The prevalence of infants and children with oral and pharyngeal dysphagia is increasing steadily as more infants are born prematurely, more children are diagnosed with Autism, and clinicians and physicians become increasingly aware of the need for intervention. Clinicians, unfortunately, are often unprepared to treat pediatric dysphagia, particularly in the context of complicated medical, behavioral, and nutritional needs. This course will provide clinicians with the knowledge and skills they need to perform a thorough diagnostic evaluation as well as tools and techniques to treat not only the feeding and swallowing issues in their clients but the underlying contributing factors as well. Participants will leave this course armed with competencies in assessment of pediatric dysphagia and development of effective treatment plans that are based in the most up-do-date evidence.
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- Postural stability
- Breathing/swallow coordination
- GI system
- Oro-pharyngeal development
- Pulmonary clearance and aspiration
- GI – Respiratory connections
- Clinical assessment
- Assessment of respiration
- Oral motor assessment
- Oral hygiene assessment
- Signs of aspiration
- Sensory processing assessment
- Behavioral assessment
- Instrumental assessment
- Modified Barium Swallow study
- Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing
- Reflux assessment/Allergies
- Case Review
- Interventions for Respiration
- Interventions for Aspiration Management
- Interventions for Oral Hygiene
- Interventions for GI Issues
- Interventions for Oral Motor
- Improving sensory regulation
- Behavioral Interventions
- Nutritional Issues
- Case review
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on performing a thorough diagnostic evaluation as well as tools and techniques to treat not only the feeding and swallowing issues in their clients but the underlying contributing factors as well.
- Recognize difference between typical and atypical development in areas of respiration, gastrointestinal function, and oro-pharyngeal swallow functions
- Identify at least 3 components of clinical feeding and swallow assessment
- Identify strengths and weaknesses of fluoroscopic and endoscopic instrumental assessment
- List three evidence-based interventions to improve respiration and airway protection in children with aspiration
- List three evidence-based interventions to increase volume and variety of food intake in children
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Contact Hours: 6 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, Nurse
Instructional Level: Intermiedate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.60 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Angela Mansolillo is employed by Cooley-Dickinson Hospital and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.