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Feeding Babies from Birth-12 Months

January 19, 2022 by Megan Berg.
A lot changes in the first year of life, particularly when it comes to feeding and swallowing! This course will dive into the progression of the different phases of feeding and swallowing from birth to 12 months. The course will also discuss in utero swallowing, including basic anatomy and physiology. The course will cover the […]
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Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Clinic: Team Considerations for Implementation

January 19, 2022 by Megan Berg.
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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Bottle Feeding in the Outpatient Setting

January 17, 2022 by Megan Berg.
In the market today, there is an abundance of baby brands selling a multitude of bottle systems without regulations. There is limited information on why bottle systems are different and what indicates use of one over another. This course teaches clinicians to identify and describe differences in bottle nipple shapes and flow rates and identify […]
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Modified Barium Swallow Studies in Infant and Pediatric Patients

January 17, 2022 by Megan Berg.
At this time, there are very few infant or pediatric protocols and even less data on normative measures for infant and pediatric modified barium swallow studies (MBSS). This course will present the research on infant/pediatric swallow studies. The course will review candidacy for an MBSS, and include videos of MBSS to identify impairments and discuss […]
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Outcomes for Feeding Tube-Dependent Children With Oral Aversion in an Intensive Interdisciplinary Treatment Program (2020)

January 16, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Design/Methods/Participants: Subjects for this study were attending the intensive feeding program at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Inclusion criteria established for this study required that subjects receive more than 90% of daily caloric intake via an NG-tube (nasogastric) or a G-tube (gastronomy) with limited oral intake (less than 60 g). After eliminating ineligible candidates for the […]
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Impact of Ontogeny, Genetics, and Early Experiences (2016)

January 16, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Throughout the article, the authors share and discuss several facts about taste development during childhood, and how taste preferences ultimately determine food preferences. Salt and sweet tastes are the most desired during childhood, with bitter taste having the most variance among individuals and usually rejected by infants and children. The authors give the example of […]
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Patient or Proxy-Reported Validated Instruments for Assessing Pediatric Dysphagia (2016)

January 16, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Description of Search Methods: This systematic review was initiated through extensive online searches using a variety of electronic databases. The articles were required to have studied assessments of dysphagia symptoms, subjects under 18, been written in English, and have at least 2 or more subjects. After rigorous review of online search results, the authors chose […]
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Psychometric Characteristics of Non-Instrumental Swallowing and Feeding Assessments in Pediatrics (2017)

January 16, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Description of Search Methods: An online search was conducted on Medline and Embase to retrieve articles discussing the psychometric characteristics of the 22 specific assessments reviewed by Heckathorn. The articles must have had to analyze one or more of the characteristics. Inclusion criteria were assessments had to have 50% or more items about swallowing/feeding, ages […]
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