Dysphagia Intervention In Schools: Team Development and Treatment Strategies
Feeding and swallowing problems affect many students in schools. To identify, manage, and assist these students, school staff need systematic procedures and coordinated effort among dysphagia team members. This program presents strategies for developing process and procedures for school teams for evaluation, problem solving, the development and consistent use of feeding plans, and staff education and training. The presenters will also describe practical and effective research-based therapeutic and feeding strategies that work in school settings. Treatment strategies that foster improvement in self-feeding, oral-sensory and oral-motor skills, and swallowing are emphasized.
You will be able to:
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- identify critical components of a therapeutic feeding/swallowing program in the school environment
- describe steps to initiate the development of procedural guidelines for your school or district
- identify common feeding/swallowing problems in school-age children
- identify treatment strategies that foster improvement in self-feeding, oral-sensory and oral-motor skills, and swallowing
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