SEM24C: ABC's of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Module III: The Comprehensive Assessment Process
Presented By: Rona Alexander, Ph.D, CCC-SLP,BRS-S; Robert Beecher, M.S., CCC-SLP; W. Hobart Davies. Ph.D.; Midge Kirby, MS, RD, CSP, CD

20 Contact Hours - 2.00 CEUs - 20.00 PDUs
$95.00 per person
Course Description
This seminar presents a comprehensive assessment process including developmental, medical, psychological, oral-pharyngeal structure and function, respiratory function, movement and sensory issues, oral-motor function, and observation of feeding and swallowing activities. Pertinent information required to understand feeding and swallowing issues and needs, and when appropriate referral is necessary for specialized assessments such as swallow studies, behavioral strategies and oral-motor and feeding interventions are discussed. Handouts included in PDF file format.
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the essential components of a clinical assessment of feeding and swallowing function.
2. Describe the instrumental assessment tools used in the assessment of feeding and swallowing.
3. Discuss the importance of nutrition for children with feeding and swallowing problems.
4. Discuss the differences between behavioral and physiological influences on mealtime feeding.
Seminar Level
Introductory/no prerequisites required.
Accepted by NBCOT for PDUs. Approved by the California and Illinois Speech Therapy Boards, CABOT Advanced Practice in Swallowing APP-S39, approved by the New York State PT Board, California PT Board, Illinois PT Board. For other State PT Board approvals click on CEU Course Approvals on the CEU Course Listing Page. Approved by the Illinois Early Intervention Training Program (IEITP) for 11.5 hrs Assessment 1.0 hrs Atypical Development 6.0 hrs Intervention 1.5 hrs Typical Development
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Target Audience
Speech, occupational and physical therapists, and other rehabilitation specialists. For special needs requests please contact us at.
Order Options
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