Marjorie Meyer Palmer, M.A., is a Speech Pathologist, Pediatric Feeding Specialist and consultant to a number of San Francisco area intensive care nurseries.
Certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment, Ms. Palmer has published and lectured throughout the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East on neonatal feeding disorders,
sensory versus motor aspects of oral feeding and weaning from tube to oral feeds.
She is the author of the NOMAS®
(Neonatal Oral-Motor Assessment Scale) and she conducts quarterly courses at her training sites for certification in the administration
and scoring of the NOMAS®
. She also teaches the certification course at client training sites, by invitation.
Ms. Palmer was Clinical Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine from 1988 to 2005 and at the Department
of Rehabilitation Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, from 1979 to 1984.
She is author of the "Palmer Protocol for Sensory-Based Weaning" and is certified in the use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) for dysfunctional swallow
(dysphagia) with pediatric patients.