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Welcome to NOMAS® International

Here you will find an exciting community for neonatal and pediatric feeding professionals. Among the resources available on this site are a lively bulletin board for discussion of feeding issues; online training courses for occupational therapists, speech pathologists and nurses that may be taken for CEU credits from AOTA, ASHA and the California Board of Registered Nursing; information about how to become a licensed NOMAS® practitioner and also information for institutions about how to license the NOMAS protocol and incorporate it into neonatal and pediatric practices.

About the NOMAS®

MMP The NOMAS (Neonatal Oral-Motor Assesment Scale) was developed in 1983 by Marjorie Meyer Palmer MA, CCC-SLP and has since become a reliable tool for the evaluation of neonatal sucking patterns in pre-term and term infants. The NOMAS provides a comprehensive description of the infant's feeding patterns and enables the examiner to identify normal oral-motor patterns and to differentiate disorganized from dysfunctional patterns. The NOMAS is used for pre and post-test measurements to determine treatment effectiveness; to record developmental and changing patterns; and to confirm oral-motor dysfunction or disorganization in the poor feeder. It is important to accurately identify the infant's feeding pattern so that appropriate treatment may be prescribed. Performance on the NOMAS is predictive of developmental outcome at 24 months of age.

NOMAS® Training Calendar

Raleigh, NC
Jun 6, 2018 to Jun 8th.

Marietta, GA
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
Jun 22, 2018 to Jun 24th.
Aug 22, 2018 to Aug 24th.
Dec 6, 2018 to Dec 8th.

Orlando, FL
Sep 13, 2018 to Sep 15th.
Nov 8, 2018 to Nov 10th.

West Covina, CA
Citrus Valley Medical Center-Queen of the Valley Campus
Apr 6, 2018 to Apr 8th.
Jul 6, 2018 to Jul 8th.
Oct 5, 2018 to Oct 7th.


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NOMAS® Related Links

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NOMAS reliability testing