Course Webinar: Safe and Positive Feeding Advancement for the Newborn with Cleft Palate +/-Lip
Course description: Newborns with cleft lip/palate present with unique feeding needs. Proper clinical management of their early feedings establishes a foundation for safe and positive feeding experiences. This course will review the unique swallow patterns demonstrated by newborns with cleft lip/palate, glucose management strategies, optimal positioning/handling, provision of breast milk, and bottle selection.
Presented by Allyson Goodwyn-Craine, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC
Originally presented: Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
Allyson Goodwyn-Craine began her clinical practice in 1989. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient medical settings including the NICU and Craniofacial Teams. Allyson was the Executive Director of The Children’s Developmental Health Institute recognized in the Top 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For, and ranked in the Top 20 Healthcare Nonprofits in Oregon. Allyson served on the ASHA Financial Planning Board, and as President of the Oregon Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is an Adjunct Professor at Portland State University and an ASHA publications contributor. The Oregon Speech-Language-Hearing Association awarded her with Honors of the Association.
Duration: 1 hour.
Target audience: SLPs/SLPAs, OTs/COTAs, and PTs/PTAs who work with children.
0:00 - Key feeding considerations for newborns with cleft lip/palate
0:05 - Unique anatomy and implications for feeding
0:10 - Unique swallow physiology and implications for assessment and treatment
0:20 - Clinical considerations for glucose management, restricted lingual frenulum, facial taping
0:30 - Positioning/handling for feeding demonstrations
0:35 - Specialty bottle considerations
0:50 - Q/A session
1:00 - Course ends + quiz
Instructional level: Intermediate (Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.)
Key learning outcomes:
As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...
- Describe how the swallow patterns of infants with cleft lip/palate differ from other infants and the clinical significance of these differences.
- Apply handling and positioning strategies for safe feeding.
- List specific anatomical considerations when selecting a bottle designed for infants with cleft lip/palate.
- 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 on May 23, 2021.
- The course will be available for CEUs until May 21, 2026.
- You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.
- Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
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 5-10 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.