Course content – Day 3

Management of Motor feeding Disorders

Aim To provide a framework for planning dysphagia management. To teach skills for modifying the risk of aspiration, managing motor feeding disorders, and managing the therapeutic environment.

Session

Content

Tutor
1

Principles underlying dysphagia intervention.

Classification of dysphagia;

Motor feeding disorder.

Sensory feeding disorder.

Respiratory based dysphagia.

Predisposing factors for Motor feeding disorders.

Key aspects of dysphagia, including;

Faltering weight/Aspiration/Reduced endurance.

Management options.

Modifying the risk of aspiration.

Compensatory techniques including;

Positioning/Equipment/Environment.

Pacing/Temperature/Tate/Texture/Thickness/

Thickeners.

Judi Hibberd & Jeanne Taylor
2

Thickeners including;

  • Products available.
  • Descriptions.
  • Practical activity.

Therapeutic interventions for disorders of muscle tone.

Techniques. Managing;

  • Bite reflex.
  • Tongue thrust.
  • Lip control.
  • Jaw control.
  • All supported with practical activities.
Judi Hibberd & Jeanne Taylor
3

Therapeutic techniques for:

Drinking;

Chewing;

Therapy tools a range of tools and their possible uses to include:

  •  (examples of all of these tools are available)
Judi Hibberd & Jeanne Taylor
4

Video case presentation to illustrate management of a child with motor feeding disorder.

Group questions and discussion.

Judi Hibberd & Jeanne Taylor