Sensory Point Taping for Pediatric Oral Motor Function: Kinesio Medical Taping

On average, 80% of children identified with developmental delay suffer from oral motor dysfunction. This two-day pediatric sensory point taping (SPT) course focuses on smaller taping applications on strategic points to impact oral motor function. The SPT techniques address the co-morbidities surrounding oral motor dysfunction, including arthrokinematics, respiration, motility, oral motor coordination, jaw alignment, head posture, edema, pain, fascial restrictions, and scar tissue while maintaining skin integrity and providing comfort. The participant will be introduced to assessment methods, including musculoskeletal data collection for pre/post assessment and skills specific for successful, safe application of elastic therapeutic tape.

Disclosure: this course will discuss KinesioTape® and the Sensory Point Taping technique. No other similar product or technique will be discussed. 

Benefits of attending:

Course Goal: Participants will understand the relationship between the skin and body systems and how Kinesio tape® can be applied to the pediatric population to encourage oral motor control while ensuring safety. (Day 1 SPT techniques for head and neck. Day 2 expands SPT to whole body concepts.)

Lab Notice: Please dress in lab-appropriate clothing. We will be discussing and practicing each evaluation and treatment technique. Day 1 comprises head and neck applications; Day 2 continues to whole body applications.

Lab partner: To get the most out of the class, participation in labs in encouraged. For many applications, you will be able to tape yourself. You may want to have a doll on hand to practice the applications, but it is not required.

Lab Supplies:

Included with the course is a sample pack sent from Kinesio® Tape!

This pack contains:

Please note: make sure your faciulity address is the one where supplies will be sent.  Please make a note during checkout if you would like them sent to your home address

Please note: the items are sent standard shipping and may not arrive prior to the event 


  1. Attend as part of the LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
  2. Attend via LIVE STREAM from anywhere around the world. Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer.





Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Course Instructor(s)

Elizabeth Harvey


Dr. Elizabeth G. Harvey is a nationally Board-Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy who brings 20 years of clinical expertise to the table. She specializes in treating patients with complex neurological and orthopedic challenges. Dr. Harvey is sought after due to her holistic approach that includes manual techniques, therapeutic tapings, electrical stimulation, photo therapy, and focal and whole-body vibration.
Learning is a passion - her motto is “ever onward!” She is currently pursuing a DHSc degree with a Certificate in Higher Education from the University of Indianapolis. Go Greyhounds!
Dr. Harvey is involved in local and international humanitarian efforts to promote wellness and disease prevention from Kenya to South America. She is the mother of three boys and owner and director of ABC Therapies LLC in South Carolina.

Financial Disclosure Elizabeth receives honoraria from CIAO for the presentation of her live courses and royalties for the sale of her online courses.
Non-Financial Disclosure: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Course Agenda

Day 1

07:30 - 08:00
Sign in, materials, and pretest (In-person courses only)
08:00 - 09:00
Introductions, Q & A, KMT Method and Hx (What is the KTM with Kinesio Medical Tape? Basic terminology, Basic cuts and tensions, Tape handling and remo
09:00 - 10:00
Physical and Neurologic Influences, Tension LAB: Fingers, Discussion
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 10:45
SPT and systems impacted through the skin
10:45 - 11:15
Anatomy and Physiology of the head and neck
11:15 - 12:00
Epidermis Taping (1 strip)
12:00 - 01:00
Lunch (30 minute lunch for live stream events)
01:00 - 01:30
LAB (Pain application & Sensory registration on Mandible)
01:30 - 02:00
Dermis Taping/Edema, Discussion
02:00 - 02:30
LAB (Dermis Web, Dermis Fan)
02:30 - 02:45
02:45 - 03:15
Fascia (Fascial Correction: Unwinding Tissue/Restrictions/SPT Touch assessment – MDT/Discussion: Home exercises Program/Documentation)
03:15 - 03:45
LAB (Y Glide: Trismus, Mandibular Retraction - Stylomandibular Ligament, Eustachian Tube)
03:45 - 04:15
Functional Correction (Discussion: Home exercises Program/Documentation)
04:15 - 04:45
LAB- (Nasal Bridge, Lip closure/Modiolus)
04:45 - 05:00
Documentation Precautions Contraindications/Wrap up

