Course Webinar: Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Clinic: Team Considerations for Implementation
Course description: A team approach is necessary for diagnosing and managing pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. The SLP who specializes in feeding and swallowing disorders often leads the professional care team. This course assisted participants in evaluating their current practice and provided guidelines for those interested in creating a formal inter-professional feeding and swallowing team.
Presented by Pam Holland, MA-CCC/SLP, BCS-S
Originally presented: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Pam Holland, MA-CCC-SLP/BCS-S is an Associate Professor, Chair and Graduate Program Director at Marshall University. She is board certified in swallowing and swallowing disorders and teaches the graduate course in Dysphagia. She founded the MU Interdisciplinary Feeding and Swallowing Clinic in 2013 and specializes in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. In addition to supervising graduate students in the Feeding and Swallowing Clinic she is a part of a multi-agency coalition called Healthy Connections and works with multiple professions to assist in the community’s opioid epidemic and improve outcomes for children diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome. She has been a leader in the development and growth of the University’s Interprofessional Education Initiative which started in 2013. She is one of the faculty advisors for the Interprofessional Health Student Organization at Marshall University.
Duration: 1 hour.
Target audience: Speech-language pathologists who specialize in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.
ASHA subject code: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) – 1040
ASHA content area: P—Professional: Information and techniques dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders; this content code is used by audiologists and SLPs directly in their work with clients.
Introduction of a case.
|0:10||Pediatric Feeding Disorder: Definition and Framework.|
|0:20||Overview of Feeding Milestones.|
|0:30||Benefits of Interdisciplinary Feeding Assessment.|
|0:40||Functional Feeding Assessment and Team Roles.|
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...
- Identify the components of a thorough feeding assessment involving all milestones and all developmental domains.
- Identify the roles of all professionals on the feeding team and recognize when to refer to other disciplines.
- Develop a list of resources to utilize in their assessment and intervention with children and their families who have feeding disorders.
- Develop a feeding plan of care with presented case study.
- 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 December 17, 2020.
- The course will be available for CEUs until December 16, 2025.
- 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.
- Presenter is employed at Marshall University Department of Communication Disorders.
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.