressed to allow successful suck-swallow development.*
*"Posterior tongue tie" reaches far beyond the posterior genioglossus - and we will explore the true physiological root of this perceived dysfunction.*
*Laryngeal and aspiration disruptions impact proper vagus nerve function, complicating G-tube interventions.*
*Facilitate neurological circuit alignment to restore oral feeding and allow removal of G-tube.*
The Neurovascular Integration approach transforms and illuminates familiar therapeutic interventions. By grounding our work in our own secure, autonomic "balance zone" and working from the "why of the wiring," we guide our patients to their own autonomic organization and regulation. This modeling also helps to create an optimal environment for family support and therapeutic success.
Pre-registration is required.
Join us! Class is being held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Easterseals Blake Foundation, 7750 East Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85710.
Registration is closed.
Continuing Education: Upon successful completion of this class, students will receive a certificate of completion for 7 Continuing Education Hours. We are NCTMB approved providers.
NVI, Inc. is an AOTA approved CE provider. This class earns .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
AOTA Classification Codes for this class:
First Content Focus: Domain of OT: Context and Environment
Second Content Focus: Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
Third Content Focus: Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues & Trends
NVI, Inc. provides "Clean Space" classroom environments, and use of essential oils in the class space is prohibited. By registering you agree to the terms and conditions of our seminar policies here.