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

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    Add to Calendar 10/21/2023 07:00 AM 10/22/2023 05:00 PM America/Chicago Sensory Point Taping for Pediatric Oral Motor Function: Kinesio Medical Taping Hotel: Home2Suites by Hilton
    Phone: 850-203-6700
    CIAO Studios CIAO Seminars, Inc mail@ciaoseminars.com false MM/DD/YYYY

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    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Speech Language Pathology Asst
    • Physical Therapist
    • Physical Therapy Asst
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Certified Occupational Therapy Asst

Course Description

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 

(*Weatherford, TX, and Orlando, FL, attendees please scroll down for more information)

Benefits of Attending:

  • Apply sensory point tapings across patient problems (edema, pain, drooling, oral motor dyscoordination, open mouth posture, poor respiration, facial reanimation, soft tissue restrictions, balance deficits, and alignment) to improve function
  • Discuss tests and measures to assess for underlying conditions or co-morbidities of diagnoses related to oral motor and postural dysfunction
  • Use evidence-based taping strategies to increase alignment, oral motor function, and postural control
  • Hands-on labs to engage in oral motor, postural, and scar assessment and treatment

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.

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.)


  1. ON TOUR. Events on tour are not live streamed (Check cities in drop-down above)
  2. LIVE STREAM from anywhere around the world. Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer.
  3. LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE (during a live stream) in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!


  • This live event is streamed in real time.
  • Course agenda is in Central time, please adjust for your time zone
  • Registrants who attend the live broadcast will be able to interact with instructor.
  • All registrants will have access to the broadcast recording for 14 days.
  • A group may view the course together, however each attendee must be individually registered in order to receive CE credit.


  • SLPs - this course is registered with ASHA as Blended Learning. ASHA CEUs may be earned by attending live, viewing the recording, or a combination of both.
  • OT/PTs - Participants who need live hours for state license renewal must attend in real time yet, will still have
  • Complete online course evaluation

**Please note the course September 16-17, 2023 in Weatherford, TX is LIVE, IN-PERSON course (NOT LIVESTREAM).**

Course Objectives

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

  • Identify key concepts of the integumentary system and its relationship to function
  • Review neuroanatomy of the head, neck, and trunk pertinent to the sensory point taping (SPT) applications
  • Discuss assessment methods aligned with the SPT strategies to determine taping intervention and effectiveness
  • Apply contemporary SPT applications across patient problems: edema, pain, drooling, oral motor dyscoordination, open mouth posture, poor respiration, facial reanimation, soft tissue restrictions, balance deficits, and postural alignment to improve
  • Participate in guided laboratory sessions to use assessment methods and apply SPT taping strategies across various case studies
  • List precautions, contraindication, and treatment progression using SPT taping strategies

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.

Day 1

07:30 - 08:00
Sign in, materials, and pretest
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
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

Delivery VIA:

  • Live On Tour - This course is now being offered live on locations throughout the United States.
  • Live Stream - This course is offered from our Live Stream studio. Watch and interact with the instructor from wherever you are or join us as part of the studio audience in sunny Gulf Breeze, FL. Included with each Live Stream registration is access to the course recording for the 14 days immediately following the broadcast.

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 #2202009#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 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, TX (APTA TX #2202009 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)


    "This was a great course that helped me learn more to provide for mybpatients"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Apr 2023

    "I would love to see more from this presenter!"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Apr 2023

    "By far and large the BEST course I have ever taken. I would love to spend more time with case studies and applications. I have a renewed excitement for treatment with my little ones. I hope more courses by this presenter will take care. "

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Apr 2023

    "LOVED this course! I have ideas for my clients that have had slow progress or ways to now send home the tactile cues for more input and faster remidation of feeding difficulties. Loved the breath support ideas for my speech kids also! "

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Apr 2023

    "Excellent course! Highly recommend!!! I can take these strategies to the clinic and begin implementing this week."

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Apr 2023

    "Great course!!!"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Apr 2023

    "Highly recommend this course esp'ly for SLP's. There is so much more that we don't think to look at and this course helped me to see through a PT's eyes and to use taping w/in my scope of practice! This will help me accomplish my/our goals faster!"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Apr 2023

    "Fantastic course-fantastic presenter! Would absolutely love to take another one of her courses. Very knowledgeable -loved the case studies and everything was relevant. Great speaker-the days flew by. "

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Apr 2023

    "I absolutely loved this course. It truly is one of my top favorite courses. I will be HIGHLY recommending this course to all my collegues. If I had to give any feedback at all, I would love to have incorporated a easy reference chart stating the following: taping technique, possible associated symptoms/problems, possible functional outcome, and possible muscles and/or nerves involved. I have a chart similar to this for NMES quick reference for peds and adults. It's a really nice quick and easy tool to use vs. continuous flipping through my binder. However, I love the handout you did provided and so excited to use this new tool and knowledge!"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Apr 2023

    "Great course. I do think that the course with John Kelly that generally talks about KT taping for dyphagia was important to take first, but for taking this one because this one was more specific to the sensory points. I thought it was helpful to have that course before I had this one. "

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Apr 2023