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Treating Complex Feeding Problems: Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours:   14
Registration Fee:   $435

Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to:
• Integrate a thorough case history with assessment in a child with feeding difficulties
• Describe the interaction between medical and developmental levels as they relate to feeding progression.
• Utilize knowledge of neuroprotective or developmental appropriate care to establish a treatment plan for feeding succession.
• Utilize successful strategies for feeding therapy regiments as they relate to different etiologies.
• Determine how to establish education criterion for families based on feeding progression needs.

Target Audience
Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Developmental Specialists, Registered Dieticians and other professionals involved in the assessment and treatment of infants and young children with feeding and swallowing disorders in the hospital, home, EI and preschool environments. Neonate to 3 years.

Confirmation Notes
This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEU's).
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043 for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEU's) - Intermediate level. Occupational Therapy Process: Assessment, Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
This courses meets the approval for type 2 CEUs by the TX Board of OT examiners.
NBCOT professional development provider - 14 PDU's This course meets the criteria for up to 1.4 ASHA CEU's (Intermediate level, Professional area.
This program has been submitted for 14 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX Speech-Hearing Association. WA - Application has been made to the WSHLA for OSPI CECH's

8:00-8:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30-10:00 Sucking, swallowing, and neurodevelopment: Pre-feeding skills in infants Looking at how neurodevelopment affects feeding skills (including skills developed in-utero) pre-feeding readiness, including screening tools available. 10:00-10:15 Break 10:15-12:00 Barriers to Oral Feeding: Why aren't kids eating? A look at breakdown in collaborative care, facility feeding models (cue-based vs. scheduled feeding), and medical difficulties. 12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own) 1:00-2:00 Case History: How each piece matters? Thoroughly evaluating all parts of medical history to determine etiology for feeding difficulty for proper management and development of plans of care. 2:00-3:30 Assessment across setting: NICU, EI/home, OPD Including feeding evaluation with breast, bottle, and/or foods, MBS and FEES: Determining most appropriate evaluation strategies for each infant/child. 3:30-3:45 Break 3:45-4:45 Assessment (Cont.) 4:45-5:30 Nutrition/Weight Gain/Intake: Breastmilk, Formula, and Food Looking at how nutrition shapes feeding difficulties and getting the most "bang for your buck" as well as how to work collaboratively with colleagues includ ing pediatricians, dieticians and other therapists and families.

7:30-8:00 Continental Breakfast 8:00-9:30 Treatment: Complex feeding across settings including specialty populations such as cleft, IDM, down syndrome, NAS, and lip/tongue ties. 9:30-10:30 Functional goals for each age/setting based on treatment strategies identified. 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-12:00 Treatment techniques: Feeding behaviors, sensory, motor and behavioral therapy. How to design functional treatment plans based on needs of patient and families 12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own) 1:00-2:30 Treatment techniques continued: Bottles, nipples, spoons, cups, positioning, and more. How selection of therapy tools and techniques can change plans of care 2:30-2:45 Break 2:45-4:00 Case Analysis with Active Participation Provide participants with case studies to develop evaluation strategies and treatment plans

This course will focus on clinical decision making and treatment strategies to manage complex feeding and swallowing disorders in infants, toddlers and preschoolers across multiple settings including the NICU, Early Intervention/home, and outpatient settings. Participants will enhance their skills in assessment and integration of medical history when developing and implementing a plan of care. Focus will include specific treatment interventions as well as how to develop realistic programs for parents and for generalization across settings. Current research, knowledge of outcomes and priority setting will be discussed on medically fragile infants including treatment strategies for specific etiologies such as ankyloglossia or tongue tie and impact on feeding as well as lip tie, Down Syndrome, Infants of diabetic mother (IDM), cleft lip/palate, and neurologic diagnoses will also be involved. Infant feeding information will include evaluation and treatment for both breast and bottle fed infants as well as transitioning to solids

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