Those with Down syndrome have difficulties controlling oral movements for eating and speech throughout their lifespan due to anatomical and physiological differences. This course will describe oral development, indications of delays and disabilities, and preventative and therapeutic interventions that lead to better health, self-awareness, sensory regulation, speech clarity, and social inclusion.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Jennifer Gray is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with 20 years of experience treating those with speech, language, and feeding delays and disorders. She has spent the last 12+ of those years specializing in communication and feeding for those with the intellectual disabilities and motor speech disorders. She owns and operates companies offering consulting and direct services, including Early Intervention and private practice for infants, children, teens, and adults through traditional and telepractice/teletherapy settings. Her experience working in universities, public schools, private practice, and early intervention settings has led her to seek more effective therapeutic approaches for young children with moderate to severe intellectual and motor speech needs. She currently trains therapists, caretakers, and educators to use methods that work teaching courses and speaking at local, state, and national conventions. Jennifer Gray continues to seek and develop innovative and evidence-based practices to ensure functional outcomes for educational, social, and independent living success.
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|5 min: Introduction|
|15 min: Anatomy and physiology that impact motor skills for oral management, eating, and speaking.|
|15 min: Concomitant delays and disorders that negatively impact skill development and health|
|20 min: Feeding and motor speech assessment options|
|60 min: Preventative and therapeutic interventions: case examples and demonstrations|
|5 min: Questions and Answers|
|Financial||Jennifer Gray is self-Employed at Connected Speech, LLC and Grays Peak Speech Services, LLC. She is also a trainer for LSVT Loud. Jennifer received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. |
|Nonfinancial||No relevant non-financial relationships exist. |