Principles for feeding children with cerebral palsy or neuromotor disorders, 27 May 2013

The Discipline of Speech and Language Therapy would like to invite Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists to a one day workshop on:

Development, assessment, and intervention principles for feeding children with cerebral palsy or neuromotor disorders

Presented by Dr. Fran Redstone

Dr. Fran Redstone is currently an Associate Professor at Adelphi University in New York. She has extensive experience in hospital clinics, cerebral palsy centers, and preschools specializing in speech, language, feeding therapy for children with multiple handicaps. For the past 30 years, Dr. Redstone has published, lectured, presented workshops, and taught courses related to speech and feeding for children with cerebral palsy, Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT/Bobath), and movement science in the US and abroad. She is presently editing the book, Speech Interventions for Children with Cerebral Palsy: NDT, Traditional, Eclectic for Plural Publishers.

The workshop will take place in Áras Moyola, National University of Ireland, Galway on 27th May 2013 from 10am to 4pm. Registration will commence at 9.30am.

Outline for Workshop

It has been stated that approximately 25% of typically developing children have some feeding disorder. This percentage increases to 80-90% in children with neuromotor disorders. This one-day workshop will familiarize participants with normal feeding/swallowing, the development of these skills in the young child, and how to assess and treat feeding disorders stemming from motor, sensory and/or behavioral problems.

 Learning Outcomes:

After attending this workshop participants will be able to

Identify the stages of normal swallowing.

Describe the development of feeding skills in the first year of life.

Identify 3 common feeding problems.

List 3 specific techniques for feeding intervention.

Identify 2 aspects of feeding that enhance later speech sound development.


Registration (Limited to 50 delegates)




Fee for Registration



Discipline of Speech and Language Therapy, Aras Moyola, NUI Galway

Monday 27th May 2013 (10am to 4pm)


€65.00  (Reduced rate of €50.00 for therapists who have taken NUI students on placement or offered placements in the past 2 years or who are taking students in 2013.


To register for this course please click here.

Please have your credit card/laser card to hand for the online registration process.

Contact Details of Discipline telephone:  091 495470