Presented by Allyson Goodwyn-Craine, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC
Course DescriptionNewborns 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.
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- This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
Upon completion of this course, participants 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.
- 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
- 1:00 - End course + quiz.
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.
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- Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
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