SEM24E: ABC's of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Module V: Feeding & Swallowing Issues in Premature Infants
Presented By: Monica Wojcik, M.S., CCC-SLP; Rona Alexander, Ph.D, CCC-SLP,BRS-S; Robert Beecher, M.S., CCC-SLP

23 Contact Hours - 2.30 CEUs - 23.00 PDUs
$95.00 per person
Course Description
Premature infants often present with feeding, swallowing, and respiratory problems due to immaturity of their body systems, including gastrointestinal and respiratory systems. Current medical advancements have lowered the gestational age for survival and increased the number of medically fragile infants now found in the NICU. This seminar will focus on the anatomical, physiological, medical, and developmental characteristics related to feeding, swallowing, and respiratory problems in premature infants. Applicable to the birth to three population. Handouts included in PDF file format.
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the significant anatomical, physiological, and medical characteristics influencing feeding, swallowing and respiratory function of premature infants.
2. Describe the significant aspects of the development of feeding, swallowing, and respiratory function in premature infants.
3. Describe the impact of ventilation & tracheotomy on the premature infant.
4. Identify signs that indicate the infant’s readiness for oral feeding.
Seminar Level
Level I 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, California and Illinois PT Boards. 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 4.0 hrs Assessment 7.5 hrs Atypical Development 9.0 hrs Intervention 2.5 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.
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