Evaluating Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infants and Children

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Evaluating Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infants and Children

Total Run Time: 3 hours, 32 minutes

Get information you can apply immediately in your work with young children with feeding and swallowing challenges. This streaming video course will get you updated on the latest evidence-based strategies that promote functional outcomes!

This video course presents systematic, evidence-based strategies for carrying out a comprehensive evaluation of infants and children who demonstrate signs of dysphagia and/or broader feeding problems. The course includes detailed discussion and strategies for collecting a child’s relevant history and conducting a physical examination and feeding observation. With a focus on function, the course offers guidance on interpreting evaluation findings and making optimal recommendations for next steps that promote functional outcomes. Video clips of professionals and caregivers working with infants and children, as well as discussion of case studies, enhance the learning experience.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • carry out a systematic evaluation, being attentive to underlying factors that include airway, nutrition, GI tract, oral sensorimotor skills, and family interactions
  • list possible recommendations upon completion of initial and follow-up evaluations
  • state the rationale for a “whole child” approach

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handout, references, and appendices, so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

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Continuing Education

: 0.35 PDHs: 3.5
: 12/13/2017 to 10/27/2018
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB17309
Client Age: Children
Format(s): Streaming Video
Language: English
Author: Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

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