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Course Webinar: Interdisciplinary Approach to Complex Feeders in Support of Breast Feeding

Description: This course was designed to help support clinicians working with babies in support of breastfeeding. It will address development, medical considerations, therapeutic interventions, and a suggested team model to best support both the baby and family.

Presented by Allison Stamm, MA, CCC-SLP

Originally presented: Friday, February 26, 2021

Allison Stamm graduated in 2001 from New York University with a Master's Degree in Speech Pathology. She began working with babies in a level 1 NICU in Queens, NY. When she moved to Boulder, Colorado in 2007, she went back for further training at Metro State in lactation counseling while working in outpatient pediatrics with 0-2 population for feeding and swallowing disorders. She currently works in an acute care hospital and sees babies in their level 2 NICU. She is also a private consultant for feeding evaluations and treatment in the home, with a specific focus on birth-12 months.

Duration: 1 hour.

Target audience: Pediatric speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists who address feeding/swallowing impairments with their clients and families.

Course accreditation:

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

ASHA subject code: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) – 1040

ASHA content area: P—Professional: Information pertaining to disorders of speech, language, and hearing.


0:00: In utero swallowing
0:10: The interdisciplinary team: PT/OT/SLP/Lactation/Social Work/RN/NNP
0:15: Medical considerations
0:20: Nippling readiness
0:30: Therapeutic considerations/interventions
0:40: How therapists support breastfeeding
0:45: Referrals
0:50: Q & A
1:00: End course

Instructional level: Intermediate (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.)

Key learning outcomes:

As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...

  1. Describe the stages and development of in utero swallowing.
  2. Name and define the roles of an interdisciplinary feeding/swallowing team.
  3. Define nipple readiness.
  4. List three ways that therapists can support breastfeeding.

Webinar information:

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

Recorded course information:

  • The recorded course will be made available on February 27, 2021.
  • The course will be available for CEUs until February 26, 2025.
  • You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.

Instructor disclosures:

  • Financial:
    • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
    • Presenter is a salaried faculty member who conducts research related to the content of this presentation. Her employer is the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
    • Non-financial:
    • None.

    Instructional methodology: Lecture

    Course completion requirements:

    • Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
    • Passing score of 100% on a 5-10 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
    • Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
    • Completion of program evaluation form.

    Access to this course is reserved for Access Pass members.

    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.

    Special accommodations: Please email us with any special needs (e.g., people with hearing loss, people with learning disabilities, etc) prior to the event.

    Complaint policy: In the event that an individual is not satisfied with the organization’s continuing education program, we request a formal letter of complaint from the individual that outlines their concerns in writing. For more information, please read our full complaint policy.

    Cancellation policy:

    For Access Pass subscribers: In the event that a course is canceled or rescheduled, no cash refund will be provided to subscribers of the Access Pass. Therapy Insights will work to reschedule the event, or create a new event within the same month. Therapy Insights guarantees access to one live course per month to all subscribers. In the highly unlikely event that this commitment is not met, subscribers will receive a 50% refund for that month’s subscription cost. Subscribers who are on an annual payment plan will receive a pro-rated refund for 50% of the cost of that month.

    All refunds will be provided within 30 days of time of cancellation.

    Refund policy in the event that a participant cancels their registration.
    In the event that a participant/subscriber registers for the live course and then cancels participation, no refund will be provided. The participant will have the opportunity to access the recorded presentation at no additional cost as part of their subscription or registration fee.

    View our full cancellation policy.