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Challenges and Solutions for Infants and Children with Complex Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

Live Webinar
Joan Arvedson PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Live Webinar for Pediatric Therapists. Complete Both Sessions for 14.5 Contact Hours (1.45 CEUs) | August 23 and 24, 2024 | 8:40 am EST • 7:40 am CST • 6:40 am MST • 5:40 am PST (US)
Challenges with infants and children demonstrating complex swallowing and feeding disorders are addressed in a holistic evidence-based framework that considers interrelating systems. Populations range from newborn infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through children in school based & rehabilitation settings. Problem solving/intervention will be addressed through lecture, videos, and case analyses.
Functional outcomes are emphasized through targeted intervention strategies based on sensorimotor learning principles and consideration of neural plasticity. Problem areas include: airway (e.g., laryngomalacia, laryngeal cleft, vocal fold paralysis, tracheostomy/ventilator); GI tract (e.g., gastroesophageal reflux, eosinophilic esophagitis); nutrition/hydration; advancing feeding in NICU and beyond to include tongue & lip tie; tube feeding & weaning; barriers to oral feeding & intervention strategies with; picky/finicky eaters. Discussions will include the urgent need for specific measurable outcomes and pros/cons for varied frequency and intensity of direct and indirect interventions/therapies.