NOMAS® International Online Continuing Education
Online CEU instruction for Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Nursing Professionals

Welcome! These online courses focus on evaluation, treatment and therapeutic intervention in the NICU for neonates and subsequently for older infants and children who present with feeding disorders.

Individuals who provide services to these patients may come from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds but all have one goal in common: to resolve oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal phase swallowing and feeding disorders in the neonatal and pediatric populations. These courses are designed to help you meet that goal.
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You have access to the course content for seven days only. You may sign in and out as often as you like during that time frame, but you are limited to seven days beginning the day you first sign in.

SERIES ONE - (Course of 11 talks)
Neonatal and Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment in the NICU and After Discharge.
This course is offered for 0.85 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level, Professional Area)

For successful completion one quiz must be passed at the end. To receive ASHA CEUs the participant must DOWNLOAD, complete, and either FAX, mail, or send electronically OR just provide your ASHA membership number.

Course Description:

The 11 talks in this online course focus on feeding difficulties in term and preterm infants, evaluation and treatment of sensory and motor-based feeding problems after discharge from NICU or special care nursery, videofluoroscopic studies of infants and children showing examples, procedure and diagnosis, and weaning from tube to oral feeding using a sensory-based protocol.

The full course is made up of all 11 talks. Each talk runs about 1 hour. Talks may also be purchased and viewed individually with some exceptions. Please see CEU statements below, for CEU details.

SERIES TWO - (Course of 12 talks)
NOMA® International Symposia Talks

Course Description:

The 12 talks in this online course focus on the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of feeding difficulties in the term and preterm infant. Evaluation and treatment strategies for the “difficult to feed” infant both in the NICU or special care nursery are discussed as well as those feeding issues that persist after discharge.

The full course is made up of all 12 talks. Each talk runs about 1 hour. The talks may be viewed for CEU course credit either individually or as a group.

SERIES THREE - (Course of 2 talks)
Clinics in Pediatric Feeding

Course Description:

This series addresses those challenging issues that frequently arise during feeding therapy with pediatric patients. Such issues include but are not limited to difficulty with the transition from liquids to pureed foods, an inability to transition onto age appropriate solids, lack of the development of mastication, and sensory-based feeding aversion. Each clinic addresses a primary issue and presents one or more case studies with evaluation results and treatment strategies for the remediation of the primary feeding problem. Other issues may be discussed that are beyond the scope of the main subject but are important considerations when providing feeding therapy. These may include issues such as inadequate tongue base retraction, pharyngeal pooling, gastroesophageal reflux, esophageal dysmotility, and/or a hypersensitive gag resulting in a sensory-based oral feeding aversion.


SERIES FOUR - (Course of 6 talks)
NOMAS® Online Day 1
ASHA:
This course is offered for .7 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level, Professional Area).
ASHA does not offer credit for individual talks in this Series.
For successful completion a quiz must be passed for all 6 talks. To receive ASHA CEUs, the participant must download, fill out, and mail or FAX the CEU Participant Form OR just provide their ASHA Membership Number.

Course Description:

This course provides an opportunity to attend the lecture portion offered to participants in the 3-day NOMAS® Certification Course. It will discuss the true nature of neonatal reflexive sucking; the differentiation of subtle movements of the jaw and tongue during active nutritive sucking; the clinical signs of sensory problems during non-nutritive sucking; and how to begin to recognize the characteristics of disorganized and dysfunctional sucking patterns and the way in which they compare to normal. This course will provide six lectures, each of which includes slides, video and five pages of downloadable handouts. The lectures include:

1) Anatomy and Physiology of the Infant Oral Mechanism;
2) Introduction to the NOMAS® (Neonatal Oral-Motor Assessment Scale);
3) Differentiation of Normal, Disorganized, and Dysfunctional Sucking with a review of the administration and scoring of the NOMAS®;
4) A Look at Breastfeeding: similarities and differences between breast and bottle feeding based on the NOMAS®;
5) Sensory Aspects of Neonatal Sucking;
6) Therapeutic Intervention for the Disorganized and Dysfunctional Feeder;

Upon completion of the entire course participants must complete a True/False quiz with 100% accuracy in two attempts and submit it online in order to be granted a Certificate of Completion.

Each participant must sign and submit the Letter of Agreement before the course can be made available.

This course will be offered for .7 ASHA CEUs. For ASHA you must download, complete and send the ASHA CE Participant form that is available on the website.

This course will be offered for .7 AOTA CEUs.

This course will be offered for .7 CEUs for the California Board of Registered Nursing.

THIS ONLINE COURSE DOES NOT PROVIDE BEDSIDE PRACTICUM IN THE NICU, RELIABILITY TESTING, OR CERTIFICATION AND LICENSING IN THE USE OF THE NOMAS®.

Once you have completed this NOMAS® Online: Day 1 course you will be eligible to complete the 3-day Certification Course in one of the following ways:

1) register at one of the NOMAS® training sites for just days 2 and 3 of the course for a pro-rated tuition rate;
2) schedule days 2 and 3 to be held at your NICU with a Licensed NOMAS® Instructor. It is recommended that for this option you have 8-10 people per course;
3) Sponsor a 3-day NOMAS® Certification Course at your hospital for which you may attend with a full tuition waiver;

Please contact Marjorie@nomasinternational.org for additional information on options listed above.


Professional Articles & Chapters
Neonatal and Pediatric Professional Articles & Chapters


Fantastic Feeding Dropper
Order the "Fantastic Feeding Dropper" From Therapeutic Media

Aid for problematic feeders. Dropper goes into mouth, baby opens mouth, baby starts to suck with cupped tongue. Dropper
  • Delivers small boluses of 1-ml or less
  • Does not require an open mouth to deliver oral nutrition
  • Useful for thin liquid, thickened liquid, pureed foods
  • Soft, pliable, easy to bite and chew
Droppers are individually wrapped and sterile. Can be re-used easily. Droppers are $2.00 each, sold in batches of five. Minimum order is 5; maximum order is 25. Prices include $5.00 for shipping/handling.

5 Pack ($15.00)
10 Pack ($25.00)
15 Pack ($35.00)
20 Pack ($45.00)
25 Pack ($55.00)

ASHA CEU Credits
Form download and submission information ( Forms MUST be submitted to receive ASHA CEU credits)

Important Information
AOTA, California Board of Registered Nursing and Site Usage Information

AOTA - Target Audience, Occupational Therapists:

The Series One course is offered for .85 CEUs (8.5 Contact Hours) for successful completion (quizzes passed) of the full course. .15 CEUs (1.5 Contact Hours) is granted for successful completion (quizzes passed) of any two talks.

The Series Two course is approved for .9 CEUs (1 contact hour is granted for successful completion (quizzes passed) of any two talks less than one (1) hour in length. Total course of all 12 talks is 9 contact hours (quizzes passed).

Series Three is offered for up to 0.3 CEUs (up to 3 contact hours). For successful completion a quiz must be taken at the end of each course.

Series Four is offered for .7 ASHA CEUs. For successful completion one quiz must be taken at the end of this course which consists of six separate talks.
AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Provider #6555.

California Board of Registered Nursing:

The Series One course is offered for .85 CEUs (8.5 Contact Hours) for successful completion of the full course. .15 CEUs (1.5 Contact Hours) is granted for successful completion of any two talks. Provider #CEP 13879.

The Series Two courses approved for .9 CEUs (1 contact hour is granted for successful completion of any two talks less than one (1) hour in length. Total course of all 12 talks is 9 contact hours. Provider #CEP 13879.

Series Three is offered for up to 0.3 CEUs (up to 3 contact hours). For successful completion a quiz must be taken at the end of each course. Provider #CEP 13879.

Series Four is offered for .7 ASHA CEUs. For successful completion one quiz must be taken at the end of this course which consists of six separate talks. There is no continuing education credit awarded for single talks. Provider #CEP 13879.

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