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# 306 CAN-EAT Approach …Using medical, motor, & behavioral strategies in pediatric feeding

Motivations, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours:   16
Registration Fee:   $495

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to: 1. Explain how feeding disorders develop, the basis for most problems and what maintains them over time 2. Explain how gastrointestinal disorders such as reflux, dysmotility and pain affect feeding in a child. 3. Explain the differences between a modified barium swallow study and a fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of feeding and how you would choose one over the other when evaluating a childs swallowing function 4. Explain how to prioritize treatment strategies with a pediatric patient with a feeding disorder 5. Give examples of behavior techniques to use to improve acceptance of bites of food.

Target Audience
Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, and nutritionists

Confirmation Notes
This is a 16-hour course equivalent to 1.6 CEUs. Motivations, Inc., is an approved provider by AOTA. This program is offered for 1.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Day One 8:00-9:30 Introduction: An overview of pediatric feeding issues including a framework from which to address these issues and review of anatomy of the digestive tract and oral motor patterns. 9:30-10:30 GI issues and feeding: sorting out gastroesophageal reflux, motility and pain issues and how they relate to feeding problems. 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-12:00 Continue GI issues 12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own 1:00-2:30 Nutrition for the feeding therapist: Nutrition basics that relate to feeding disorders 2:30-2:45 Break 2:45-4:00 The evaluation process: case history, oral and gross motor evaluations, respiration, nutrition, feeding, assessment and recommendations. 4:00-5:30 Case studies 5:30 Adjourn Day Two 8:00-11:00 Instrumental Swallow Evaluation: MBSS vs. FEES. Pros/Cons. 11:00-11:15 Break 11:15-12:00 Prioritizing Intervention: What comes first to get the best results. 12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own 1:00-2:30 Intervention Topics: a. Medical (nutrition, GI) b. handling/posture alignment 2:30-2:45 Break 2:45-3:00 Continue Intervention Topics: a. oral-motor/sensory (infants, toddlers) b. swallowing c. ribcage d. behavioral intervention e. service delivery: out-patient, intensive team approach 3:00-4:00 Special topics: a. tube feeding (bolus vs. continuous) b. preemies c. craniofacial kids (clefts, micronathia, etc) d. food refusers/behavioral feeders e. trachs 4:00-5:30 Discussion and wrap up /Adjourn

Research indicates that the prevalence of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders is 80% in the special needs population and 20% in typically developing children. Therefore, most pediatric clinicians will encounter this disorder in some form or another. Feeding disorders come in all shapes and sizes, such as coughing/choking during meals, poor oral-motor skill acquisition, food refusal, oral aversion, g-tube dependence and more. One must be versed in oral-motor and swallowing techniques, respiration, GI issues, nutrition, motor/postural alignment, and behavioral strategies. This is a two-day course focusing on how to approach pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, how to diagnose and prioritize treatment options, and ensure successful outcomes for you and your patients. Day one will concentrate on medical and nutritional intervention strategies, while day two will focus on evaluation and therapeutic intervention. If children are available, there will be 1-2 live evaluations.
Course Registration Rates:
$395 Consortium Registration - Group Discount – To see if your facility is already a Consortium Facility, click on the register button, then the "Fees and Locations tab"
$445 Association Registration - Member of APTA, AOTA, NATA-BOC, ASHA, SCARF, etc.
$495 Individual Registration -

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Stafford Texas
Location:   MedCare Pediatric Therapy and Rehab, LP
Dates:   07-24-2020 - 07-25-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM


Register Address:   Asheville North Carolina
Location:   Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park
Dates:   09-11-2020 - 09-12-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM

Register Address:   Addison Texas
Location:   KidsCare Home Health
Dates:   12-04-2020 - 12-05-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM