Eileen W. Richter, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA &
Patricia Oetter, MA, OT, FAOTA
AUTHORS OF THE “M.O.R.E.” COURSE
Only Available from
*** January 15, 2021 – February 15, 2021***
3 contact hours
0.3 AOTA CEUs, 3 NBCOT PDUs, 3.6 NY PT CEUs, 3 CTLE credit hours, 3 CEUs for NY SLPs
(Group of 3+ Save 10%, coupon code TEAM3SAVE10)
OTs, OTAs, PTs, PTAs, SLPs, special educators, any clinician working with children
Breath has not always been a focus in pediatric treatment. New information is shedding light on how respiration impacts many aspects of development. It is, therefore, necessary for us to take a more in-depth and active approach to breathe function in our clients with regulatory, sensory processing, and/or sensory-motor dysfunction. The current study of breathing restrictions, be they structural, functional, or the result of trauma or allergies, is identifying associations with regulatory disorders such as sleep apnea, sleep patterns, ADD, and ADHD.
There is also a high correlation with respiratory dysfunction and dysfunction in feeding (ingestion, digestion, and elimination), postural foundations, endurance, and precision for skilled motor outcomes. This workshop will emphasize the process of respiratory development, from in utero on, as it relates to typical and atypical sensory processing and sensory-motor processing and development. We will discuss how this applies to the assessment and treatment of pediatric clients with varied diagnoses. Using lectures, slides videos, we will explore assessment and treatment options to address various dysfunctional respiratory patterns.
About the Instructor
Eileen Richter, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA has over 30 years’ experience working with a variety of disability groups in public schools, hospitals, and private practice. She has her Master of Public Health degree in Maternal & Child Health, is NDT certified, and has published a number of books. Read More
PATRICIA OETTER, MA, OT, FAOTA has earned her B.S. degree in occupational therapy from the University of Kansas and her master’s degree in special education from Kansas State Teachers College. She has clinical experience with individuals of varying disabilities, age’s newborn to adult. Her primary emphasis has been infants and toddlers, preschool and elementary-aged children with learning, communication and/or sensory processing disorders. Read More