This course will discuss typical vs. atypical feeding behaviors, common recommendations, and strategies to overcome recommendations that may inhibit proper oral motor development. We will discuss case studies to put in perspective the use of “standard” vs. individualized recommendations. Further, the course will transition from bottle to table food progressions and discuss signs of readiness. Action plans will be provided for all common feeding concerns. By the end of the course there will be a greater understanding of the roles of speech pathologists and gastroenterologists. In addition, there is discussion on how to translate what is learned to caregivers.
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- Review typical and atypical feeding behaviors observed during PO intake.
- Begin discussion of common recommendations and how to overcome those
- Discuss common co-existing diagnoses with dysphagia/ feeding difficulties
- Discussion on differences in viscosity and effects on oral motor/ swallow development.
- Review common caregiver fears related to feeding and how to address them.
- Review case studies for implementation of knowledge learned.
- Discuss food progressions including when and what
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional to understand methods for improving infant swallow with the implementation of rehabilitative plans of care.
- Identify differences in typical vs. atypical feeding.
- Recognize signs of potential oral motor deficits during early feeding.
- Recognize appropriate referrals based on assessments.
- Identify common recommendations and the potential later implications of those recommendations.
- Recognize benefits utilizing preventative measures prior to conventional methods.
- Identify activities to prevent further decline when conventional methods are decided upon.
- Identify differences in liquid consistencies and when/ how to use them appropriately.
- Identify how to work with parents to overcome common fears with infant feeding
- Identify characteristics to determine “readiness” of food progressions.
- Identify relationship between late introduction with solids and later feeding difficulties.
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Contact Hours: 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist
Instructional Level: Implementation
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 0.30 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Mallory Millett is employed by Our Lady of the Lake 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.