Safe and Positive Feeding Advancement for the 1-13 mo Infant with Cleft Palate

Presented by Allyson Goodwyn-Craine, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC

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Course Description

Infants with cleft palate present with unique oral feeding challenges and compensatory swallow patterns. This course will guide the participant in key clinical considerations when developing feeding approaches that provide safe and positive feeding experiences for infants 1-13 months.
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PediatricSLPBirth to 3Feeding and Swallowing

Meet Your Presenter

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.


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

Course Details

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe considerations of unique oral anatomy on advancement of feeding skills.
  2. Describe the unique swallow patterns demonstrated by infants with cleft palate.
  3. List types of food and apply feeding techniques to safely advance oral feeding skills at each stage.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Introduction to unique feeding challenges of infants with cleft palate
  • 0:05 - Unique anatomy and implications for feeding
  • 0:10 - Unique swallow physiology and implications for safe oral feeding
  • 0:20 - Texture advancement considerations at each stage
  • 0:40 - Feeding and drinking techniques at each stage
  • 0:50 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

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.

Target Audience

SLPs/SLPAs, OTs/OTAs, and PTs/PTAs 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

The course will be available for CEUs until June 26, 2026.

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.

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