ONGOING RESEARCH

                       
• COMPLETED & PENDING SUBMISSION/ACCEPTANCE •

 

Santa Maria, Brazil

Bolzan, G., Knoll, B., Prade, L., Cuti, L., Silveira, F., Yamamoto, R. & Weinmann, A. (2021) Sensory-oral motor stimulation program and vibratory stimulus on the oral feeding performance of preterm infants.  [under review]

Mashad, Iran

Shamim Ghazi, Raheleh Faramarzi, Brenda Lessen Knoll, Ali Taghipour, Davood Sobhani-Rad (2021) The effect of 5-minute Premature Infant Oral Motor Intervention (PIOMI) versus 15 minute treatment in early term infants with feeding problems: A randomized clinical trial. [under review]

Gazientep, Turkey

Selver Guler, Zerrin Cigdem, Tulay Ortabag, Yavuz Yakuy & Brenda S. Lessen Knoll (2021).  The effect of the premature infant oral motor intervention on sucking capacity in preterm infants: :A Randomized-Controlled Trial. [under review]

Ahvez, Iran

Rezvan Isazadeh, Arash Malakian, Ehsan Naderifar , Maryam Dastoorpoor, Brenda Lessen Knoll, Negin Moradia,* Mothers’ involvement in assessing feeding skills of premature infants. (2021) [under review]

Santa Maria, Brazil

Geovana P. Bolzan, Brenda Lessen Knoll, Luana C. Berwig, Leila S. Prade, Lilian K. Cuti, Raquel C. C. Yamamoto, Ana Maria T. da Silva, Angela Regina M. Weinmann. (2019…pending submission). Comparison between two sensory-oral motor stimulation programs on oral feeding performance of preterm infants. [compared Fucile’s 15 min BOMI to  Lessen’s 5 min PIOMI - PIOMI decreased length of stay over BOMI] Pending submission....

Santa Maria, Brazil

Geovana P. Bolzan, Leila S. Prade, Lilian K. Cuti, Brenda Lessen Knoll, Francine P. H. Silveira, Raquel C. C. Yamamoto, Ana Maria T. da Silva, Angela Regina M. Weinmann. (2019…pending submission). Sensory-oral motor stimulation program and vibratory stimulus on the oral feeding performance of preterm infants [PIOMI alone vs. PIOMI with vibration – vibration added further reduced length of stay] Pending submission....

 

 

 

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"Brenda Lessen and I worked on incorporating the PIOMI in our NICU at St. Luke’s University Hospital Network in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The PIOMI offered a systematic approach for implementation of an oral motor program. The purpose was to enhance the transition of premature infants from non-oral  to oral feeding. Both professionals and parents were trained in this method. There were often immediately noticeable improvements in infant's oral readiness. Parents were able to be more involved in the care of their infants and made contributions to the baby's transition to oral feeding."

Callie McClatchy Leach

SLP in NICU

St. Luke's University Hospital Network 

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania