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Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention © Course

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About the Workshop:

Oral motor impairment presents a variety of challenges for both the individual affected, and for the care team providing intervention. Often the individual experiencing oral motor difficulties is not able to follow commands. The person may not be eating or taking fluids orally, which reduces the opportunities for observation of oral movement patterns. The majority of baseline protocols currently available require at least minimal direction-following skills. The protocol developed by Beckman uses mechanical muscle responses, which are not mediated cognitively, to baseline the response to pressure and movement, range of movement, variety of movement, strength of movement and control of movement for the lips, cheeks, jaw, and tongue. In this two day course, participants will actively participate in hands-on practice for compensatory handling techniques for the following concerns: tonic bite, tonic bite on a utensil, slow oral transit, tongue thrust, cough, gag and vomit. The participants will complete an oral motor protocol with each other, analyze the results, and discuss data tracking. The participants will also complete hands-on practice for specific oral motor interventions to address the deficit areas discovered during baseline assessment. Additional topics of discussion may include: goal writing, diet texture progression, tube to oral issues, adaptive mealtime utensils, oral hygiene issues, medication administration issues, oral function for individuals with tracheotomy, facilitating improved articulation through oral motor techniques, research issues, videofluroscopy issues for motorically involved individuals.

Speaker: Mr Stephen Chan (Occupational Therapist)

Target Participants: Licensed Occupational Therapists AND Speech and Language Pathologists/Speech Therapists

Date &Time:  9th & 10th March, 2016 (Wed & Thur) 9:30am – 5:30pm

Venue: Room 706, Peninsula Tower, No. 538, Castle Peak Road, Kowloon, HONG KONG

Seat Availability: 30 seats

Course Fee:

  • Early Bird registration by 9th January, 2016: HK$4,000 (including course materials)
  • Standard registration by 9th February, 2016: HK$4,500 (including course materials)

Certification: Upon 100% attendance, participants are awarded the Certificate of Completion by Beckman & Associates, Inc. And after the completion of the course, participants’ name can be listed (optional) on the website http://www.beckmanoralmotor.com.

Enquiry: To learn more about the course, please visit the website: http://www.beckmanoralmotor.com

Registration form can be downloaded from: http://www.crest.hk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Beckman-Certificate-Course-Information-by-CREST-2016.03-revised.pdf

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact Mr. Stephen Chan at stephen@crest.hk or (852) 3628 3443

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