Day 2

07:30 - 08:00
Sign in, materials, and pretest (In-person courses only)
08:00 - 08:30
Review of the SPT for Systems/Q & A
08:30 - 09:00
Case Study Presentations (Break into groups to process case studies and present on assessment method, SPT strategy, documentation, and HEP ideas)
09:00 - 10:00
Scars: Assessment and Treatment (Space Correction, Facia Correction, Cross Friction Correction)
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 11:15
Whole Body Strategies for Sensory Registration for Posture and Alignment (Jaw Stability, External Abdominal Obliques, DIP, First Ray)
11:15 - 12:00
Strategies for Respiration (Diaphragm Application, Serratus Upregulation)
12:00 - 01:00
Lunch (30 minute lunch for live stream events)
01:00 - 02:00
Strategies for Digestion (Lymphatic Correction, Directional Fascia Correction, Colon Correction)
02:00 - 03:00
Strategies for Swallowing (Cervical Extension, Posterior Cheek Awareness, Labial Space Correction)
03:00 - 03:15
03:15 - 04:00
Strategies for Oral Motor Function (Jaw Elevation, Triple Tragus, Middle Pharyngeal Constrictors)
04:00 - 04:30
Case Studies and Presentations (Break into groups to process case studies and present on assessment method, SPT strategy, documentation, and HEP ideas
04:30 - 05:00
Wrap up/Q & A/Post Test

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 15 Hours
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider (1.5 ASHA CEUs) bubble sheet submission required
  • ASHA CE Provider Approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (15 PDUs)
  • CIAO is an Illinois Approved Provider for PT/PTA Continuing Education
  • CIAO is recognized as an Approved Provider for PT/PTAs by the NYSE Dept State Board for PT
  • This activity is provided by the Texas Board of PT Examiners Accredited Prov #2502009#TX
  • This activity meets continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
  • The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE
  • The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes CIAO Seminars as an Approval Agency to Approve Providers Offering Continuing Competency Courses
  • The Physical Therapy Board of California has determined that CIAO meets the standards set forth in section 1399.95 of the CA Code of Regulations
  • CIAO is a PT Approved Provider #BAP202310092 for the Oklahoma Medical Board. All PT courses for the 2022-2023 reporting period are approved.
  • CIAO is a Rule Approved Provider for the Florida Board of Physical Therapy
  • CIAO is an Approved Provider for the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Approved for:
  • 15 Hrs. PT/PTAs in AR, IL, OK(#BAP202310092), TX (APTA TX #2502009 for 15 CCUs)
  • 18 Hrs. OT/COTAs, PT/PTAs in FL (CE Broker #20-969298)
  • 18 Hrs. PT/PTAs in NY
  • 15 Hrs. Registered with CEBroker for OT/COTAs in AL, AZ, GA, LA, MS, SC, TN
  • 15 Hrs. Registered with CEBroker for PT/PTAs in AZ, GA, SC, TN

Course meets requirements for:

  • PT/PTAs in AL,AK, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MO, MT,
  • PT/PTAs in NE, NH, NC, ND, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY
  • OT/COTAs in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, HI, ID, IA, IN, KS, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT,
  • OT/COTAs in NE, NV, NH, NJ,, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WY

  • Intermediate Level
    1.5 ASHA CEUs

    CIAO Automatically reports to CE Broker for Florida Occupational and Physical Therapists and Assistants. Florida SLPs can either use the ASHA CE Participant Form (Bubble Sheet) or self-submit through CE Broker.

    CIAO is recognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)