Teach Me To Eat: Solving the Puzzle of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
This course is offered for .75 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level ; Professional area)
Research indicates pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders are prevalent in 80% of special needs children and 20% in typically developing children. Therefore, there is a strong likelihood that a therapist will encounter a child with a feeding disorder on his/her caseload.
Training on how to implement feeding and swallowing therapy techniques is lacking in the field. Following completion of this course, therapists will be able to effectively assess and treat children with a variety of feeding and swallowing disorders in their daily clinical practice.
Participants will directly observe live assessment and treatment sessions in a small class size environment and will be encouraged to ask questions, assist in clinical problem solving, and participate in developing and implementing treatment strategies through hands-on exercises.
- Overview of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
- Evaluation: Case history, Oral Motor Exam, Feeding Assessment
- Live Evaluations and Group Participation
- Making a Diagnosis and Formulating Treatment Plans
- Treatment Techniques: What, When, Why, How
- Live Treatment Sessions and Group Participation