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.
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.