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

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    Add to Calendar 09/07/2024 07:00 AM 09/08/2024 05:00 PM America/Chicago Sensory Point Taping for Pediatric Oral Motor Function: Kinesio Medical Taping Hotel:
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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 

Two ways to attend the Live Stream 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 com
  • 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

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 Supplies:

Have alcohol prep pads available (3-5) and a pair of scissors
Have Kinesiology tape on hand (at least 6’). This can be purchased online, at CVS/Walgreens, or see if your therapy department has some on hand.

The instructor will be using 3 varieties Kinesiology tape for labs:

  • Light Touch: 1 roll
  • Classic: see if Kinesio has a sample pack that is the equivalent of 3’ of tape
  • FP: sample packs of EDF webs - You may borrow some from your facility of purchase your own. However, it is not required in order to participate in this course.
  • 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.


  • 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 access to the recording for 14 days.


  • Attend/view entire course
  • Pass multiple choice quiz (80% min score)
  • Complete online course evaluation

Supplies for this course (livestreaming):

  • Upon checkout, you will be asked if you would like CIAO to send you some basic supplies for use during the streaming course
  • This is optional and the "cost" is just the shipping required to send them.
  • Please note: make sure your address is the one where you want the supplies sent or make a note of that during checkout
  • Please note: the items are sent standard shipping and may not arrive prior to the event 

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 (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

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 #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)


    "I do wish I could have taken this course in person. Although I learned a lot of information, some courses I think are just better in person due to the hands-on nature."

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2023

    "I would not change anything. I took it with a group virtually in my school, and short of going in person (which would not be possible), I could not think of anything that I would change. "

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2023

    "Dr Harvey is very knowledgeable and course was very informative and useful for our practice."

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2023

    "FANTASTIC COURSE! Much better than the first Ciao taping course I previously took. In fact, I almost didn't take this course because of the last course I took, but this one was EXCELLENT!"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2023

    "Actually, she, as with all your presenters did a fantastic job. The overall very good organization makes it easier to understand and follow."

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2023

    "amazing course! 10/10 recommend"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2023

    "I really wish I had done this course in person - actually been in Pensacola at the studio for better learning. But given the nature of watching live - I think I got the most out of it as possible. Thanks Elizabeth for making something I was unsure of much more approachable and doable within my scope of practice."

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Oct 2023

    "Excellent course! Elizabeth is a very good speaker and very knowledgeable in the area!"

    - Laredo, TX / Sep 2023

    "Great class :)"

    - Laredo, TX / Sep 2023

    "Great Instructor and Dr! The course is very engaging and informative"

    - Laredo, TX / Sep 2023

    "Overall great experience! Great course -Elizabeth is AWESOME!!!"

    - Laredo, TX / Sep 2023

    "Dr. Harvey is very knowledgeable. Taping is a game changer in rehabilitation"

    - Laredo, TX / Sep 2023

    "The course was hands-on and very informative. It gave me another skill set. I didn’t know I needed.."

    - Laredo, TX / Sep 2023

    "I feel highly capable due to the material in the book provided, and that the labs were interactive. Also, Elizabeth, (presenter) was very approachable and shared her phone number and email."

    - Laredo, TX / Sep 2023

    "This is by far my favorite instructor and course from CIAO Seminars! It is highly informative, and Dr. Elizabeth is AWESOME! She is very sweet lady with a great passion to teach and help!"

    - Laredo, TX / Sep 2023

    "Great, great course! Elizabeth Harvey is extremely knowledgeable and since three-point taping for pediatric oral motor function. I already thinking about mini patients I can do this on. Excited to be given the knowledge to make a difference in my patient’’s lives."

    - Laredo, TX / Sep 2023

    "I loved this course, I had no idea of what Kinesio medical typing was. Today I get to add the strategies under my toolbelt and will be able to use this new learned skill with my patience. Thank you so much."

    - Laredo, TX / Sep 2023

    "Thank you, Christie and Elizabeth for the time and for everything. Thank you Elizabeth for making the course a fun and learning experience.."

    - Laredo, TX / Sep 2023

    "She is very knowledgeable, kind, and a great teacher"

    - Weatherford, TX / Sep 2023

    "Thank you for assisting in decreasing my pain"

    - Weatherford, TX / Sep 2023

    "I enjoyed the group work to gain alternative perspectives/ideas, and greatly appreciated the inclusion of empirical evidence"

    - Weatherford, TX / Sep 2023

    "Great instructor. Very Knowledgeable and includes all interest throughout class. Great for all 3 therapies."

    - Orlando, FL / Aug 2023

    "(maybe let people know they don't need a laptop for the course) Great course! Elizabeth is one of the most personable presenters I've ever taken a course from."

    - Orlando, FL / Aug 2023


    - Orlando, FL / Aug 2023

    "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