Course

Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Clinic: Team Considerations for Implementation

Presented by Pam Holland, MA-CCC/SLP, BCS-S

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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.
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Meet Your Presenter

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.

Accreditation

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

Course Details

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify the components of a thorough feeding assessment involving all milestones and all developmental domains.
  2. Identify the roles of all professionals on the feeding team and recognize when to refer to other disciplines.
  3. Develop a list of resources to utilize in their assessment and intervention with children and their families who have feeding disorders.
  4. Develop a feeding plan of care with presented case study.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - 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
  • 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.

Target Audience

Speech-language pathologists who specialize in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.

Live Course Information

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

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until December 16, 2025.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter is employed at Marshall University Department of Communication Disorders.

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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