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Differences Between Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders

January 19, 2022 by Megan Berg.
This course will define the differences between picky eaters and problem feeders. We will review seven characteristics that can assist in differentiating between the two groups. Basic strategies will be discussed that may help parents and therapists treat picky eaters.
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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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The Feeding/Oral-Motor/Speech Connection: Diagnosing and Treatment

January 18, 2022 by Megan Berg.
In this course, we explore how structure and motor function has an impact on speech and language development. We cover what red flags might indicate a problem beyond a general speech and language delay in the pediatric population. We discuss how we can begin to differentially diagnose developmental delays from motor speech disorders, even before […]
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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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Quantifying Bolus Residue and Its Risks in Children: A Videofluoroscopic Study (2021)

January 16, 2022 by Megan Berg.
This retrospective observational study was completed at a tertiary children’s hospital. A total of 533 VFSS videos obtained from 2016–2020 were included. Pediatric patients with a variety of different swallowing disorders were involved, including those with neurological, chromosomal, anatomical, respiratory, cardiac, gastrointestinal, and unknown etiologies. All VFSS videos were completed at 30 frames per second. […]
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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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Clinical Feeding Examination With Cervical Auscultation for Detecting Oropharyngeal Aspiration: A Systematic Review of the Evidence (2019)

January 16, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Search Methods: An online search was conducted using a variety of electronic databases. The authors set inclusion criteria to studies 1) with children, 2) comparing dysphagia exams using cervical auscultation to VFSS/FEES, 3) with a variety of feeding disorders, and 4) all studies types in English. With regards to data analysis, the primary outcome “for […]
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Pediatric Dysphagia: Physiology, Assessment, and Management (2015)

January 16, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Normal Swallowing – Children with normal swallow physiology have typical phases of the swallow including the oral phase, swallow reflex, pharyngeal phase, and esophageal phase. These phases are “reflexive and voluntary,” but as infants grow, the oral phase becomes more voluntary. Typically developing children have adequate mastication which has 1) “appropriate sensory registration of the […]
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