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Feeding Tiny Humans: Strategies for “Typical” to Troubled Premature and Medically Complex Babies

Live Webinar
Shanna Semmler, OTD, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC
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Live Webinar for Pediatric Therapists. Complete both sessions for 12 Contact Hours (1.2 CEUs) | July 25 and 26, 2024 | 9:40 am EST • 8:40 am CST • 7:40 am MST • 6:40 am PST (US)
Learn to evaluate infant feeding performance and provide evidence-supported interventions to maximize infants’ outcomes. We’ll discuss diagnostic tools for bedside evaluation, cervical auscultation, modified barium swallow studies and specific medical comorbidities seen in the NICU setting and how these influence the therapy pathway. In addition, we’ll review the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative and its impact on infant oral feeding.
The developmental specialists’ role in oral motor assessment and interventions to support infant feeding in the NICU will be discussed including how to support infants’ care team members in providing best practice care. This course will include lecture, small group discussion, and clinical scenarios with video to enhance observation skills of attendees.