Course

An Introductory Overview of Infant Feeding and Swallowing for SLPs

Presented by Charlotte Greville, R.SLP (C)

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Course Description

This course is designed to give the speech-language pathologist (SLP) an overview of infant feeding and swallowing for acute and outpatient settings. Many SLPs graduate with little to no knowledge of pediatric dysphagia. Following the completion of this course, the learner will enter a pediatric dysphagia setting with skills to assess and treat our youngest […]
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Meet Your Presenter

Charlotte is a registered speech-language pathologist in Canada and has been working in pediatric dysphagia for five years. Charlotte has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings across ages 0-19 years with the majority of her work being with infants. She holds advanced competencies in both pediatric videofluoroscopic swallowing studies and swallowing and communication management for pediatric patients with tracheostomies. Charlotte has also completed and interpreted countless FEES (flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing) alongside otolaryngologists. She is incredibly passionate about pediatric dysphagia and wishes to educate other speech-language pathologists on how our extensive knowledge of oropharyngeal swallow physiology can help our smallest patients. Charlotte spends her workdays helping pediatric patients eat and drink safely, advocating for the profession of speech language pathology, and keeping up to date on the latest research.

Accreditation

  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Introductory Level).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. List signs of neurodevelopmental readiness to feed.
  2. Describe several feeding positions and the pros/cons to each.
  3. Compare different bottles/nipples and describe why bottling early can be beneficial.
  4. Demonstrate a general understanding of breastfeeding.
  5. Apply knowledge on how to support oral feeds in an infant with an NG/G-tube.
  6. List clinical signs of reflux.
  7. Describe a feeding and swallowing assessment.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Introduction to the course
  • 0:05 - Readiness to feed
  • 0:10 - Feeding position options
  • 0:20 - Bottling overview
  • 0:30 - Breastfeeding overview
  • 0:40 - Encouraging oral feeds in tube-fed infants
  • 0:50 - Reflux
  • 0:55 - Assessment
  • 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.

Target Audience

SLPs who work with children.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

This course will be available for CEUs until October 22, 2027.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

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.

Instructional Methodology

Lecture

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