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The SOFFI Method©: Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours:   15
Registration Fee:   $450

By the end of the workshop the participants will be able to: *Identify necessary components of infant development that indicates a readiness to begin and sustain oral feeding, including physiologic, motor and state organization * Discuss the organization necessary for successful feeding, including oral-motor skills and sensory attributes * Discuss the theoretical foundation that includes over all medical and developmental stability to assess feeding readiness and the progression of normal feeding skill development and identify infants who are not following a normal progression * Use the BROSS approach to identify the development of oral feeding skills and to plan supportive intervention strategies * Recognize factors that impact the ability to successfully oral feed * Discuss principles of normal development to support appropriate feeding progression, including contributions of the family and the professional team, as well as criteria for referral to speech/ language pathologists for those infants who are not demonstrating normal developmental progression * Identify the impact of various medical conditions on oral feeding success

Target Audience

Confirmation Notes
Course Requirements: Please bring baby bottles and nipples that are familiar to you. CEU INFORMATION: Education Resources applies for continuing education approval, when available, in the state where the course is being presented and sometimes in neighboring states. Education Resources is also an approved provider in many states. Please visit our website for more detailed information or call: 800 487 6530 Approved provider of continuing e d u c a t i o n b y t h e A m e r i c a n Occupational Therapy Association #3043. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. NBCOT professional development provider Education Resources, Inc. is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. This program is offered for 1.3 Continuing Education Units (Intermediate Level, Professional area) ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures. Audience: This two-day workshop is designed for speech/ language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and early interventionists who work with infants in, or just discharged from the Intensive Care Nursery. It is designed for individuals who are working directly with family and staff, to support oral feeding for these fragile infants and who have several years of experience. Course Level: Intermediate to Advanced

DAY ONE: 8:00-8:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30-9:30 Introduction, Welcome & Family Roles and Expectations for Successful Nurturing and Feeding 9:30-10:15 Feeding as a Developmental Process - Physiologic, sensory and state development 10:15-10:30 Break 10:30-12:00 Feeding as a developmental Process - Oral-motor development 12:00-1:15 Lunch (on your own) 1:15-2:30 Supporting Infant Feeding/video applications with breast and bottle feeding 2:30-3:15 Promoting Positive Oral Experiences - from birth as well as for infants who are not orally fed 3:15-3:30 Break 3:30-4:30 Developmental steps to eating: The BROSS Approach: An observable developmental progression towards fully mature feeding skills integrating physiologic, motor, oral-motor state and interactional systems 4:30-5:00 Effects of NICU Experience on the Development of Oral Feeding Skills DAY TWO: 8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast 8:30-10:15 Providing Supportive Interventions for Nipple Feeding 10:15-10:30 Break 10:30-12:00 Medical Issues That Impact Feeding Skills: Gastroesophageal reflux, Chronic lung disease, Oral-motor deficits 12:00-1:15 Lunch (on your own) 1:15-2:15 Transitions in Infant Feeding 2:15-3:15 Developmental Therapy in the NICU 3:15-3:30 Break 3:30-5:00 Case Studies and Interactive Problemsolving with the participants

With a focus on bottle feeding, this course provides immediately applicable practical information to help clinicians better identify and treat the factors that impact successful oral feeding of preterm and ill term infants. Utilizing a multidisciplinary supportive team approach—both in the NICU and after discharge to early intervention follow-up services—the course emphasizes strategies to facilitate infant abilities and develop caregiver feeding skills. The objective is to identify feeding readiness and provide intervention strategies from a framework of normal development. Special medical conditions, including respiratory disease, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, gastrostomy tube feedings and oral-motor disorders, will be discussed. A holistic approach integrating the medical fragility of these infants is emphasized.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Washington D.C.
Location:   MedStar Washington Hosital Center
Dates:   11-13-2020 - 11-14-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM

Register Address:   Los Angeles California
Location:   NAPA Center
Dates:   12-05-2020 - 12-06-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM