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Course Webinar: Palliative Care and Pediatric Feeding & Swallowing

Course description: Palliative care often involves a multidisciplinary team of specialists who aim to assist in maintaining or enhancing quality of life for patients who may or may not be terminally ill. This course covers content for families, caregivers, and providers who are unsure of what their roles should entail when advocating for patients who wish to continue oral feeding for maintained quality of life.

Presented by Tasanyia Sebro-Calderon, ClinScD, MS, CCC-SLP/TSSLD

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Time: 1 pm pacific | 2 pm mountain | 3 pm central | 4 pm eastern

Tasanyia Sebro-Calderon is a licensed speech-language pathologist with over 15 years of clinical experience with individuals across the lifespan. She holds her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, her Clinical Science Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology, and is currently a PhD candidate. Tasanyia provides speech and swallow intervention, and training and resources to individuals domestically and internationally. She is currently the Director of Rehabilitation for a pediatric facility in New York, and the CEO of a private practice in New York.

Duration: 1 hour.

Pre-requisites: None.

Target audience: Speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists who work with children.


0:00 - Palliative care vs. hospice care
0:05 - Case examples of palliative care vs. hospice care
0:10 - Feeding & swallowing: dilemmas
0:20 - Recent research: palliative care and feeding
0:30 - Patient centered care & considerations
0:35 - Multidisciplinary involvement in sustaining full, partial, or recreational oral feeding for quality of life
0:45 - Advocacy: patient/family/provider
0:50 - Q & A
1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional level: Introductory (Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.)

Key learning outcomes:

As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...

  1. List person-first, patient-centered approaches and considerations.
  2. Explain the importance of using a multidisciplinary approach to maintain oral feeding when positioning, pain, and cognitive status contribute to poor oral candidacy.
  3. Describe advocacy and patient/family-led decision making.
        Webinar information:
        • This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. 
        • High-speed internet connection is required.

        Recorded course information:

        • The recorded course will be made available by January 27, 2022.
        • The course will be available for CEUs until January 20, 2027.
        • You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.

        Instructor disclosures:

        • Financial
          • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
        • Non-financial:
          • None.

          Instructional methodology: Lecture

          Course completion requirements:

          • Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
          • Passing score of 100% on a 3-5 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
          • Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
          • Completion of program evaluation form.

          Access to this course is reserved for Access Pass members.

          Certificates of completion: Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

          Special accommodations: Please email us with any special needs (e.g., people with hearing loss, people with learning disabilities, etc) prior to the event.

          Complaint policy: In the event that an individual is not satisfied with the organization’s continuing education program, we request a formal letter of complaint from the individual that outlines their concerns in writing. For more information, please read our full complaint policy.

          Cancellation policy:

          For Access Pass subscribers: In the event that a course is canceled or rescheduled, no cash refund will be provided to subscribers of the Access Pass. Therapy Insights will work to reschedule the event, or create a new event within the same month. Therapy Insights guarantees access to one live course per month to all subscribers. In the highly unlikely event that this commitment is not met, subscribers will receive a 50% refund for that month’s subscription cost. Subscribers who are on an annual payment plan will receive a pro-rated refund for 50% of the cost of that month.

          All refunds will be provided within 30 days of time of cancellation.

          Refund policy in the event that a participant cancels their registration.
          In the event that a participant/subscriber registers for the live course and then cancels participation, no refund will be provided. The participant will have the opportunity to access the recorded presentation at no additional cost as part of their subscription or registration fee.

          View our full cancellation policy.