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.
- 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
0:50: 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...
- Describe the stages and development of in utero swallowing.
- Name and define the roles of an interdisciplinary feeding/swallowing team.
- Define nipple readiness.
- List three ways that therapists can support breastfeeding.
- 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.
- 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.
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.