Insights on Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing
This course includes two recorded sessions from ASHA’s 2018
Connect conferences, held in July in Baltimore, Maryland. Together, the
sessions provide ideas for helping children with feeding and swallowing
difficulties. The first session outlines a framework to diagnose and treat
children with complex medical and health problems who have trouble with feeding
and/or swallowing. It uses case studies to illustrate decision-making for
functional feeding goals. The second session describes North Carolina’s
approach for a student-focused, safe, and compliant process for meeting the
unique mealtime needs of students and explores how SLPs can identify
collaborators and recreate this process in their own school or district.
The two sessions are:
- Pediatric Dysphagia: Let’s Figure It Out, by Maureen Lefton-Greif, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S (130 minutes)
- Meeting Students’ Unique Mealtime Needs: What We Can Learn From North Carolina’s Collaborative Model, by Perry Flynn, MEd, CCC-SLP, and Lauren
Holahan, MSOT (109 minutes)
You will be able to:
- compare and contrast different instrumental
swallowing evaluations for infants and children
- list steps your school or district can take
to implement a plan to meet the unique mealtime needs of students
What is Included?
You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.