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Tethered Oral Tissues: Beyond Breastfeeding

by Autumn Read Henning, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP
  • Learning Format: webinar
  • Handout: No
Abstract:

This presentation is an introduction to tethered oral tissues and their impact on oral function beyond breastfeeding. Participants will learn about the oral skills necessary for proper speech and solid feeding and how tethered oral tissues alter this optimal function. Participants will learn how to effectively communicate with patients, families, and other medical professionals on this topic and make appropriate referrals with recognition of signs and symptoms affecting oral function.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Recognize developmental milestones and oral abilities required for functional feeding and speech
Objective 2:Identify common signs/symptoms of tethered oral tissues related to feeding and speech function
Objective 3: Advocate for intervention via appropriate referrals to designated professionals treating tethered oral tissues for feeding and speech function

Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks