Adding Quality of Life to Airway Management

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An innovative solution for oral motor treatment


Introduction

  • The Jaw Rehabilitation Programme is a patented step-by-step series of goals and objectives designed to develop biting and chewing skills. The Jaw Rehabilitation Programme offers a sequenced progression of treatment exercises to initiate and strengthen mandibular function needed for successful mastication skill.

    Progress can be easily documented by recording the last short term objective achieved by the patient at each session.

    The Jaw Rehabilitation Programme is appropriate for individuals with the following diagnoses:
    • Autism
    • Cleft Palate
    • Downs Syndrome
    • Dyspraxia
    • Neuromuscular Disorders

A step-by-step series of oral motor treatment goals and objectives

Goals:

  • Develop adequate mastication, safe swallowing of a bolus
  • Prevent danger of choking, blockage of the airway
  • Develop oral motor function for improved oral hygiene i.e. management of saliva

Purpose:

  • Initiate pre-biting mandibular movement in response to tactile stimulation
  • Develop repetitive jaw excursion and closure skill
  • Refine rhythmical vertical biting motion

When Used:

  • Transition patients from gastrostomy feeding tube to oral feeding
  • Transition patients from pureed diet to soft mechanical bolus
  • Teach patients to initiate up/down pattern of jaw movement (pre-biting skill)
  • Increase number of up/down cycles of jaw motion
  • Strengthen inadequate muscle function for mastication

Patient Uses

The Jaw Rehabilitation Programme is used effectively with patients:

  • who are delayed in developing oral motor function for biting and chewing skills
  • to co-ordinate vertical movement of the jaw with placement of the bolus laterally
  • to develop symmetrical and repetitive mandibular function for mastication of firmer textures
  • to help transition from enteral feeding to oral feeding

Each Jaw Rehabilitation Programme Kit includes:

  • Jaw Rehabilitation Programme Manual
  • 8 Chewy Tubes (3 Yellow, stem size 9.5mm, 3 Red, stem size 12.7mm, 1 Green knobby, stem size 15mm, and 1 P and Q pack)
  • 25 Jaw Assessment Forms

Catalogue No: OS CHW 0100

Last edited on Tuesday 1st of March, 2016 at 05:06pm