ONGOING RESEARCH

                       
• COMPLETED & PENDING SUBMISSION/ACCEPTANCE •

 

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] (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] (Santa Maria, Brazil)

 

 

 

IN PROGRESS

 

Genoa, Italy

Training mothers of preterm infants to do PIOMI

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Ahvez, Iran

The effectiveness of PIOMI measured with the EFS assessment

Gazientep, Turkey

Improving preterm infant nutrition with PIOMI

"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

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