Friday, April 29
04:00 pm – 04:15 pm

Session 23

Keegan Gallagher, MS, CCC-SLP; Randi Morgan, MA, CCC-SLP
Level of Instruction: Intermediate   –   Tuquoise I & II

The NTrainer system is a medical tool typically used in the NICU to improve non-nutritive sucking with medically fragile newborns. However, our clinic has performed exploratory treatment with the NTrainer system to determine its effectiveness improving oral awareness and oral motor skills for feeding with children from a wide range of ages and diagnoses. The treatment protocol, findings, and ongoing plans will be reviewed.

Learner Outcomes:  At the completion of this presentation, participants will be able to describe the function of the NTrainer system, distinguish 2 populations that are appropriate to use the NTrainer system with and name 3 areas of improvement seen following NTrainer system use.