NOVEMBER 2 & 3, 2015 | 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day
Sponsored by Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments


Integrated Treatment of Feeding, Speech, and Mouth Function in Pediatrics


Early intervention and pediatric treatment are changing. There are not enough resources to serve the numerous children with feeding, speech/communication, and mouth function problems (e.g., those with prematurity, autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, other congenital disorders, etc.). Occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, early intervention specialists, dieticians, pediatricians, nurses, and others need detailed information to make appropriate referrals, choose appropriate treatment techniques, divide team responsibilities, and train parents/care providers. Techniques (learned in this course) are functional practices interventionists can safely teach parents/care providers. Group experiences and DVD demonstrations encourage clinical problem solving throughout the course.

The Seminar includes a copy of the book: Nobody Ever Told me (or My Mother) That! Everything from Bottles and Breathing to Healthy Speech Development (Bahr, 2010)

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Diane Bahr

Specializing in Feeding, Motor Speech, and Mouth Function


Ms. Bahr is certified speech-language pathologist and infant massage instructor. She has practiced speech-language pathology since 1980 and has been a feeding therapist since 1983. Her experiences include teaching graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education courses; working with children and adults who exhibit a variety of speech, language, feeding, and swallowing disorders; and publishing/presenting information on oral sensory-motor function, assessment, and treatment. She is the author of the textbook 'Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment: Ages and Stages' (Allyn & Bacon, 2001). She has also written a book for parents entitled 'Nobody Ever Told Me (or My Mother) That! Everything from Bottles and Breathing to Healthy Speech Development' (Sensory World, 2010).


Financial: Diane Bahr is the author of two books (listed above) for which she receives royalty payments and the co-owner of Ages and Stages, LLC for which she is paid.
Nonfinancial: Diane Bahr is a volunteer board member for the Oral Motor Institute Study Group.


REGISTRATION CLOSED. This workshop is being recorded and will be available to view at a later date. Please check the RSOI website for more details after the SEMINAR.

$190 by 10-1-15 | $210 after 10-1-15
$125 for parents of children with disabilities or students attending college full time.

Includes buffet lunch and materials both days. No one-day registrations

You will receive an automated confirmation email within 24 hours. We cannot accept payments online. Please indicate when you register if payment will be by check or purchase order.

After registering, mail payment to:
DOUGLAS ESD - Feeding Seminar
Attn: Danielle Littlefield
1871 NE Stephens, Roseburg, OR 97470

Questions, contact



Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial Street | Salem, OR

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Continuing Education

15 Contact hours | 1.5 CEUs
One credit through Portland State University, CEED will be offered additionally on site. A $60 fee is payable separately directly to PSU after the term begins.



The Grand Hotel Salem
201 Liberty St, Salem, OR

$129 King | $139 Double Queen

Please call 877-540-7800 to reserve a room. Mention RSOI FEEDING SEMINAR to receive the conference rate. Lodging includes complimentary continental, hot breakfast.

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Speech-Language Pathologists and Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Educators and Assistants, Pediatricians and Assistants, Nurses, Dieticians, and appropriate others.


General Information

The Seminar is designed to support education-based feeding teams to address questions of safe feeding and provide feeding supports in educational settings. New teams, new team members and program administrators are welcome to attend. Questions about program content may be directed to Connie Hector, RSOI Coordinator at

About Us

Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments
1871 NE Stephens, Roseburg, OR 97470
541.440.4791 |

RSOI is a program of the Douglas ESD

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