Bachelor's degree in Speech and Language Therapy (to qualify as a speech and language therapist)

Assessment and rehabilitation of disorders of speech therapy in developmental age - LOGOPEDIA DELLE FUNZIONI ORALI E DEI DISTURBI CORRELATI ALLE PARALISI CEREBRALI INFANTILI

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Nicoletta Bonisoli
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LOGO 2^ anno - 2^semestre dal Jan 7, 2021 al Feb 26, 2021.

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Learning outcomes

Theoretical aspects of the development of oral motor skills and swallowing the
purposes of being able to have a basis on which to make a specific assessment and
It aimed to highlight the swallowing difficulties.
anatomical and functional aspects of the different swallowing phases
diversifying between infant, child patient.
The diseases in which the eating disorder and swallowing disorder can
It is found and what this may lead to the pediatric patient.
Learn to reason about complex clinical pictures from the point of view
Diagnostic than on rehabilitation.
Structuring a specific targeted rehabilitation project for the single
The rehabilitation techniques most frequently used in the context of dysphagia
Physiology of swallowing;
Framing pedofagia
Dysphagia in children;
Variability of development swallowing and its deviations; oral vices;
functional evaluation of swallowing in children:
static and dynamic examination of swallowing act (according to the age of the subject under consideration and to the underlying disease).
Objectives and rational of speech therapy in relation to the problem detected by swallowing evaluation in dysphagic child.
Identify key elements in helping the child
Define rehabilitation interventions for respiration, phonation swallowing, communication in the child trscheostomizzato.


The normal development of supply ability: neonatal and child swallowing from birth to 72 months,
guidelines for rehabilitation treatment
the alimentary, respiratory and communicative functions in childhood.
Swallowing disorders in children:
• Speech therapy Interceptive,
• Atypical swallowing,
• Dysphagia in children with neurological and related syndromes prematurity,
Infantile Cerebral Palsy,
Down syndrome,
cleft lip and palate
Taking charge of the dysphagic child:
• The interview with parents
• Observation at the meal-time,
• Clinical and non-instrumental assessment of swallowing ,
• The balance of the assessment,
• The rationale of rehabilitation management of dysphagia in children and in children with P.C.I.
• Counseling to parents
holistic education of the mouth and its deviances,
Therapy regulatory orofacial;
Miofunctional therapy.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
O. Schindler, G. Ruoppolo, A. Schindler Deglutologia Omega Edizioni 2011 978-88-7241-547-4
Simona Raimondo, Anna Accornero, Tiziana Rossetto Logopedia e disfagia Dalla teoria alla pratica clinica Carocci 2011 9788874666201

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

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